ISBN 9780070680128,Railway Track Engineering

Railway Track Engineering



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780070680128

ISBN-10 0070680124


Edition 4th
Number of Pages 642 Pages
Language (English)

Railway technology & engineering

Railway Track Engineering presents conventional methods of track construction, maintenance and monitoring, along with modern sophisticated track machines. It also comprehensively covers design details and specifications of important track components. Changes in the revised edition include: Explanation of the hitherto little understood phenomenon of rolling contact fatigue in rails and practical steps to deal with it. New technology of alumino-thermic rail welding. New guidelines for ultrasonic rail flaw detection. Ballastless track for metros, mainlines and washable aprons. Track standards for ultra high-speed lines in India. Track structure for Dedicated Freight Corridors. Technology of fully mechanized track construction with the deployment of simple track laying equipment to highly sophisticated track-laying trains. Richly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this book will be useful to professionals and students. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Indian Railways and its Track Structure 2. Iron and Steel & B. Rails 3. Rail Joints 4. Sleepers 5. Rail to Sleeper Fastenings 6. Railway Curves 7. Switches and Crossings 8. Ballast and Formation 9. Welding of Rails 10. Long Welded Rails 11. Conventional - Manual Track Maintenance Practices 12. Mechanised Track Maintenance 13. Directed Maintenance of Track: Track Management System 14. Measured Shovel Packing 15. Track Renewal 16. Modern Track Construction 17. Track Tolerances, Track Inspection and Track Recordings 18. High-Speed Track 19. Track Stresses 20. Track Standard and Track Rehabilitation 21. Special Types of Tracks 22. Derailment Investigations