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From fundamental topics to modern technological developments, this book covers all aspects of the railways including various modernization plans covering tracks, locomotives, and rolling stock. Important statistical data about the Indian Railways and other useful information have also been incorporated to make the coverage comprehensive. A number of illustrative examples supplement text to aid easy understanding of design methods discussed. The book will serve the need of undergraduate students of civil engineering as well as students of polytechnics and those preparing for the AMIE examination and will also be useful as a ready reference for railway professionals. Content:• Front Matter • Preface • Table of Contents 1. History and General Features of Indian Railways 2. Railway Track Gauge 3. Alignment of Railway Lines 4. Engineering Surveys and Construction of New Lines 5. Track and Track Stresses 6. Rails 7. Sleepers 8. Ballast 9. Subgrade and Formation 10. Track Fittings and Fastenings 11. Creep of Rails 12. Geometric Design of Track 13. Curves and Superelevation 14. Points and Crossings 15. Track Junctions and Simple Track Layouts 16. Rail Joints and Welding of Rails 17. Modern Welded Railway Track 18. Track Maintenance 19. Track Drainage 20. Modern Methods of Track Maintenance 21. Rehabilitation and Renewal of Track 22. Railway Accidents and Disaster Management 23. Level Crossings 24. Locomotives and Other Rolling Stock 25. Train Resistance and Tractive Power 26. Railway Stations and Yards 27. Equipment at Railway Stations 28. Construction of New Railway Lines and Track Linking 29. Suburban Railways in Metro Cities 30. Railway Tunnelling 31. Signalling and Interlocking 32. Modernization of Railways and High Speed Trains Index
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