About the book
RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION covers various facets of rail transport and its development starting from its origin upto the present stage of bullet trains and surveys, design and construction of new lines including route planning and standards. The book covers in detail the different characteristics of the railways’ infrastructure viz., Right of way, Track and structures, Stations, Yards, Depots, Rolling stock and different types of traction, Signaling and communication systems. Coverage includes in detail all their maintenance requirements. As a special feature, it includes the basics of different systems of train operation, their planning, implementation, and monitoring, including the safety aspects and disaster management. It briefly covers the different forms of administration of a railway system and its finances including details of modernization on railways, metro rail planning and construction and high speed railways.