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Railway Transportation:Engineering, Operation and Management, Second Edition
Authors:   S. Ponnuswamy

ISBN: 978-81-8487-512-6 
Publication Year:   2016
Pages:   580
Binding:   Paper Back

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.

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Table of content

Preface / Foreword / Abbreviations / Railway System / Historical Development of Railways / Traffic Forecast and Surveys / Railways Project Appraisal / Organisation of Indian Railways / Railway Operation / Right of Way and Formation / Track and Track Components / Geometric Design of Track / Traction / Steam Traction / Diesel Traction / Electric Traction / Systems of Working on Railways / Signalling and Interlocking / Stations and Terminals / Points and Crossings / Rolling Stock other than Locomotives / Railway Construction and Maintenance / Track Renewal / Urban and Suburban Rail Transport / High Speed Railway / Accidents and Safety on Railways / Revamping of Rail Transport / Appendix / Index.

Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Serving Railwaymen, Researchers in Engineering and Consultants