Railroad Engineering

This book presents information about the railroad industry, the nature of railroad traffic, revenues and costs, the location process, effects of distance, propulsive resistance, motive power, electrification, grade and curve resistance, acceleration and deceleration, velocity profiles, problems in grades, tonnage ratings, location procedure, track analysis, subgrade materials, subgrade design and construction, subgrade construction costs, subgrade stability problems, drainage, ballast, cross ties, concrete and other artificial ties, rail, fastenings and other track material, track geometry, turnouts and crossings, track-train dynamics, conduct of work, and railroad right of way.

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