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This revision of the classic text on railroad engineering-considered the "bible" of the field for three decades-is the culmination of the author's 48 years of experience in railroad engineering, teaching, research, and consultation. It provides an upto-date, ready reference to the principles and applications of railroad design, construction, operation, and maintenance for engineers, supervisors, designers, managers, planners, and field personnel. Railroad Engineering, Second Edition examines the causes of both rapid transit and conventional railroad problems, and shows how current construction and maintenance procedures are used to solve these problems.

The first fourteen chapters of the book set forth basic principles of route location and focus on the relation between locomotive characteristics and performance, and the location factors of distance, curvature, rise and fall, and major grades. The cost effects of these various relationships are stressed, and details of train, curve and grade resistance, locomotive horsepower, tractive effort, performance, speed and speed control are emphasized.

Chapters fifteen through thirty describe and apply principles that govern the design, construction, and use of railroad track. They treat track analysis, support systems, components, geometry and the conduct of work in construction and maintenance.

The second edition features

  • new material on methods of evaluating train resistance, ballast resilience, deformation, sizing, undercutting, track-train dynamics, and location procedures in terms of diesel-electric locomotives
  • more emphasis on mechanized maintenance procedures and the problems created by the introduction of modern, high capacity rolling stock
  • expanded sections on contact and shearing stresses, continuous welded rail, and rail life, especially under heavy wheel loads
  • up-to-date information on statistics, practices, and materials and equipment?and the new Interstate Commerce Accounting Classifications
  • The text is amply illustrated with photographs to show new equipment and methods. It also contains I.C.C. revenue, capital, and operating expense account tables. Appendixes include a complete location problem, and quantitative study problems.

Synopsis:

A revision of the classic text on railroad engineering, considered the ``bible of the field for three decades. Presents railroad engineering principles quantitatively but without excessive resort to mathematics, and applies these principles to day-by-day design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Relates practice to principles in an orderly, sequential pattern (subgrade, ballast, ties, rails). Applicable to both conventional railroads and rapid transit systems.

About the Author

About the author William W. Hay is Professor Emeritus of Railway Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois and is a domestic and foreign railroad consultant. Prior to his academic career, he spent 16 years in the engineering and maintenance departments of several major railroads and the military railway service. Dr. Hay is author of Introduction to Transportation Engineering, Second Edition (Wiley 1977) He is an honorary member of the American Railway Engineering Associations, and served as Director of both the Roadmasters and Maintenance of Way Associations of America. He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.

Table of Contents

PART 1: PRINCIPLES OF LOCATION AND OPERATION.

The Railroad Industry.

The Nature of Railroad Traffic.

Revenues and Costs.

The Location Process.

Effects of Distance.

Propulsive Resistance.

Motive Power.

Electrification.

Grades and Curve Resistance.Acceleration and Deceleration.

Velocity Profiles.

Problems in Grades.

Tonnage Ratings.

Location Procedure.

PART 2. PRINCIPLES OF MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION.

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.

Railroad Right of Way.

Appendix A. Location Problem Example.

Appendix B. Problems for Study.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471364009
Author:
Hay, William Walter
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Hay, William W., Jr.
Author:
Hay, Joan
Author:
Hay, Chris
Author:
Hay, Robert
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Railroad engineering
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Engineering-General Engineering
Subject:
Transportation engineering
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographies and indexes.
Series:
Railroad Engineering
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19820616
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
9.52x6.49x1.66 in. 2.77 lbs.

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Engineering » Civil Engineering » General
Engineering » Civil Engineering » Transportation
Engineering » Engineering » General Engineering
Transportation » General

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"Synopsis" by , A revision of the classic text on railroad engineering, considered the ``bible of the field for three decades. Presents railroad engineering principles quantitatively but without excessive resort to mathematics, and applies these principles to day-by-day design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Relates practice to principles in an orderly, sequential pattern (subgrade, ballast, ties, rails). Applicable to both conventional railroads and rapid transit systems.
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