Railway Track Engineering, Fourth Edition

by: J S Mundrey


Abstract: Railway Track Engineering presents conventional methods of track construction, maintenance and monitoring, along with modern sophisticated track machines. It also comprehensively covers design details and specifications of important track components Changes in the revised edition include: • Explanation of the hitherto little understood phenomenon of rolling contact fatigue in rails and practical steps to deal with it. • New technology of alumino-thermic rail welding. • New guidelines for ultrasonic rail flaw detection. • Ballastless track for metros, mainlines and washable aprons. • Track standards for ultra high-speed lines in India. • Track structure for Dedicated Freight Corridors. • Technology of fully mechanized track construction with the deployment of simple track laying equipment to highly sophisticated track-laying trains. Richly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this book will be useful to professionals and students
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Title: Railway Track Engineering, Fourth Edition

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2009 McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9780070680128

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J S Mundrey former Adviser, Civil Engineering, Indian Railway Board, has rich experience in the field of track technology. An expert in track modernization, he has been a consultant to several projects not only in India but also in South East Asia and the World Bank. He has attended several international conferences and seminars and has published a large number of technical papers. Currently, he is engaged as an international track expert for the design and construction of dedicated freight corridors and for the re-development of New Delhi as a world-class station. Mr. Mundrey is a recipient of National Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of track modernization.

Description: Railway Track Engineering presents conventional methods of track construction, maintenance and monitoring, along with modern sophisticated track machines. It also comprehensively covers design details and specifications of important track components Changes in the revised edition include: • Explanation of the hitherto little understood phenomenon of rolling contact fatigue in rails and practical steps to deal with it. • New technology of alumino-thermic rail welding. • New guidelines for ultrasonic rail flaw detection. • Ballastless track for metros, mainlines and washable aprons. • Track standards for ultra high-speed lines in India. • Track structure for Dedicated Freight Corridors. • Technology of fully mechanized track construction with the deployment of simple track laying equipment to highly sophisticated track-laying trains. Richly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this book will be useful to professionals and students