Railway Curves

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Railway Curves
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NECESSITY OF CURVE As far as possible, railroads are constructed in straight lines except where a change in direction is necessary to get the desired grade or to reach such a point that is not in a straight line. This is accomplished by curves. Railway curves except transition curves are uniform in nature, i.e. for any unit of length travelled round the Curve, there is the same amount of change of direction. The only curve which has this property is the circumference of the circle. Railway curves are pre…
J S Mundrey: Railway Track Engineering, Fourth Edition. Railway Curves, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009), AccessEngineering Export