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xv, 138 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
  • Events leading up to the construction of the railroad
  • The business of building the railroad
  • Operation of the Connecticut Valley Railroad
  • Connecticut Valley Railroad's locomotives and rolling stock
  • The Springfield to Old Saybrook route
  • The end of the Connecticut Valley Railroad and on to the Hartford & Connecticut Valley Railroad
  • Train wrecks and accidents
  • The competition : boats, cast iron wheels and rubber tires
  • Abandonment of service and new charters
  • Washouts
  • The Valley Railroad's Chinese locomotive no. 1647
  • The Valley Line on the big screen.
The Connecticut Valley Railroad once carried both passengers and freight along the west bank of the Connecticut River between Hartford and Old Saybrook. Completed in 1871, today the railroad is known throughout New England for the nostalgic steam-powered excursion trains that run on a portion of the line between Essex and Chester. Until now the history of this popular tourist attraction has been the stuff of local lore and legend. This book, written by railroad historian and former vice president and director of Valley Railroad, Max R. Miller, provides the first comprehensive history of the Connecticut Valley Railroad through maps, ephemera, and archival photographs of the trains, bridges, and scenery surrounding the line. Offering tales of train wrecks, ghost sightings, booms and busts, Along the Valley Line will be treasured by railroad enthusiasts and historians alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780819577375 20180115
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Switchbacks and Rattlesnakes: The Bellefonte and Snow Shoe Railroad2. Moshannon's Black Gold: The Tyrone and Clearfield Railroad3. The PRR Tightens Its Grip: The Bald Eagle Valley Railroad4. Forever Divided: The Lewisburg and Tyrone Railroad5. Uniting the Branch Lines: The PRR's Tyrone Division6. Breaking the Monopoly: Beech Creek Railroad/New York Central 7. Nittany Valley Short Lines: Bellefonte Central Railroad/Central Railroad of Pennsylvania/Nittany Valley Railroad8. Railroads at High Tide9. The Tide Recedes: Passenger Service10. The Pennsylvania and the New York Central on the Plateau, 1918-196811. Railroading in the Valleys, 1918-196812. Empires Dismantled: Penn Central and BeyondIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253029584 20180115
The Pennsylvania and the New York Central railroads helped to develop central Pennsylvania as the largest source of bituminous coal for the nation. By the late 19th century, the two lines were among America's largest businesses and would soon become legendary archrivals. The PRR first arrived in the 1860s. Within a few years, it was sourcing as much as four million tons of coal annually from Centre County and the Moshannon Valley and would continue do so for a quarter-century. The New York Central, through its Beech Creek Railroad affiliate, invaded the region in the 1880s, first seeking a dependable, long-term source of coal to fuel its locomotives but soon aggressively attempting to break its rival's lock on transporting the area's immense wealth of mineral and forest products. Beginning around 1900, the two companies transitioned from an era of growth and competition to a time when each tacitly recognized the other's domain and sought to achieve maximum operating efficiencies by adopting new technology such as air brakes, automatic couplers, all-steel cars, and diesel locomotives. Over the next few decades, each line began to face common problems in the form of competition from other forms of transportation and government regulation; in 1968 the two businesses merged.Branch Line Empires offers a thorough and captivating analysis of how a changing world turned competition into cooperation between two railroad industry titans.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253029584 20180115
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24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
270 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Vorwort
  • Kurzvita und Etzels Letzte Reise
  • Wie es Begann : Architektur oder Technik?
  • Streitgespräche über die Formensprache
  • Dem Ingenieur ins Stammbuch geschrieben
  • Lehrjahre in Paris
  • Vom Architekt und Künstler zum Ingenieur
  • Zwischenspiel in Wien : 1839 bis 1843
  • Intermezzo : Folge der Geraden
  • Beginn der grossen Bahnsteighallen Österreichs
  • Etzels Publikationen Bis 1848
  • "Karl Etzel, Ingenieur"
  • Bahnbau in Etzels Heimat
  • Die Gutachten von Negrelli und Vignoles
  • Etzel und die "erste Section der Württembergischen Eisenbahnen"
  • Hochbauten und die Normalien
  • Ein Bahnbau bringt Arbeit ins Land
  • Die Neckarbrücke beim Rosenstein
  • Die Ostbahn und Abschied von Württemberg
  • In der Schweiz um Schienenlängen Voraus
  • Grosse Namen und Pläne
  • Trassenfindung im Aktionsradius der Lokomotiven
  • Das Bahnsystem der Schweiz
  • Die Schweizerische Centralbahn-Gesellschaft
  • Der Hauenstein-Tunnel
  • Die Katastrophe im Hauenstein-Tunnel am 28. Mai 1857
  • Eisenbahnknoten Olten
  • Brücken und Viadukte
  • St. Gallen-Appenzellische Eisenbahn
  • Verschiedene Gutachten, meist für gut erachtet
  • Bau der Bank in Basel
  • Etzels Mitarbeiter
  • Etzels Berufung nach Österreich
  • Die K. K. Priv. Kaiser Franz Joseph-Orientbahn
  • Das österreichische Eisenbahnsystem : Privat oder Staat?
  • Männer und Mächte um die neue Orientbahn
  • Also schrieb Carl von Etzel
  • Bedingungen bis zum scheinbar Nebensächlichen
  • Die Hochbauten
  • Vom Baubeginn zur Sicht aufs Ganze
  • Rothschild gegen Pereire
  • Etzels Letzte Station : die K. K. Priv. Südbahn-Gesellschaft
  • Österreich verkauft seine Bahnen
  • Zum lombardisch-venetianischen Netz
  • Die Organisation des Baudienstes
  • Publikationen im Zeitraum der Südbahn
  • Werkstätten in Marburg, Maribor
  • Die ungarischen Linien
  • Die Linie Wien-Triest über den Semmering
  • Etzels Erneuerungsprogramm der Brücken Wien-Triest
  • Neue Hochbauten
  • Die Kärntner Bahn Marburg-Villach
  • Ein Siebenjahresplan für die Brennerbahn
  • Vorprojekte
  • Vermessung und Planung
  • Vorarbeiten, ein Vorwärtstasten
  • Varianten sonder Zahl
  • Die Organisationsstruktur
  • Keine Kurve zu viel
  • Kommissionen fort und fort
  • Endlich die Baubewilligung
  • Die Bauvergabe
  • Die Normalien
  • Kein Spatenstich, aber viele Schaufeln
  • Ein Hoch den Brücken
  • Fortschritte im Tunnelbau
  • Die soziale Situation der Arbeiter
  • Von Etzels Landhaus in Vöslau zu den Hochbauten der Brennerbahn
  • Baukosten
  • Eine Eröffnung mit Nachholbedarf
  • Die Etzel-Feier am Brenner im Jahr 1892
  • Epilog : eine Fahrt über Den Brenner im Dezember 1867
  • Bildnachweis
  • Quellen und Literatur
  • Dank
  • Endnoten.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
111, 144 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
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pages ; cm.
  • Table of contents Part 1: Introduction to the research approach Chapter 1 - Systems thinking in transport analysis and design Chapter 2 - An overview of key human factors approaches and methods Chapter 3 - An integrated framework for transport analysis and design Part 2: Rail level crossing data collection and analysis Chapter 4 - Understanding the current system Chapter 5 - A systems analysis of rail level crossings Part 3: Design of new rail level crossing environments Chapter 6 - A participatory approach to designing novel rail level crossings Chapter 7 - Evaluating initial design concepts using the systems models Chapter 8 - Design refinement Part 4: Evaluation of design concepts Chapter 9 - Experimental evaluation of novel design concepts Chapter 10 - Evaluation of novel design concepts by all road users Part 5: Conclusions and future applications Chapter 11 - Summary and conclusions Chapter 12 - Future applications and opportunities Appendix - Guidance for using the key human factors methods and approaches.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409463191 20171218
Governments and road safety agencies around the world have either introduced or are considering 'safe system' strategies, a long overdue acknowledgement that different elements of the road system contribute to road safety outcomes. Human factors approaches have a leading role here in both conceptualising the road system as a complex sociotechnical system and in providing practical approaches to support true systems-based countermeasures. This book illustrates the potential for integrating contemporary systems-based human factors methods with modern day driving-assessment methods, such as vehicle instrumentation and driving simulation, to understand and enhance performance in modern day road-transport systems. The book outlines why a fundamental paradigm shift is needed in the way these systems are designed and operated, and illustrates how a wide range of accepted human-factors approaches can be applied successfully to road transport to revolutionise the countermeasure design process. The practical illustrations of these human factors methods are applied to a long-standing road and rail safety issue: rail level crossings, where the road and rail systems intersect. The final chapter of the book highlights the utility of the human factors approach to reducing road trauma and discusses future applications of the approach.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409463191 20171218
Book
208 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 x 29 cm
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Book
xxv, 109 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Historical context of John Burdakin's life
  • When put in charge, take charge
  • Do the right thing
  • When you see a problem, find solutions
  • You won't win them all
  • Hire good people
  • Choose carefully whom you marry
  • Enjoy your work, and work hard
  • A thanks from John H. Burdakin
  • Shared values
  • Appendix I: An overview of Grand Trunk
  • Appendix II: Jean Burdakin essays
  • Appendix III: "This I believe" speech
  • Important dates in the life of John H. Burdakin.
Green Library
Book
205 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxvii, 207 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
The history of British Railways in the late 1950s/early 1960s is characterised by change; massive change, as its management attempted to meet statutory obligations against a background of social, economic and political influences. The Modernisation Plan of 1955 paved the way for the electrification of the route from Manchester to London Euston, with a consequential effect of the Midland route services via Derby needing to be enhanced and improved. That eventually resulted in the arrival of class 7 steam motive power and later also benefitted the cross country Midland route. This book details, year by year, the changes that took place and provides an insight into the reasons why decisions were taken, and how the railway management was faced with a vast range of technological, natural, socio-economic challenges to be overcome, whilst also trying to meet the day-to-day needs of the operational railway. In addition to tracing the history of the routes, the book includes performance logs of typical journeys along difficult sections, recollections of railwaymen working in various departments and - for enthusiasts - a list of rare and unusual locomotive workings.The book is profusely illustrated with black and white, as well as colour, photographs and also includes a comprehensive range of maps.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473885578 20170418
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Book
xiv, 309 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • AcknowledgmentsPrologue1. Trains2. Stations3. Communities4. LegacySources and Suggestions for Further ReadingIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253023797 20171017
In this engaging social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant explores the railroad's "golden age" of 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant looks at four fundamental topics-trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America-illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations. Grant recalls the lasting memories left by train travel, both of luxurious Pullman cars and the grit and grind of coal-powered locals. He discusses the important role railroads played for towns and cities across America, not only for the access they provided to distant places and distant markets but also for the depots that were a focus of community life. Finally, Grant reviews the lasting heritage of the railroads preserved in word, stone, paint, and memory. Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest historians.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253023797 20171017
Green Library
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Introduction to Communications-Based Train ControlLi Zhu, F. Richard Yu, and Fei WangTesting Communications-Based Train ControlKenneth DiemunschSafe Rail Transport via Nondestructive Testing Inspection of Rails and Communications-Based Train Control SystemsVassilios Kappatos, Tat-Hean Gan, and Dimitris StamatelosModelling the Wireless Channels in Underground Tunnels for Communications-Based Train Control SystemsHongwei Wang, F. Richard Yu, Li Zhu, and Tao TangModelling the Wireless Channels with Leaky Waveguide for Communications-Based Train Control SystemsHongwei Wang, F. Richard Yu, Li Zhu, and Tao TangCommunication Availability in Communications-Based Train Control SystemsLi Zhu and F. Richard YuA Novel Communications-Based Train Control System with Coordinated Multipoint Transmission and ReceptionLi Zhu, F. Richard Yu, and Tao TangA Novel Handoff Scheme with Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output for Communications-Based Train Control SystemsHailin Jiang, Victor C. M. Leung, Chunhai Gao, and Tao TangNetworked Control for a Group of Trains in Communications-Based Train Control Systems with Random Packet DropsBing Bu, F. Richard Yu, and Tao TangCognitive Control for Communications-Based Train Control SystemsHongwei Wang and F. Richard Yu.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482257458 20171218
With rapid population explosion, improving rail transit speed and capacity is strongly desirable around the world. Communication-based train control (CBTC) is an automated train control system using high capacity bidirectional train-ground communications to ensure the safe operation of rail vehicles. This book presents the latest advances in CBTC research. The contributed chapters from leading experts in the field cover different aspects of modelling, analysis, design, testing, management, deployment, and optimization of CBTC systems. Advances in Communications-Based Train Control Systems begins with the background and evolution of train signaling/train control systems. It introduces the main features and architecture of CBTC systems and describes current challenges and successful implementations around the world. Subsequent contributed chapters discuss such key research areas as Nondestructive testing techniques that can be employed to inspect rails and fastening parts New wireless channel modelling techniques for underground tunnels and viaducts Advanced wireless communication systems to improve CBTC communication availability Schemes to integrate train control and train-ground communications by modelling the control system of a group of trains in CBTC as a networked control system Use of cognitive control to improve train control performance, considering both train-ground communication and train control The book includes many supporting illustrations and tables along with a valuable set of references at the end of each chapter. With this book, researchers and practitioners will be well-equipped to advance the research and development in this important field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482257458 20171218
Book
351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) color maps ; 31 cm + 1 folded poster (30.5 cm x 23.5 cm)
The Moscow metro comprises a route network with a total length of 320 km and is the most fascinating underground transport system in the world. Each year more than 2.4 billion passengers use almost 200 stations which are rich in architectural design. The aim is for a further 80 km - that is a quarter of the current network - to be connected by 2017. The metro of the Russian capital is thus on the threshold of an enlargement which will be the largest in its history. This elaborately designed illustrated book focuses on the architecture and its associated design from the signage, to the logo branding, to the many printed materials. Three text contributions consider the underground world of traffic engineering in terms of construction history, from the point of view of the Chief Architect of Moscow, architectural history and the design bureau which lent the metro its unmistakable character. This book continues the academic studies pursued by DOM publishers with regard to Soviet and Russian history of art and technology, encompassing the widespread fascination with cosmonautics, prefabricated mass housing and underground mass transportation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783869224121 20170418
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
109 pages ; 29 cm
Green Library
Book
406 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Green Library

16. Railway geotechnics [2016]

Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Track Loading Substructure Mechanics Design Drainage Slopes Measurements Management Case Studies References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415695015 20171218
Links Geotechnics with Railway Track Engineering and Railway Operation Good railway track and railway operations depend on good geotechnics, in several different ways and at varying levels. Railway Geotechnics covers track, track substructure, load environment, materials, mechanics, design, construction, measurements, and management. Illustrated by case studies, with an emphasis on the geotechnical aspects of railway engineering, it discusses these topics from a historical perspective. It also presents the methodologies and best practices developed over the past 20 years. Written by Four Experienced Professionals This book: * Emphasizes the practical aspects and best practices for railway track and substructure * Contains guidelines for design, construction, and maintenance of railway track and substructure * Provides many examples and case studies Railway Geotechnics is written primarily for professionals and graduate students, and begins with the fundamentals and basic principles, leading in to practical applications. The authors bring considerable experience and expertise, with many years of research and development, academia, railway operations, and consulting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415695015 20171218
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • The Railway as a Transport System Definition Constituents The Railway System Technique Classification of Railway Systems The Capabilities of the Railway System Historical Overview of the Railway, and Future Perspectives References Loads on Track Classification of Loads Vertical Loads on Track Transversal Loads on Track Longitudinal Forces References Behavior of Rolling Stock on Track Behavior of a Single Railway Wheelset Behavior of a Whole Vehicle Derailment of Railway Vehicles References Tramway Definition and Description of the System Classification of Tramway Systems Constructional and Operational Characteristics of the System Integration of Tramway Corridors across the Road Arteries Integration of Stops Tramway Depot Facilities Requirements for Implementing the System Applicability Verification of Alternative Alignments Historical Overview and Present Situation References Metro Definition and Description of the System Classification of Metro Systems Constructional and Operational Characteristics of a Metro System Metro Stations Depot Facilities Requirements for Implementing the System Historical Overview and Present Situation References Monorail Definition and Description of the System Classification of the Monorails and Techniques of the System Constructional and Operational Characteristics of the System Advantages and Disadvantages of Monorail Systems Requirements for Implementing the System Historical Overview and Present Situation References Automatic Passenger Transport Railway Systems of Low and Medium Transport Capacity Definition Cable-Propelled Railway Systems Self-Propelled Electric Systems References Suburban Railway Definition and Classification of Suburban Railway Systems Constructional and Operational Characteristics of the System Advantages and Disadvantages of the Suburban Railway Requirements for Implementing the System Applicability Verification of the System References Rack Railway Definition and Description of the System Classification of Rack Railway Systems Evolution of the System and Application Examples Constructional and Operational Features of Rack Railway Systems Advantages and Disadvantages of Rack Railway Systems Requirements for Implementing the System References Cable Railway Systems for Steep Gradients Definition and Description of the System The Funicular The Inclined Elevator Advantages and Disadvantages of Cable Railway Systems for Steep Gradients Requirements for Implementing the System References Organisation and Management of Passenger Interurban Railway Transport Services and Basic Design Principles Service Level of Interurban Passenger Railway Transport: Quality Parameters Scheduling of Passenger Train Services Selection and Purchase of Rolling Stock References High-Speed Trains Distinction between High Speeds and Conventional Speeds High-Speed Train Issues Specifications and Technical Solutions for the Achievement of High Speeds Historical Review and Current Situation of High-Speed Networks and Trains Interoperability Issues References Tilting Trains Definition and Function Principle of Tilting Technology Tilting Techniques and Systems Main Constructional and Operational Characteristics of Tilting Trains Requirements for Implementing the System Historic Overview and Present Situation References Metric Track Gauge Interurban Railway Networks Definition and Description of the System General Overview of Metric Gauge Interurban Railway Networks Main Constructional Characteristics of Interurban Metric Track Gauge Lines Advantages and Disadvantages of Interurban Metric Gauge Lines Requirements for Implementing the System References Organisation and Management of Freight Railway Transport Services and Cargo Movement Service Level of Freight Railway Transport: Quality Parameters Scheduling of Freight Train Services Combined Transport Mass Transport Transportation of Dangerous Goods References Heavy Haul Rail Transport Definition and General Description of the System The International Market in Heavy Haul Rail Transport Differences between Conventional and Heavy Haul Freight Railway Networks Impacts of Heavy Haul Rail Operations and Main Design Principles Economic Efficiency of Heavy Haul Rail Transport References Impact of Traffic Composition on the Economic Profitability of a Railway System Traffic Composition and Classification of Railway Networks/Corridors Economic Profitability and Classification of Railway Networks/Corridors The Problem of Mixed Traffic Operation Investigation of the Impact of Traffic Composition on the Economic Profitability of a Railway System References Railway Safety Types of Railway Incidents and Definition of Railway Safety Significance of Safety in Railway Systems and Differences in Road Safety Classification of Railway Incidents Causes of Railway Incidents Safety in Civil Engineering Structures Safety at Railway Stations Safety on the 'Open' Track Safety at RLCs Correlation between the Cost of Interventions and the Safety Level Improvement References Railway and the Natural Environment Natural Environment of the Railway Energy Consumption Air Pollution Soil and Water Pollution Visual Annoyance Integration of the Track into the Landscape Ecosystem Disturbance Disturbance of Local Resident Activities: Access Restriction and Disruption of Urban Space Acoustic Annoyance Ground-Borne Noise and Vibrations Impacts on Land Use Comparative Assessment of the Impacts of Various Means of Transport to the Natural Environment References Cutting-Edge Technologies in Railways Definition and Classification of Cutting-Edge Technologies Smart Windows Carbon and Glass Fibres Laser Railhead Cleaner System Catenary-Free Power Supply of Tramway Systems References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482262155 20171218
Incorporates More Than 25 Years of Research and Experience Railway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation presents a comprehensive overview of railway passenger and freight transport systems, from design through to construction and operation. It covers the range of railway passenger systems, from conventional and high speed inter-urban systems through to suburban, regional and urban ones. Moreover, it thoroughly covers freight railway systems transporting conventional loads, heavy loads and dangerous goods. For each system it provides a definition, a brief overview of its evolution and examples of good practice, the main design, construction and operational characteristics, the preconditions for its selection, and the steps required to check the feasibility of its implementation. Developed for Engineers, Designers, and Operators of Railway Systems The book also provides a general overview of issues related to safety, interface with the environment, cutting-edge technologies, and finally the techniques that govern the stability and guidance of railway vehicles on track. * Contains information on the three main constituents of all railway systems: railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway operations * Provides a methodology for testing the applicability of the implementation of railway systems * Offers an overview of issues related to the safety of railway systems in general * Describes their interfaces with the environment, the cutting-edge technologies that are already in place as well as those that are under research, and the techniques that govern the stability and guidance of railway vehicles on track Railway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation suits students, and also those in the industry - engineers, consultants, manufacturers, transport company executives - who need some breadth of knowledge to guide them over the course of their careers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482262155 20171218
Book
216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
The growth of railways was a major influence in transforming Britain's landscape. This book examines how they brought about physical changes to towns, the country and coast, and had a profound affect that is still visible today, especially on the shape and size of our towns and cities. In his book, Gordon Biddle begins by examining how railway routes transformed the rural scene and there effect on the economy, followed by an appraisal of there accompanying buildings such as stations, houses, signal boxes and yards following the changes in nineteenth-century architectural taste. He goes on to look at the impact of railways build along or near the coast, and their strong influence on the growth of seaside resorts and ports. He then turns to townscape, describing in turn the physical effect on London, other large cities, smaller towns and suburban growth.Also included are chapters on places the railways themselves created, from new towns to villages around a station or junction; the still-visible remains of abandoned railway, not only those that followed mass closures of the 1960s, but many long-standing that date back to the nineteenth century; twentieth- and twenty-first century developments that have continued to impact on the rural and urban scene; and a comparison of contemporary illustrations of an early main line in 1838 with its appearance today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473862357 20160919
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
351 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps, plans ; 31 cm
Green Library
Book
24 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
East Asia Library