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xxiii, 594 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
  • Development and prospect of China Railway Technology.- China High-Speed Rail Technology.- China's High-Speed Railway Infrastructure.- China's High-Speed Rail Traction Power Supply, Communication Signals and Transport Organization.- Wheel-rail Dynamics of High Speed Train.- The Key Innovations of Materials for China's High-Speed Rail.- Comparison of China and other counturys' High-Speed Rail Technology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811056093 20180205
This book presents cutting-edge theories, techniques, and methodologies in the multidisciplinary field of high-speed railways, sharing the revealing insights of elite scholars from China, the UK and Japan. It demonstrates the achievements that have been made regarding high-speed rail technologies in China from all aspects, while also providing a macro-level comparative study of related technologies in different countries. The book offers a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, industrial practitioners, graduate students, and professionals in the fields of Vehicles, Traction Power Supplies, Materials, and Infrastructure.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811056093 20180205
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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)
1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages).
  • Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii 1 Introduction 1 1.1 General 1 1.2 Track Components 2 1.3 Characteristics of Railway Track Data 4 1.4 Railway Track Engineering Problems 6 1.5 Wheel Rail Interface Data 11 1.6 Geometry Data 15 1.7 Track Geometry DegradationModels 20 1.8 Rail Defect Data 25 1.9 Inspection and Detection Systems 33 1.10 Rail Grinding 37 1.11 Traditional Data Analysis Techniques 40 1.12 Remarks 41 References 42 2 Data Analysis Basic Overview 49 2.1 Introduction 49 2.2 Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) 49 2.3 Symbolic Data Analysis 53 2.4 Imputation 54 2.5 Bayesian Methods and Big Data Analysis 56 2.6 Remarks 57 References 57 3 Machine Learning: A Basic Overview 59 3.1 Introduction 59 3.2 Supervised Learning 60 3.3 Unsupervised Learning 61 3.4 Semi-Supervised Learning 61 3.5 Reinforcement Learning 61 3.6 Data Integration 63 3.7 Data Science Ontology 63 3.8 Imbalanced Classification 69 3.9 Model Validation 70 3.10 Ensemble Methods 71 3.11 Big P and Small N (P a N) 74 3.12 Deep Learning 79 3.13 Data Stream Processing 95 3.14 Remarks 105 References 105 4 Basic Foundations of Big Data 113 4.1 Introduction 113 4.2 Query 116 4.3 Taxonomy of Big Data Analytics in Railway Track Engineering 123 4.4 Data Engineering 124 4.5 Remarks 130 References 130 5 Hilbert Huang Transform, Profile, Signal, and Image Analysis 133 5.1 Hilbert Huang Transform 133 5.2 Axle Box Acceleration 150 5.3 Analysis 151 5.4 Remarks 153 References 153 6 Tensors Big Data in Multidimensional Settings 157 6.1 Introduction 157 6.2 Notations and Definitions 158 6.3 Tensor Decomposition Models 161 6.4 Application 164 6.5 Remarks 170 References 171 7 Copula Models 175 7.1 Introduction 175 7.2 Pair Copula: Vines 184 7.3 Computational Example 186 7.4 Remarks 192 References 193 8 Topological Data Analysis 197 8.1 Introduction 197 8.2 Basic Ideas 197 8.3 A Simple Railway Track Engineering Application 203 8.4 Remarks 204 References 204 9 Bayesian Analysis 207 9.1 Introduction 207 9.2 Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) 210 9.3 Approximate Bayesian Computation 210 9.4 Markov Chain Monte Carlo Application 216 9.5 ABC Application 219 9.6 Remarks 221 References 222 10 Basic Bayesian Nonparametrics 225 10.1 General 225 10.2 Dirichlet Family 226 10.3 Dirichlet Process 227 10.4 Finite Mixture Modeling 231 10.5 Bayesian Nonparametric Railway Track 232 10.6 Remarks 233 References 233 11 Basic Metaheuristics 235 11.1 Introduction 235 11.2 Remarks 237 References 239 12 Differential Privacy 241 12.1 General 241 12.2 Differential Privacy 242 12.3 Remarks 247 References 247 Index 249.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119229049 20170530
A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of contemporary data science analysis for railway track engineering Featuring a practical introduction to state-of-the-art data analysis for railway track engineering, Big Data and Differential Privacy: Analysis Strategies for Railway Track Engineering addresses common issues with the implementation of big data applications while exploring the limitations, advantages, and disadvantages of more conventional methods. In addition, the book provides a unifying approach to analyzing large volumes of data in railway track engineering using an array of proven methods and software technologies. Dr. Attoh-Okine considers some of today s most notable applications and implementations and highlights when a particular method or algorithm is most appropriate. Throughout, the book presents numerous real-world examples to illustrate the latest railway engineering big data applications of predictive analytics, such as the Union Pacific Railroad s use of big data to reduce train derailments, increase the velocity of shipments, and reduce emissions. In addition to providing an overview of the latest software tools used to analyze the large amount of data obtained by railways, Big Data and Differential Privacy: Analysis Strategies for Railway Track Engineering: Features a unified framework for handling large volumes of data in railway track engineering using predictive analytics, machine learning, and data mining Explores issues of big data and differential privacy and discusses the various advantages and disadvantages of more conventional data analysis techniques Implements big data applications while addressing common issues in railway track maintenance Explores the advantages and pitfalls of data analysis software such as R and Spark, as well as the Apache Hadoop(R) data collection database and its popular implementation MapReduce Big Data and Differential Privacy is a valuable resource for researchers and professionals in transportation science, railway track engineering, design engineering, operations research, and railway planning and management. The book is also appropriate for graduate courses on data analysis and data mining, transportation science, operations research, and infrastructure management. NII ATTOH-OKINE, PhD, PE is Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. The author of over 70 journal articles, his main areas of research include big data and data science; computational intelligence; graphical models and belief functions; civil infrastructure systems; image and signal processing; resilience engineering; and railway track analysis. Dr. Attoh-Okine has edited five books in the areas of computational intelligence, infrastructure systems and has served as an Associate Editor of various ASCE and IEEE journals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119229049 20170530
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
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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)
111, 144 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
120 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
Ron Buckley's striking photographs show the changing locomotive scene throughout the Great Western Railway and its successor the Western Region of British Railways from the mid 1930s until the end of main-line steam traction in the mid 1960s. Whilst the modern express passenger locomotives plied the main lines, a wealth of pre-grouping locomotives carried out the more mundane suburban passenger, branch-line and shunting work. Many routes continued to be worked by a series of ageing Victorian 4-4-0s and 0-6-0s until after the grouping when the Great Western supplied a series of very able 4-4-0s and later 4-6-0s, which continued operating into the 1950s and '60s when some of the British Railways Standard classes started to appear. Great Western Steam is an evocative retrospective of a treasured and iconic company.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750982535 20180219
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
208 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 x 29 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
205 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
From stalwart little locomotives of topographic necessity, to the maverick engines of one man's whimsy, Britain's narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines. In Small Island by Little Train, eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot sets out to discover their stories. Stories include miniature railway on the Kent coast, used for Home Guard military trains during World War II, and now the school commute for dozens of local school children. The UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway, scaling one of Britain's highest mountains. The five different gauges of railway circling one man's landscaped garden, and the team building their own trains to run on it.Far more than mere relics of the nation's industrial past, or battered veterans of wartime Britain, these are also stories of epic feats of preservation, volunteerism, tourism, and local history. They are an exploration of idiosyncrasy, enthusiasm and eccentricity. Or, to put it another way, a tale of Britishness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780749578497 20180409
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
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)
109 pages ; 29 cm
Green Library
406 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Green Library
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