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  • The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviourby Konstantinos Tzanakakis

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    A proper quality of a track and other infrastructure objects represents a basic requirement for train safety and punctuality. Most of the physical systems and their components deteriorate over time. This affects performance and may lead to failures. Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better... more...

  • The Great Western's Last Yearby Adrian Vaughan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    In 1947 the GWR was at the lowest ebb of its entire history. Worn out by war, there had been no maintenance for 6 years and the government couldn't supply the steel they needed for repair. The staff coped with rationing, a desperately cold winter and blazing hot summer, and dealt with floods, collisions, broken rails and failing locomotives. The incredible... more...

  • Fatigue in Railway Infrastructureby A M Robinson; A Kapoor

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 205.00

    Fatigue is a major issue affecting safety and quality of service in the railway industry. This book reviews key aspects of this important subject. It begins by providing an overview of the subject, discussing fatigue at the wheel-rail interface and in other aspects of infrastructure. It then considers fatigue in railway and tramway track, looking at... more...

  • Wheel-Rail Interface Handbookby R. Lewis; U Olofsson

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 355.00

    Many of the engineering problems of particular importance to railways arise at interfaces and the safety-critical role of the wheel/rail interface is widely acknowledged. Better understanding of wheel/rail interfaces is therefore critical to improving the capacity, reliability and safety of the railway system. Wheel-rail interface handbook is a one-stop... more...

  • Vehicle-bridge Interaction Dynamicsby Y B Yang; J D Yau; Y S Wu

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 251.00

    The commercial operation of the bullet train in 1964 in Japan marked the beginning of a new era for high-speed railways. Because of the huge amount of kinetic energy carried at high speeds, a train may interact significantly with the bridge and even resonate with it under certain circumstances. Equally important is the riding comfort of the train cars,... more...

  • No One's Childby Judith L. McNeil

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2012; US$ 15.00

    This is the remarkable story of her childhood as a 'railway brat', growing up along the rail tracks in small towns while her father worked on the lines. more...

  • Dr Beeching's Axe 50 Years Onby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 19.99

    Julian Holland's Dr Beeching's Axe 50 Years On is a unique memorial to all that was lost following the publication of the ?Beeching Report? on 27 March 1963. Uniquely, the author has tried to include every railway line that was closed as a result of the ?Beeching Report?, and more. They are all shown on Map 9 in Part 2 of the ?Report? and have been... more...

  • The Railroad That Never Wasby Herbert H. Jr. Harwood

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 35.99

    Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., tells the story of one of the most infamous railroad construction projects of the late 19th century. This 200-mile line through Pennsylvania?s most challenging mountain terrain was intended to form the heart of a new trunk line from the East Coast to Pittsburgh and the Midwest. Conceived in 1881 by William H. Vanderbilt, Andrew... more...

  • Railroads and the American Peopleby H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad?s "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation?s railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics?trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America?illustrating... more...

  • John Frank Stevensby Clifford Foust

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 33.99

    One of America's foremost civil engineers of the past 150 years, John Frank Stevens was a railway reconnaissance and location engineer whose reputation was made on the Canadian Pacific and Great Northern lines. Self-taught and driven by a bulldog tenacity of purpose, he was hired by Theodore Roosevelt as chief engineer of the Panama Canal, creating... more...