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Railway operation and management

  • Great Western Railway Pannier Tanksby Robin Jones

    Crowood 2014; US$ 29.17

    The name 'Great Western Railway' immediately conjures up images of Stars, Castles and Kings, the legendary express passenger locomotives that were the envy of the world in their day. However, the Swindon empire also produced extensive fleets of all-purpose tank engines - everyday reliable workhorses and unsung heroes - which were standout classics... more...

  • Evaluation of Rail Technologyby Chris Bearman; Anjum Naweed; Jillian Dorrian; Janette Rose; Drew Dawson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Currently, the rail industry lacks a standardized approach to the human factors evaluation of new technologies in operational settings. While a number of human factors evaluation methods exist (such as task analysis, situation awareness measures, quasi-experiments), these are rarely tailored to the industry’s needs. This book fills that gap by... 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 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...

  • Formal Methodsby Jean-Louis Boulanger

    Wiley 2013; US$ 149.95

    Although formal analysis programming techniques may be quite old, the introduction of formal methods only dates from the 1980s. These techniques enable us to analyze the behavior of a software application, described in a programming language. It took until the end of the 1990s before formal methods or the B method could be implemented in industrial... more...

  • Computers in Railways XIIIby C. A. Brebbia; N. Tomii; P Tzieropoulos

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 670.00

    Containing the proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Design and Operation in Railway Engineering, this book presents the latest developments in the use of computer-based techniques in the design and operation of railways. The COMPRAIL conference series serves as the forum for major advances in this important field. more...

  • Orient Expressby James B. Sherwood; Ivan Fallon

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 29.17

    When the fabled Orient-Express train, which had carried the rich and the famous (as well as some highly suspicious characters) across Europe in superb style for nearly a century, was taken out of service in 1977, James B. Sherwood bought two of its 1920s luxury sleeping cars at auction. He then spent $31 million meticulously restoring the ‘world?s... more...

  • Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systemsby Tatsuo Maeda; Pierre-Etienne Gautier; Carl E. Hanson

    Springer 2011; US$ 319.00

    This volume contains the contributions to the 10th International Workshop on Railway Noise, held October 18-22, 2010, in Nagahama, Japan, organized by the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), Japan. With 11 sessions and 3 poster sessions, the workshop featured presentations by international leaders in the field of railway noise and vibration.... more...

  • Bahnsicherungstechnikby Wolfgang Fenner; Peter Naumann; Jochen Trinckauf

    Wiley 2011; US$ 80.00

    Das Buch erläutert die Grundlagen der Bahnsicherungstechnik, stellt die sicherungstechnischen Systemkomponenten vor und die Bedingungen für die sichere Steuerung des Transportprozesses. Die sicherungstechnischen Prinzipien beschreibt es anhand der Komponenten der Sicherungs- und Betriebsleittechnik wie Stellwerke, Streckenblocksysteme, Zugbeeinflussungs-anlagen,... more...

  • Computers in Railways XIIby N. Ning; C.A. Brebbia; N. Tomii

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 778.00

    The International Conference on System Design and Operation in Railways and other Transit Systems (COMPRAIL) has become the most successful conference in its field in the world since it started in 1987. This book contains papers accepted for presentation at the 12th meeting in the series, held in Beijing, China in 2010.Rail transport has many advantages... more...