The multiplicity of operations involved in the construction and maintenance of Railway Track or Permanent Way, requires from those entrusted with these works, a thorough knowledge not only of the most efficient methods for modern loads and speeds, but also of the underlying principles of design. The methods of construction, of renewal, and of improvement of track have been described in detail, and the measures to be adopted in emergencies have been explained. The theory and practice of the intricate subject of Points and Crossings has been dealt with concisely in two chapters, and complete proofs have been given for all formulae. The manufacture, tests and treatment of materials used, and their capabilities and limitations, have been explained. Subjects such as Signalling and Interlocking, and Bridge Maintenance, with which a trackman is intimately connected, have also been dealt with briefly. Modern tendencies have been indicated in the discussion of every aspect of track work, and frequent comparisons have been made with track practice abroad, particularly in the United States of America, as the type there is similar to the Indian track.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New Book Company Private Limited

    188-190, Dadabhoy Naoroji Road
    Bombay,   India 
  • Authors:
    • Antia, K F
  • Publication Date: 1960

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  • Pagination: 478 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: New Book Company Private Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM