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In the subject of Transportation Engineering, study of Railway Engineering is essential. This
well-known text-book now in its Twenty Sixth Thoroughly Revised and Enlarged Edition, provides an up-to-date account of the basic principles on various functions and working of Railways. Its excellent material fills a significant void in the literature of Railway Engineering.
The entire subject is systematically arranged in chapters like: Introduction; Railway Track
Gauges; Surveys and Alignment of Railway Lines; Railway Traction; Rails; Ballast; Earthwork
and Drainage for Railway Track; Plate-laying; Track Fittings; Geometric Design of a Track;
Resistance to Traction; Points and Crossings; Railway Stations and Yards; Railway Station
Machinery; Signalling; Interlocking; Maintenance of Track; Tunnelling; Rapid Transit System
(Metro Rail System); Materials Management.
Appendix I : Units Of The Indian Railway;
Appendix II : Training Institutions of the Indian Railways;
Appendix III : Famous Indian Trains;
Appendix IV : Abbreviated Terms; and
Appendix V : Multiple Choice Questions.
The topics of the subject are covered in 21 well-arranged chapters and 5 appendices; it now
contains:
* 242 Self-explanatory and Neatly Drawn Diagrams
* 26 Useful Tables
* 29 Solved Illustrative Problems
* 191 Multiple Choice Questions
* 394 Questions at the end of the chapters.
The book should prove to be extremely useful to the Civil Engineering students preparing for
the Degree Examinations of all the Indian Universities, Diploma Examinations conducted by
various Boards of Technical Education, Certificate Courses as well as for the A.M.I.E., U.P.S.C.,
G.A.T.E., I.E.S. and other similar competitive and professional examinations. It should also
prove of interest to the practising professionals.

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1 : INTRODUCTION
2 : RAILWAY TRACK GAUGES
3 : SURVEYS AND ALIGNMENT OF RAILWAY LINES
4 : RAILWAY TRACTION
5 : RAILS
6 : SLEEPERS
7 : BALLAST
8 : EARTHWORK AND DRAINAGE FOR RAILWAY TRACK
9 : PLATE-LAYING
10 : TRACK FITTINGS
11 : GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF A TRACK
12 : RESISTANCE TO TRACTION
13 : POINTS AND CROSSINGS
14 : RAILWAY STATIONS AND YARDS
15 : RAILWAY STATION MACHINERY
16 : SIGNALLING
17 : INTERLOCKING
18 : MAINTENANCE OF TRACK
19 : TUNNELLING
20 : RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (METRO RAIL SYSTEM)
21 : MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
APPENDIX I : UNITS OF THE INDIAN RAILWAY
APPENDIX II : TRAINING INSTITUTIONS OF THE INDIAN
RAILWAYS
APPENDIX III : FAMOUS INDIAN TRAINS
APPENDIX IV : ABBREVIATED TERMS
APPENDIX V : MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION

1-1. Brief history of railways
1-2. Importance of railways
(1) General
(2) Characteristics of railways
(3) Advantages of railways
1-3. Trends in modern railways
1-4. Trains of tomorrow (Maglev Trains)
1-5. Automatic train operation
1-6. Indian railways
1-7. Development of the Indian railway
(1) The old guarantee system (1849-1869)
(2) State construction and ownership (1869-1882)
(3) The modified guarantee system (1882-1924)
(4) Nationalisation (1924-1944)
(5) Integration and regrouping (1944-1966)
1-8. Classification of Indian Railways
(1) Trunk routes
(2) Main lines
(3) Branch Lines
1-9. Achievements of Indian Railways
1-10. Future plan of Indian Railways
QUESTIONS 1

Chapter 2 RAILWAY TRACK GAUGES

2-1. Definition of gauge of track
2-2. Factors affecting the choice of a gauge
(1) Traffic condition (3) Cost of track
(2) Development of poor (4) Speed of movement
areas(5) Nature of country
2-3. Types of gauges
(1) Broad gauge (3) Metre gauge
(2) Standard gauge (4) Narrow gauge
2-4. Uniformity in gauges
(1) Problems caused by change of gauge
(2) Advantages of uniform gauge
2-5. Unigauge project of Indian Railways
2-6. Loading gauge
2-7. Construction gauge
2-8. Track capacity
2-9. Electrification of the Indian Railways
QUESTIONS 2

Chapter 3 SURVEYS AND ALIGNMENT OF RAILWAY LINES

3-1. Reasons for laying a new railway line
(1) Strategic consideration
(2) Linking of trade centres
(3) Connecting port with the interior of the country
(4) Shortening existing route
(5) Laying of a branch line
(6) Undeveloped area
3-2. Factors influencing the proposed route
(1) Cost (3) Speed
(2) Safety
3-3. Railway surveys
3-3-1. Reconnaissance survey
(1) Objects of reconnaissance survey
(2) Importance of reconnaissance survey
(3) Information gathered in reconnaissance survey
(4) Factors to be kept in view during reconnaissance survey
(5) Instruments for reconnaissance survey
3-3-2. Preliminary survey
(1) Object of preliminary survey
(2) Importance of preliminary survey
(3) Work of preliminary survey
(4) Instruments for preliminary survey
3-3-3. Location survey
(1) Object of location survey
(2) Importance of location survey
(3) Work of location survey
(4) Instruments for location survey

3-3-4. Railway Electrification Survey
(1) Cost cum feasibility survey
(2) Foot by foot survey
3-4. Project report and drawings
3-5. Construction of new lines
QUESTIONS 3

Chapter 4 RAILWAY TRACTION

4-1. Tractive effort of a locomotive
4-2. Track stresses
(1) Elastic theory
(2) Procedure for determining track stresses
QUESTIONS 4

Chapter 5 RAILS

5-1. Permanent way and its requirements
5-2. Functions of rails
5-3. Requirements of an ideal rail
5-4. Types of rails
(1) Double headed rails (3) Flat footed rails
(2) Bull headed rails
5-5. Steel for rails
(1) Medium manganese steel
(2) High manganese steel
(3) Chromium steel
5-6. Weight and section of rails
(1) Cost (3) Waste of power
(2) Durability of track
5-7. Marking on rails
5-8. Corrugated or roaring rails
(1) Meaning (5) Types
(2) Causes (6) Peculiar properties
(3) Occurrence (7) Remedy
(4) Effects
5-9. Corrosion of rails
(1) Quality of rail (2) Surface treatment
5-10. Length of rail
5-11. Welding of rails
(1) Theory (3) Advantages of welding of rails
(2) Purposes (4) Methods of welding
5-12. Wear of rails
(1) Wear of rails on top or head of rail
(2) Wear of rails at ends of rails
(3) Wear of rail on the sides of the head of rail
5-13. Methods adopted to reduce wear of rails
(1) Use of special alloy steel
(2) Good maintenance of track
(3) Reduction of expansion gap
(4) Exchange of inner and outer rails on curves
(5) Introducing check rails
(6) Use of lubricating oil
(7) Head hardened rails
5-14. Measuring wear of rails
5-15. Renewal of rails
(1) Wear of rails
(2) Use of heavier locomotives
(3) Construction of branch lines
(4) Bending of rails
5-16. Failure of rails
(1) Crushed head (4) Horizontal fissure
(2) Transverse fissure (5) Square or angular breaks
(3) Split head
5.17. Coning of wheels
5-18. Hogged rails
5-19. Buckling of rails
5-20. Creep of rails
5-20-1. Causes of creep
(1) Brakes
(2) Wave action or wave theory
(3) Percussion theory
(4) Changes in temperature

5-20-2. Factors determining magnitude of creep
(1) Alignment of track
(2) Gradient of track
(3) Direction of motion of trains
(4) Embankments
(5) Weight and type of rail
5-20-3. Results of creep
5-20-4. Method of measuring the creep
5-20-5. Methods of correcting the creep
(1) Pulling back of rails method
(2) Use of creep anchors
(3) Use of steel sleepers
QUESTIONS 5

Chapter 6 SLEEPERS

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6-1. Functions of sleepers
6-2. Types of sleepers
(1) Longitudinal sleepers (2) Transverse sleepers
6-3. Requirements of an ideal material for sleeper
6-4. Materials for cross-sleepers
(1) Timber or wooden sleepers
(2) Steel sleepers
(3) Cast-iron (C. I.) sleepers
(4) Concrete sleepers
6-5. Sleeper density
QUESTIONS 6

Chapter 7 BALLAST

7-1. Functions of ballast
7-2. Requirements of an ideal material for ballast
7-3. Materials used as ballast
(1) Broken stone (5) Kankar
(2) Gravel (6) Moorum
(3) Ashes or cinders (7) Brickbats
(4) Sand (8) Selected earth
7-4. Size and quantity of ballast
7-5. Screening of ballast
QUESTIONS 7

Chapter 8 EARTHWORK AND DRAINAGE FOR RAILWAY
TRACK

8-1. General
8-2. Usual forms of cross-sections
8-3. Features of railroad bed level
(1) Width of formation (3) Drains
(2) Slopes of sides (4) Method of construction
8-4. Drainage
(1) Action of water
(2) Importance of drainage
(3) Requirements of drainage system
8-5. Stabilization of track on poor soil
(1) Layer or blanket of moorum or sand
(2) Cement grouting
(3) Sand piles
(4) Use of chemicals
(5) By providing capillary break or cut-off
QUESTIONS 8

Chapter 9 PLATE-LAYING

9-1. Meaning of the term
9-2. Methods of plate-laying
(1) Tram line or side method
(2) Telescopic method
(3) American method
9-3. Materials required per unit length of track
9-4. Ballast trains
9-5. Relaying of track
QUESTIONS 9

Chapter 10 TRACK FITTINGS

10-1. Rail joints
10-2. Avoidance of rail joints
10-3. Types of rail joints

(1) Types according to position of joints
(2) Types according to position of sleepers
10-4. Requirements of an ideal fastening
10-5. Fastenings for rails
10-6. Fish-plates
(1) Purpose (4) Compound or junction
(2) Design of fish-plates fish-plates
(3) Details (5) Failures of fish-plates
10-7. Spikes, fang-bolts and hook-bolts
10-7-1. Spikes
(1) Purpose of spikes (3) Types of spikes
(2) Requirements of a good spike
10-7-2. Fang-bolts
10-7-3. Hook-bolts
10-8. Chairs and keys
10-9. Bearing-plates
(1) Bearing area (5) Wear of spikes
(2) Rail-cutting (6) Maintenance
(3) Soil cutting on curves (7) Cost
(4) Stability
QUESTIONS 10

Chapter 11 GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF A TRACK

11-1. Objections to curvature of track
11-2. Designation of a curve
11-3. Types of curves and limiting radius or degree of curvature
11-4. Transition curves
(1) Requirements of transition curve
(2) Forms of transition curve
(3) Length of transition curve
(4) Shift
11-5. Super-elevation or cant
11-6. Factors affecting super-elevation
(1) Frictional resistance (3) Body of the vehicle
(2) Coning of wheels (4) Weighted average
11-7. Speed of trains on curves
11-8. Cant Deficiency and Negative super-elevation
11-9. Cant Excess
11-10. Grade compensation on curves
11-11. Bending of rails on curves
11-12. Cutting of rails on curves
11-13. Widening gauge on curves
11-14. Spirals for mountain railways
11-15. Switch-backs
11-16. Rack railways
11-17. String-lining of curves
11-18. Tilting train
(1) The Italian Pendolino (4) Advanced passenger train
(2) The Spanish Talgo (5) X-2000
(3) United aircraft turbo train(6) Inter City Neigezug
QUESTIONS 11

Chapter 12 RESISTANCE TO TRACTION

12-1. Train resistances
(1) Resistance due to friction
(2) Resistance due to wave action
(3) Resistance due to curves
(4) Resistance due to gradients
(5) Resistance due to speed of the train
12-2. Rolling stock
12-2-1. Locomotives
(1) Definition (4) Design of locomotive
(2) Types of locomotives (5) Classification
(3) Essential parts of a (6) Power of locomotive
locomotive
12-2-2. Coaches
(1) Earlier coaches (3) Double decker coaches
(2) Modern coaches
12-2-3. Wagons
(1) Timber truck wagon (3) Oil tank wagon
(2) Cattle wagon (4) Petrol tank wagon

(5) Hopper wagon (8) Refrigerated wagon
(6) Powder wagon (9) Special wagons
(7) Well wagon
12-3. Train-brakes
(1) Compressed air brakes (3) Axle-mounted brake
(2) Vacuum brakes (4) Magnetic brakes
12-4. Dynamometer car
(1) General (3) Functions
(2) Mechanisms (4) Points to remember
QUESTIONS 12
Chapter 13 POINTS AND CROSSINGS
13-1. Purpose
13-2. Some definitions
13-3. Sleepers laid for points and crossings
(1) Through sleepers (2) Interlaced sleepers
13-4. Steel for points and crossings
13-5. Switches
(1) Stub switch (2) Split switch
13-6. Shapes of switches
(1) Undercut switches (3) Over-riding switches
(2) Straight cut switches or composite switches
13-7. Lengths of stock rails and tongue rails
13-8. Heel divergence or heel clearance
13-9. Switch angle
13-10. Throw of switch
13-11. Crossings
13-12. Types of crossings
(1) Ordinary or acute crossing
(2) Double or obtuse crossing
13-13. Theoretical nose of crossing (T.N.c.) and actual nose of
crossing (A.N.c.)
13-14. Crossing clearance
13-15. Crossing number
13-16. Crossing angle
(1) Right angle or Cole’s method
(2) Centre-line method
(3) Isosceles triangle method
13-17. Different types of leads and their calculations
13-18. Laying of points and crossings
(1) Where there is no traffic interruption as in case of a
new turnout
(2) Under traffic where the line is available for a few hours
only
13-19. Maintenance of points and crossings
13-20. Combinations of points and crossings
13-20-1.Cross-overs
13-20-2.Scissors cross-overs
13-20-3.Slips
13-20-4.Fixed point
13-20-5.Three throws
13-20-6.Tandems or double turnouts
13-20-7.Gathering lines or ladder tracks
13-20-8.Gauntlet tracks
13-20-9.Double junctions
QUESTIONS 13

Chapter 14 RAILWAY STATIONS AND YARDS

14-1. General
14-2. Definition of a station
14-3. Purposes of a railway station
14-4. Selection of site for a railway station
14-5. Facilities required at railway stations
(1) Public requirements
(2) Traffic requirements
(3) Requirements of locomotive department
(4) General requirements
14-6. Classification of stations
14-6-1. Operational classification
(1) Block stations (3) Special class stations
(2) Non-block or D class tations

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14-6-2. Functional classification
(1) Wayside stations (3) Terminals
(2) Junctions
14-7. Platforms
(1) Passenger platforms (2) Goods platforms
14-8. Staff quarters
14-9. Goods traffic at wayside stations
14-10. Catch sidings
14-11. Definition of a yard
14-12. Types of yards
14-12-1.Passenger yards
14-12-2.Goods yards
14-12-3.Marshalling yards
(1) General
(2) Design of marshalling yards
(3) Features of marshalling yards
(4) Types of marshalling yards
14-12-4.Locomotive yards
14-13. Level-crossing
QUESTIONS 14

Chapter 15 RAILWAY STATION MACHINERY

15-1. Meaning of the term
15-2. Engine sheds
(1) Rectangular type engine shed
(2) Circular type engine shed
15-3. Ash-pits, ash-pans and examination pits
15-4. Drop pits
15-5. Water columns
15-6. Triangles
15-7. Turntables
15-8. Traversers
15-9. Cranes
(1) Fixed-jib crane
(2) Mobile crane
(3) Gantry consisting of two parallel beams
(4) Goliath
15-10. Weigh-bridges
15-11. Scotch blocks
15-12. Bufferstops
15-13. Derailing switch or trap switch
15-14. Sand hump on snag dead-end
15-15. Cow catcher
QUESTIONS 15

Chapter 16 SIGNALLING

16-1. General
16-2. Objects of signalling
16-3. Classification of signals
16-3-1. Classification according to function
(1) Stop signals or semaphore type signals
(2) Warner signals
(3) Disc or ground signals
(4) Coloured light signals
16-3-2. Classification according to location
(1) Outer signal (3) Starter signal
(2) Home signal (4) Advance starter signal
16-3-3. Special signals
(1) Routing signals (4) Calling-on signals
(2) Repeating signals (5) Indicators
(3) Co-acting signals (6) Miscellaneous signals
16-4. Typical layouts
(1) Signalling at diverging junction
(2) Signalling at converging junction
(3) Signalling at a junction of two main lines and two branch
lines with a siding
16-5. Control of movements of trains
(1) Following trains system(5) Centralized traffic
(2) Absolute block system control system
(3) Automatic signalling (6) Cab signalling system
(4) Pilot guard system

16-6. Telecommunication
16-7. Compensators
16-8. Fouling marks
QUESTIONS 16

Chapter 17 INTERLOCKING

17-1. Definition
17-2. Essential principles of interlocking
17-3. Methods of interlocking
(1) Tappets and locks system
(2) Key system
(3) Route relay system (RRS)
17-4. Slotting of signals
(1) Meaning of the term (3) Purposes
(2) Principles (4) Methods
17-5. Detectors
17-6. Point lock and treadle or lock bar
17-7. Interlocking of level-crossings
17-8. Interlocking standards
(1) Automatic signalling (4)Isolation of main line
(2) Grouping of levers (5)Large stations
(3) Interlocking
17-9. Improvements in interlocking and signalling
QUESTIONS 17

Chapter 18 MAINTENANCE OF TRACK

18-1. General
(1) Foundations (2) Nature of structure
18-2. Necessity for maintenance of track
(1) New track (2)Constant use
18-2-1. Maintenance of track proper
(1) Duties of a gangmate or a ganger
(2) Duties of a keyman
(3) Duties of a Permanent Way Inspector (P.W.I.)
18-2-2. Maintenance of railway bridges
18-2-3. Maintenance of rolling stock
18-3. Accidents
(1) General
(2) Causes of accidents
(3) Points to be observed at the time of accident
(4) Preventive measures
18-4. Signalling during maintenance
18-5. Estimating speed of a running train
(1) Counting the rail joints passed
(2) Counting the telegraph posts
18-6. Speed restriction
18-7. Tools required during maintenance
18-8. Packing
18-9. Rail inspection
18-10. Track inspection
18-11. Maintenance and boxing of ballast
18-12. Track imprest
18-13. Trackwork for high speeds
18-14. Speeds on the Indian railways
(1) Brakes and signals (6)Energy consumption
(2) Cattle and trespassers (7)Level-crossings
(3) Curves (8) Locomotives
(4) Deterioration of track (9) On-board facilities in trains
and rolling stock (10) Sharing of routes
(5) Dust nuisance
18-15. Emergency measures
(1) Diversions (4) Scouring
(2) Ash or selected earth (5)Wagons with rubble
(3) Temporary supports (6)Breakdown vans
QUESTIONS 18

Chapter 19 TUNNELLING

19-1. General
19-2. Definition of a tunnel
19-3. Advantages and disadvantages of tunnels and open cuts
(1) Advantages of tunnels
(2) Disadvantages of tunnels
(1) Advantages of open cuts
(2) Disadvantages of open cuts
19-4. Classification of tunnels
(1) Classification according to alignment
(2) Classification according to purpose
(3) Classification according to type of material used in the
construction
19-5. Shape of tunnels
(1) Circular section (3) Egg-shaped section
(2) D-section or segmental (4) Elliptical section
roof section (5) Horse-shoe section
19-6. Size of tunnels
19-7. Problems in tunnelling
19-8. Investigations for tunnel site
(1) Investigations before planning
(2) Investigations at the time of planning
(3) Investigations at the time of construction
19-9. Setting out of tunnel
(1) Setting out tunnel on ground surface
(2) Transfer of centre line from surface to underground
(3) Underground setting out
(4) Underground levelling
19-10. Tunnelling through rock
(1) Full face method
(2) Heading and bench system
(3) Cantilever car dump method
(4) Drift system
(5) Pilot tunnel method
19-11. Tunnelling through soft ground
(1) Forepoling method (4) Liner plates method
(2) Needle beam method (5) Other methods
(3) Five-piece set method
19-12. Methods of tunnelling through sub-aqueous strata
(1) Shield tunnelling
(2) Plenum process or compressed air tunnelling
19-13. Drainage of tunnels
19-14. Pre-drainage
19-15. Dewatering (Temporary drainage)
19-16. Pumping (Temporary drainage)
19-17. Permanent drainage
19-18. Tunnel Lighting
(1) Spacing of lights (2) Types of tunnel lights
19-19. Ventilation in tunnels
(1) Objects of tunnel ventilation
(2) Requirements of tunnel ventilation
(3) Volume of air required
(4) Methods of ventilation
(5) Equipments for ventilation
(6) Permanent ventilation
(1) Semi-lateral system
(2) Permanent ventilation
19-20. Dust Control in Tunnels
19-21. Shafts
(1) Drilling (3) Gloryholing
(2) Raising
19-22. Portals
19-23. Mucking
(1) Manual labour (3) Mucking machines
(2) Power shovels (4) Tractor loaders
19-24. Hauling
19-25. Lining of tunnels
19-26. Maintenance of railway tunnels
19-27. Safety precautions in tunnelling
QUESTIONS 19

Chapter 20 RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (METRO RAIL SYSTEM)

20-1. General
20-2. Underground railways
20-3. KOLKATA Metro
20-4. Delhi Metro
20-5. Dubai Metro
(1) Phase 1 (Red Line) (3) Future plans
(2) Phase 2 (Green Line)
20-6. Tube railways
20-7. Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project
20-8. Ten Largest Metro Rail Systems In The World
(1) New York City (NYC) Subway
(2) Paris Metro (7)Beijing Subway
(3) Madrid Metro (8) Mexico City Metro
(4) Seoul Subway (9) Moscow Metro
(5) London Underground (10)Tokyo Metro
(6) Shanghai Metro
QUESTIONS 20

Chapter 21 MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

21-1. Meaning of the term
21-2. Necessity in railways
21-3. Stores
(1) Codification (7) Sectionalization
(2) Divisions (8) Storage of materials
(3) Internal transport (9) Storage of tools
(4) Layout (10) Usual facilities
(5) Location (11) Valuable articles
(6) Material chart
21-4. Purchasing department
(1) Co-operation with other departments
(2) Market trends
(3) Organization
(4) Procedure for purchasing
(5) Records
21-5. Store keeping
(1) Accounting (5) Maxima and minima
(2) Checking (6) Surplus materials
(3) Golden rule (7)Tools
(4) Issuing materials
21-6. Stock control
(1) ABC analysis (2) VED analysis
21-7. Spare parts management
(1) Classification (3)Initial provisioning
(2) Codification (4) Selective control
21-8. Importance
QUESTIONS 21

Appendix I UNITS OF THE INDIAN RAILWAY

A-I-1. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works
A-I-2. Integral Coach Factory
A-I-3. Diesel Locomotive Works
A-I-4. Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala

A-I-5. Research, Designs and Standards Organization
(1) Architectural services (7) Permanent way
(2) Bridges (8) Psycho-technical cell
(3) Consultancy service (9)Rolling stock
(4) Electrification (10) Signalling and
(5) Locomotives telecommunication
(6) Maintenance of track (11)Testing of materials
A-I-6. Rail India Technical and Economic Services Limited (RITES)
A-I-7. Indian Railway Construction Company Limited (IRCON)

Appendix II TRAINING INSTITUTIONS OF THE INDIAN
RAILWAYS

A-II-1.The Railway Staff College, Vadodara
A-II-2.Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering (IRICEN), Pune
A-II-3.Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and
Tele-communications (IRISET), Secunderabad
A-II-4.Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical
Engineering, Jamalpur
A-II-5.Institute for Signal and Civil Engineering Officers at South
Lallaguda, Secunderabad
A-II-6.Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering (IRIEEN),
Nasik
A-II-7.Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management (IRITM),
Lucknow
A-II-8.Jagjivan Ram Railway Protection Force Academy, Lucknow
A-II-9.Railway University, Vadodara

Appendix III FAMOUS INDIAN TRAINS

A-III-1. Palace on Wheels
A-III-2. Royal Orient
A-III-3. Fairy Queen
A-III-4. Kangra Queen
A-III-5. Desert Queen
A-III-6. Deccan Odyssey
A-III-7. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR)
A-III-8. Nilgiri Mountain Railway (or Ooty Rack Railway)
A-III-9. Toy Trains
A-III-10. Rajdhani Trains
A-III-11. Shatabdi Express Trains
A-III-12. Frontier Mail
A-III-13. Flying Ranee
A-III-14. Deccan Queen
A-III-15. Boat Mail
A-III-16. Janata Express, Jansewa Express, Matrubhumi Express, Jana
Shatabdi Express, Garib Rath trains
A-III-17. Samjhauta Express
A-III-18. Lifeline Express
A-III-19. Patiala State Monorail
A-III-20. The Presidential Saloon
A-III-21. DEMU, MEMU, EMU trains

Appendix IV ABBREVIATED TERMS
Appendix V MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Index

In the subject of Transportation Engineering, study of Railway Engineering is essential. This
well-known text-book now in its Twenty Sixth Thoroughly Revised and Enlarged Edition, provides an up-to-date account of the basic principles on various functions and working of Railways. Its excellent material fills a significant void in the literature of Railway Engineering.
The entire subject is systematically arranged in chapters like: Introduction; Railway Track
Gauges; Surveys and Alignment of Railway Lines; Railway Traction; Rails; Ballast; Earthwork
and Drainage for Railway Track; Plate-laying; Track Fittings; Geometric Design of a Track;
Resistance to Traction; Points and Crossings; Railway Stations and Yards; Railway Station
Machinery; Signalling; Interlocking; Maintenance of Track; Tunnelling; Rapid Transit System
(Metro Rail System); Materials Management.
Appendix I : Units Of The Indian Railway;
Appendix II : Training Institutions of the Indian Railways;
Appendix III : Famous Indian Trains;
Appendix IV : Abbreviated Terms; and
Appendix V : Multiple Choice Questions.
The topics of the subject are covered in 21 well-arranged chapters and 5 appendices; it now
contains:
* 242 Self-explanatory and Neatly Drawn Diagrams
* 26 Useful Tables
* 29 Solved Illustrative Problems
* 191 Multiple Choice Questions
* 394 Questions at the end of the chapters.
The book should prove to be extremely useful to the Civil Engineering students preparing for
the Degree Examinations of all the Indian Universities, Diploma Examinations conducted by
various Boards of Technical Education, Certificate Courses as well as for the A.M.I.E., U.P.S.C.,
G.A.T.E., I.E.S. and other similar competitive and professional examinations. It should also
prove of interest to the practising professionals.

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