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Practical railway engineering

Author: Clifford F Bonnett
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In the new millennium, the transport of people and materials has an even greater significance world-wide than it had in the immediate past. The birth and evolution of railways during the last two centuries has had an enormous influence on industrial, social and economic development. Engineers of all backgrounds and professional disciplines have played a leading role in the development, operation and management of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford F Bonnett
ISBN: 1860945155 9781860945151
OCLC Number: 61219298
Notes: Previous edition: 1996.
Description: xxi, 190 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Station layout --
3. Rolling stock --
4. Depots and workshops --
5. Track --
6. Earthworks, drainage and fencing --
7. Bridges and structures --
8. Tunnels and tunnelling --
9. Electrification --
10. Signalling and train control --
11. Systems and communications --
12. Lifts, escalators and pumps --
13. Ventilation and draught relief --
14. Future trends --
15. Conclusion --
Subject index.
Responsibility: Clifford F. Bonnett.
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Covers the very wide spectrum of all aspects of railway engineering for all engineering disciplines, in a 'broad brush' way giving a good overall knowledge of what is involved in planning, designing,  Read more...

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