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Railway transportation systems : design, construction and operation

Author: Christos N Pyrgidis
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2016] ©20 ©2016
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pyrgidis, Christos N.
Railway transportation systems.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015032938
(OCoLC)914225724
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christos N Pyrgidis
ISBN: 9781482262162 1482262169
OCLC Number: 940963973
Notes: "This book presents a comprehensive overview of railway passenger and freight transport systems, from design through to construction and operation. It covers the range of railway systems, from conventional and high-speed inter-urban passenger systems, through suburban and regional and urban, specialist and freight. For each, it provides a definition, a brief overview of its evolution, the main design, construction and operational characteristics, the preconditions for the selection and the steps required to check the feasibility of its implementation."
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 461 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The railway as a transport system --
2. Loads on track --
3. Behaviour of rolling stock on track --
4. Tramway --
5. Metro --
6. Monorail --
7. Automatic passenger transport railway systems of low- and mediumtransport capacity --
8. Suburban railway --
9. Rack railway --
10. Cable railway systems for steep gradients --
11. Organisation and management of passenger interurban railway transport --
12. High-speed trains --
13. Tilting trains --
14. Metric track gauge interurban railway networks --
15. Organisation and management of freight railway transport --
16. Heavy haul rail transport --
17. Impact of traffic composition on the economic profitability of a railway system --
18. Railway safety --
19. Railway and the natural environment --
20. Cutting-edge technologies in railways.
Responsibility: Christos N. Pyrgidis.

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