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Railway Engineering By Saxena And Arora.pdf

Railway Engineering by Saxena and Arora.pdf

Railway Engineering by Saxena and Arora is a popular textbook that covers the fundamentals and applications of railway engineering. It is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering, as well as practicing engineers and railway professionals. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the principles, practices, and latest developments in the field of railway engineering. It covers topics such as railway track design, railway signaling, railway infrastructure, railway operations, and railway safety.

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Railway Track Design

The book explains the various aspects of railway track design, such as alignment, gradient, curvature, super-elevation, transition curves, cant deficiency, track modulus, track resistance, track geometry, and track standards. It also discusses the methods of track surveying, track laying, track maintenance, and track inspection. The book illustrates the design of different types of railway tracks, such as broad gauge, meter gauge, narrow gauge, standard gauge, high-speed rail, metro rail, and light rail.

Railway Signaling

The book describes the principles and functions of railway signaling, such as train control, train detection, train protection, train communication, and train regulation. It also explains the various types of railway signals, such as semaphore signals, color light signals, route indicators, shunting signals, point indicators, banner signals, and cab signals. The book also covers the design and operation of different signaling systems, such as absolute block system, automatic block system, token block system, centralized traffic control system, automatic train control system, automatic train protection system, automatic train operation system, and communication-based train control system.

Railway Infrastructure

The book discusses the various components and structures of railway infrastructure, such as rails, rail joints and welding of rails, creep of rails, sleepers, track fittings and fastenings, ballast, subgrade and formation, bridges, tunnels, stations, yards, platforms, level crossings, turnouts, crossings, switches, and points. The book also covers the materials and methods used for the construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure.

Railway Operations

The book analyzes the various aspects of railway operations, such as train scheduling, train dispatching, train routing, train speed, train headway, train capacity, train performance, train energy consumption, train economics, and train safety. The book also examines the factors affecting railway operations, such as traffic demand, traffic mix, traffic density, traffic flow, traffic management, traffic regulation, traffic simulation, and traffic optimization.

Railway Safety

The book addresses the various issues and challenges related to railway safety. It discusses the causes and consequences of railway accidents. It also reviews the measures and strategies for preventing and mitigating railway accidents. The book covers topics such as human factors in railway safety, human error in railway safety, human reliability in railway safety, human performance in railway safety, human-machine interface in railway safety, human-organization interaction in railway safety, human-environment interaction in railway safety. The book also presents case studies of some major railway accidents around the world.


  • Saxena S.C., Arora S.P., A Text Book Of Railway Engineering Ed. 5th (Dhanpat Rai & Co., 2020)

  • Saxena S.C., Arora S.P., Railway Engineering (Dhanpat Rai & Co., 2017)

  • Saxena S.C., Arora S.P., Railway Transportation Engineering (Dhanpat Rai & Co., 2015)

  • Saxena S.C., Arora S.P., Railway Safety Management (Dhanpat Rai & Co., 2014)


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