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The Railroad What It Is, What It Does

 

Edition:

4th

Author:

John Armstrong

Publisher:

Simmons-Boardman Books, Inc.

Published:

1998

ISBN:

0-911382-04-6

Pages:

323

Type:

softbound

This is the definitive work that describes the purpose of a railroad, and how all parts of the system work.

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

1

1

Railroad Technology - The Tools of the Trade

2

7

The Route System - How Railroad Networks Evolved

3

29

The Track: Alignment and Structure

4

55

The Locomotive

5

87

The Railroad Car

6

105

The Train

7

125

Signals and Communication

8

151

Railroad Operation - Moving from Here to There

9

165

Car Types and Carloadings

10

189

Car Ownership and Distribution

11

197

Terminal Operations

12

203

Classification and Blocking

13

213

Line-Haul Operation

14

221

Unit-Train Operation

15

225

Intermodal Traffic

16

237

Special Freight and Package Services

17

237

Rail Passenger Services

18

251

The Railroad Organization

19

263

Administration, Law, Accounting

20

269

Operations

21

277

Transportation

22

283

Engineering and Equipment

287

Glossary

311

Suggested Readings

317

Index