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CE 515 Railroad Engineering. Introduction Source: Armstrong Intro, Ch 1-2. “Transportation exists to conquer space and time -”. Student Identified Websites. Ben: Evolution of Railroad Technology - steam locomotive , roadbed/track and links between autos, radios and rail industry

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ce 515 railroad engineering

CE 515 Railroad Engineering

Introduction

Source: Armstrong Intro, Ch 1-2

“Transportation exists to conquer space and time -”

student identified websites
Student Identified Websites
  • Ben: Evolution of Railroad Technology - steam locomotive, roadbed/track and links between autos, radios and rail industry
  • Megan: The Transfer of Pioneering British Railroad Technology to North America
  • Evan: Cog Railroads & videos: Pikes peak videos; raileurope.com
  • Michael: railroads that are no longer in operation
  • Alex: "High-Speed Rail in China"
  • Peter: freight cars and historical information
  • Eric: Links to Railroad History Resources in the United States; Railroad Maps 1828-1900
  • Danielle: Standardization of Track Gauge
  • Jeff: Brief History of the U.S. Passenger Rail Industry (image source); Association of American Railroads
  • Dan: light-rail vs. monorail
  • Nicole: Railroadianaa collection
for us kids
For us kids …
  • "An Introduction To Freight Railroads," AAR
introduction how today s railroad network evolved
Introduction – How today’s railroad network evolved

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/`3116124958_bc084eb86a.jpg

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/photos-oldwest/SantaFeTrailMap.jpg

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http://chestofbooks.com/crafts/mechanics/Engineer-Mechanic-Encyclopedia-Vol2/images/Permanent-Way-Of-The-South-Eastern-Railway-346.jpghttp://chestofbooks.com/crafts/mechanics/Engineer-Mechanic-Encyclopedia-Vol2/images/Permanent-Way-Of-The-South-Eastern-Railway-346.jpg

http://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/railroad/Reports/images/TwinCities07/FuelTrain.jpg

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Source: BTS and Association of American Railroads.

http://www.people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch3en/conc3en/img/usrail18402003.gif

chapter 1 railroad technology the tools of the trade
Chapter 1: Railroad Technology - The Tools of the Trade
  • A look at some basic principles behind rail transportation
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The plate railway

drawing by Brian Collings ; http://www.blisworth.org.uk/images/HillRailway.htm

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Breitspurbahn

www.epilog.de/Lexikon/B/Breitspureisenbahn.htm

chapter 2 a hypothetical railroad
Chapter 2: A Hypothetical Railroad
  • A composite example of a typical railroad is employed to explain railroading concepts throughout the text
  • All image sources from The Railroad: What It Is, What It Does - 5th Editionby John H. Armstrong (ch. 2)