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Railway Engineering

(BEG 469 RE)


(Elective)
Year: IV
Teaching Examination Scheme Total
Schedule Marks
Final Internal
Hours/week Assessments

Theory Practical Theory Practical


Marks Marks

L T P Duration Marks Duration Marks

3 2 0 3 80 -- -- 20 -- 100

Course Objective: The objective of this course is to gain the knowledge of railway Engineering
and to doplanning, design of railway curvature, signal station and yard etc.

Course Content:
1 Introduction(4hrs)
1.1 History of railway
1.2 Characteristics of railways
1.3 Advantages of railways
1.4Scope of railways in Nepal1.
1.5 Development of railways in Nepal
1.6 Classification of Indian Railways

2.Train Resistance and Rolling Stock (5 hrs)

2.1Train resistances
2.2 Resistance due to friction and wave action
2.3 Resistance due to curves
2.4 Resistance due to gradients
2.5Resistance due to speed of the train
2.6 Rolling stock
2.7 Locomotives( Definition. Types of locomotives ,Essential parts of a locomotive)
2.8 Coaches
2.9 Wagons

3 Rail gauge(5hrs)
3.1 Definition of gauge of track
3.2 Gauges in different countries
3.3Traffic condition
3.4 Development of poor areas
3.5 Speed of movement
3.6 Nature of country
(i) Broad gauge (iii) Metre gauge
(ii) Standard gauge (iv) Narrow gauge

4 Rail(5 hrs)
4.1 Permanent way and its requirements
4.2 Functions of rails
4.3 Requirements of an ideal rail
4.4 Types of rails
4.5 Steel for rails
4.6Length of rail
4.7 Welding of rails
4.8 Wear of rails
4.9 Methods adopted to reduce wear of rails

5.Rail Fastenings (5hrs)


5.1 Rail joints
5.2 Avoidance of rail joints
5.3 Types of rail joints
5.4 Fish-plates

6 Sleepers(4hrs)
6.1 Functions of sleepers
6.2 Types of sleepers
6.3 Requirements of an ideal material for sleeper
6.4Materials for cross-sleepers

7 Curvature of Track (8hrs)


7.1 Objections to curvature of track
7.2 Designation of a curve
7.3Types of curves and Limiting radius or degree of curvature
7.4Transition curves
7.5 Shift
7.6Super-elevation or cant
7.7 Speed of trains on curves
7.8 Cant deficiency and Negative super-elevation
7.9 Grade compensation on curves
7.10 Bending of rails on curves

8. Stations and Yards (6 hrs)


8.1 General Definition of a station
8.2 Purposes of a railway station
8.3 Selection of site for a railway station
8.4 Features of a railway station
85Types of stations
8.6 Platforms
8.7 Definition of a yard
8.8Types of yards
8.9 Level-crossing

9Signalling (5 hrs)
9.1 General
9.2 Objects of signalling
9.3 Types of signals
9.3.1 Classification according to function
9.3.2 Classification according to location
9.3.3 Special signals
9.4 T3.ypical layouts
9.5 Control of movements of trains
9.6 Telecommunication
9.7 Compensators
9.8 Fouling marks
9.9 Track capacity

References:

 Railway Management and Engineering, 3rd Edition, Vassilios A. Profillidis, Ashgate


Publishing, Ltd
 Railway Track Engineering, 4th Edition, J. S. Mundrey, Tata McGraw-Hill Education
 Practical Railway Engineering, 2nd Edition, Clifford F. Bonnett, Imperial College Press
 Railway Engineering, 2nd Edition, Satish Chandra, M.M. Agarwal, Oxford University
Press – New Delhi
 Railway Engineering, 24th Edition, Rangwala, Charotar Publishing House Pvt. Ltd