The book on ‘ Welding Techniques’ was originally published in 1988covering different methods for welding of rails, details of specifictechniques and quality control aspects. The book was very popularamongst field engineers.During this intervening period, some of the rail welding methods andspecific techniques have undergone major changes. A number of newtechniques have also been developed to meet the requirements of thefield. It was, therefore, imperative to revise the book thoroughly sothat it contains the updated information on the subject matter.The book covers Flash Butt Welding, Alumino-Thermic Welding andGas Pressure Welding with emphasis on the first two. Apart fromdealing with the basics of these methods, it covers process details,quality control and new developments.It is hoped that the book will enable Railway Engineers to improvetheir understanding of rail welding. At the same time, those who arenot well conversant with rail welding, can also familiarize themselveswith all facets of rail welding with the help of this book.