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2.11 Stairs, Escalators and Lifts
2.12 Platforms
2.13 Footbridges and Subways
2.14 Station Canopies
2.15 Access for Disabled and Mobility Impaired Passengers
2.16 The ‘Downgraded’ Station
3.2 The Range of Railway Rolling Stock
3.3 The Evolution of Steam Motive Power
3.4 The Advent of Electric Traction
3.5 Development of Electric Traction
3.6 Diesel Traction
3.7 Evolution of Wheel Layout
3.8 Changes in Locomotive Maintenance Practices
3.9 From Passenger ‘Carriages’ to the Modern Carbodies
3.10 Carbody Structures
3.11 Main Line Train Performance Issues
3.12 Train Performance Issues on Metros and Light Rail
3.13 Freight Rolling Stock
3.14 Specialised Engineering Rolling Stock
3.15 Manufacturing Methods
Depots and Workshops
4.1 Proper Maintenance of Rolling Stock
4.2 Rolling Stock Maintenance Considerations
4.3 Establishing a Maintenance Regime
4.4 Maintenance Management
4.5 Balance between Workshops and Depots
4.6 Depot Siting
4.7 The Needs of the Maintainer
4.8 Basic Requirements for Depots
4.9 Performance Indicators and Audit
5.1 The Origin and Development of Railway Track
5.2 Basic Components of Track
5.3 Track Ballast
5.4 Materials for Track Ballast
5.5 Sleeper Functions
5.6 Timber Sleepers
5.7 Prestressed Concrete Sleepers (Monobloc)
5.8 Twin Block Sleepers
5.9 Steel Sleepers
5.10 Rail Fastenings, Baseplates and Pads
5.11 Rails
5.12 Rail Wear
5.13 Desirability of Removing Rail Joints
5.14 The Introduction of Track Welding
5.15 Shop Welding to Produce Long Rails
5.16 Site Welding to Produce CWR
5.17 Stressing or ‘Locking-up’ of CWR
5.18 Points, Switches and Crossings
5.19 Crossing Design and Manufacture
5.20 Points or Turnouts
5.21 Driving, Locking and Detection of Points
5.22 Conductor Rails and Components
5.27 Day-to-day Maintenance of Track
Earthworks, Drainage and Fencing
6.1 Stability of Earthworks
6.2 Short Term Considerations
6.3 Long Term Considerations
6.4 Slips
6.5 Detection of Movement of Earthworks
6.6 Dealing with Embankment Slips
6.7 Dealing with Cutting Slips
6.8 Drainage of the Trackbed
6.9 Sand Blankets
6.10 Side or ‘Cess’ Drains
6.11 Centre Drains
6.12 Drain Cleaning
6.13 Ineffective Drains
6.14 Railway Fencing
Bridges and Structures
7.1 Early Railway Structures and Materials
7.2 Modern Welded Steelwork
7.3 Reinforced Concrete Structures
7.4 Prestressed Concrete
7.5 Bridge Reconstruction
7.6 Brick and Masonry Structures
7.7 Examination of Structures
7.8 Structural Maintenance
7.9 Strength Assessment
Tunnels and Tunnelling
8.1 The History of Tunnelling
8.2 ‘Cut-and-Cover’ Tunnels
8.3 The First Tunnel Shields
8.4 Modern Tunnel Shields
8.5 Differing Ground Conditions
8.6 Construction Methods
8.7 Tunnel Linings
8.8 Vertical and Sloping Shafts
8.9 Tunnel Inspection and Maintenance
Electrification
9.1 Electricity as a Form of Motive Power
9.2 Generation of Electricity
9.3 Railway Electrification Systems
9.4 The AC System Connection of Supply
9.5 The AC System Feeder Points
9.6 AC Overhead Equipment
9.7 Earthing on the AC System
9.8 Electrical Interference
9.9 DC Low Voltage Systems
9.10 AC Power Distribution for DC Systems
9.11 DC Power Distribution
9.12 The Effects of Electrification
9.13 Inspection and Maintenance
Signalling and Train Control
10.1 The Early History of Railway Signalling
10.2 Modern Signalling Principles
10.3 Track Circuits
10.4 Point Operation, Locking and Detection
10.5 Interlocking
10.6 Minimum Headways
10.7 Home and Distant Signals
10.8 Subsidiary Signals
10.9 Two Aspect Colour Light Signalling
10.10 Three Aspect Colour Light Signalling
10.11 Four Aspect Colour Light Signalling
10.12 Transmission Based Signalling
10.13 Proof of Safety and Safety Standards
10.14 Protection Against Trains Passing Signals at Danger
10.15 Signal Protection at Level Crossings
Systems and Communications
11.1 Getting Things Done!
11.2 Human Processes
11.3 Good Feedback
11.4 Interface Between Operation and Engineering
11.5 Interface Between Operator and User
11.6 The Railway Systems Pyramid
11.7 The Railway Signalling System
11.8 The Public Address and Information Systems
11.9 Telephones and Radio
11.10 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
11.11 Equipment Operation and System Maintenance
Lifts, Escalators and Pumps
12.1 Vertical Transportation
12.2 The Development of Early Lifts
12.3 The Development of Escalators
12.4 Passenger Flow to and from Escalators and Lifts
12.5 Achievable Flow Rates for Modern Lifts
12.6 Flow Rates on Escalators
12.7 Types of Escalators
12.8 Compact Type Escalators
12.9 Semi-Compact Type Escalators
12.10 Heavy Duty Public Service Escalators
12.11 Typical HDPS Escalator Dimensions
12.12 Types of Modern Lift
12.13 Application of Lift Types
12.14 Safety Risks and Human Factors
12.15 Inspection and Maintenance
12.16 Pumps
Ventilation and Draught Relief
13.1 Is Ventilation a Problem on Railways?
13.2 Movement of Air
13.3 Deciding on Exhaust or Pressure
13.4 The ‘Piston’ Effect of Trains on Fans
13.5 Design and Operation of Tunnel Fans
13.6 Smoke in Tunnels
13.7 Draught Relief
13.8 Maintenance and Inspection of Fans
13.9 Air Conditioning
14.1 The Engineering ‘Full Circle’
14.2 The Trend Towards Broader Vision
14.3 The Trend Towards Local Accountability
14.4 Increasing Use of Information Technology
14.5 Improved Interchange Between Transport Modes
14.6 A Move Towards Designing for Maintenance
14.7 Trends in Comfort Standards
15.1 Retrospect
15.2 Postscript
Subject Index
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