Railway Engineeering Class Lecture Notes :-
“A railway can be defined as an engineered structure consisting of two metalsguiding rail on which cars are either self propelled or pulled by a locomotive.”
2. What is railway engineering?
“Branch of Transportation Engineering involved in the planning, design,construction, operation and maintenance of railway land facilities used for themovement of people and goods serving the social and economic needs of contemporary society and its successors.”
3. What should be considered while acquiring Right of Way?
1.Depths of cuts and fills
4.Erosive action of wind and water, etc.
5.Future double tracking6.Price of land, as the land value increases after construction of railway facility.Increasing or acquiring R/W afterwards could be more costly.