Track gauge

Uses of the term. The most common use of the term "track gauge" refers to the transverse distance between the inside surfaces of the two load-bearing rails of a railway track, usually measured at 12.7 millimetres (0.50 inches) to 15.9 millimetres (0.63 inches) below the top of the rail head in order to clear worn corners and allow for rail heads …

Rail transport

Rail transport (also known as train transport) is a means of transport that transfers passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, which are incorporated in tracks.In contrast to road transport, where the vehicles run on a prepared flat surface, rail vehicles (rolling stock) are directionally guided by the tracks on which they …

Types Of Rolling Process In Manufacturing Industry

Rolling is the most important and widely used metal forming process because of its lower cost and higher productivity. The rolling process is best defined as the shaping of metals into semi-finished or finished forms by passing between rollers rotating in opposite direction. Just like any other metal forming process, rolling works in the same way.

Electrifying rail for sustainable transport | ABB

Now ABB is poised to help Lithuania, with less than 10% of its railroad tracks electrified, to become more energy efficient and sustainable. ABB recently announced a project to electrify the 730 km railway section between the capital Vilnius and the seaport of Klaipėda by 2023. This will ensure greater interoperability with the wider EU rail ...

History of the railway track

The railway track or permanent way is the elements of railway lines: generally the pairs of rails typically laid on the sleepers or ties embedded in ballast, intended to carry the ordinary trains of a railway. It is described as permanent way because in the earlier days of railway construction, contractors often laid a temporary track to transport spoil and …

Konkan Railway

The Konkan Railway (abbreviated KR) is one of the 19 railway zones in India with its headquarters at CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.The first passenger train ran on Konkan railway tracks on 20 March 1993, between Udupi and Mangalore.During its initial years of operation in the mountainous Konkan region, a …

Mumbai Suburban Railway

History. The Mumbai Suburban Railway is an offshoot of the first passenger railway to be built by the British East India Company, and is also the oldest railway system in Asia.The first train was run by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (now Central Railway) between Bori Bunder (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) and Thane, a distance …

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East Midlands

The centre of the East Midlands area lies roughly between Bingham, Nottinghamshire and Bottesford, Leicestershire.The geographical centre of England lies in Higham on the Hill in west Leicestershire, close to the boundary between the Leicestershire and Warwickshire.Some 88 per cent of the land is rural in character, although agriculture …

High-speed rail in China

The high-speed rail (HSR) network in the People's Republic of China (PRC) is the world's longest and most extensively used – with a total length of 40,000 kilometers by the end of 2021. The HSR network encompasses newly built rail lines with a design speed of 200–350 km/h (120–220 mph). China's HSR accounts for two-thirds of the world's total …

First transcontinental railroad

North America's first transcontinental railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a 1,911-mile (3,075 km) continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 that connected the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Council Bluffs, Iowa with the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on …

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History of California High-Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority was established in 1996 after decades of advocacy for building a high speed rail system in California. The passage of Proposition 1A in 2008, followed by the awarding of federal stimulus funds in 2010, established the initial funding for the California High-Speed Rail system.Construction …

Economy of Australia

Australia's average GDP growth rate for the period 1901–2000 was 3.4% annually. As opposed to many neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, the process towards independence was relatively peaceful and thus did not have significant negative impact on the economy and standard of living. Growth peaked during the 1920s, followed by the …

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History of rail transport

The Post Track, a prehistoric causeway in the valley of the River Brue in the Somerset Levels, England, is one of the oldest known constructed trackways and dates from around 3838 BC, making it some 30 years older than the Sweet Track from the same area. Various sections have been designated as scheduled monuments.. Evidence indicates …

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Pullman Company

Workers joined the American Railway Union, led by Eugene V. Debs. After George Pullman's death in 1897, Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, became company president. Pullman purchased the Standard Steel Car Company in 1930 amid the Great Depression, and the merged entity was known as Pullman-Standard Car …

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