This book has been complied with a view to familiarise construction techniques for Railways, Bridges and Tunnels; codes of practice as recommended by I.S.I. and I.R.C. have been followed.This book will be useful for students of Engineering specially Diploma.
Part I – Railways
history of Railways in India
Alignment survey and project report
permanent way and track materials
Railway points and crossing and junctions
Railway track drainage
maintenance of Railways track
Railway Station yards.
types of bridges
site selection and collection of data
Piers, abutments and wing walls
maintenance of bridges.
Part III tunnels
methods of Tunnelling in soft strata
pneumatic process or compressed air methods
methods of Tunnelling in rock
safety precaution in Tunnelling work
tunnel shafts and caissons
tunnel ventilation, dust prevention and lighting
Tunnelling for underground Railways and tube Railways.