Introduction to North American Railway Signaling
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Publication Info: 224 pages (2008)
Simmons-Boardman Books, Inc.; Dimensions (in inches): 8.25 x 10.75
Description: Introduction to North American Railway Signaling covers the basics of signaling philosophy and techniques. This is the book to reach for if you need information pertaining to signaling systems used in the various rail transportation modes in North America: freight, main-line passenger service, commuter, light-rail, and heavy rail transit. It presents the underlying principles behind modern day signaling practices for the many systems integrated together to keep railroads running safely and efficiently.
Additional Information: This book details fundamental concepts necessary in the design of railway signaling systems and presents the appropriate equipment used throughout North America to make these
systems work. Where pertinent, mode-specific effects on basic signaling principles and techniques are described.
Introduction to North American Railway Signaling is ideal for
signal designers and engineers; locomotive engineers; signal
managers; operating supervisors and managers; or anyone
wishing to learn more about the application of various signaling systems employed in today's railroads.
- Railway Signaling
- The Elements of a Signal System
- Track Work
- Wayside Signals
- Relays and Relay Logic
- Train Detection
- Block Signaling Interlocking
- Remote Control and Control Centers
- Cab Signals and Automatic Train Control
- Grade Crossings
- Defect Detectors
- Lightning and Surge Protection
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