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E – 1234 Introduction to Railroad Trackage

Intended Audience: engineers and others an introduction to railroad trackage design.

PDH UNITS: 3

8 STUDENTS ENROLLED

This publication provides an introduction to design of railroad trackage. Included are roadways, ballast, ties, rails, track grade, turnouts, crossovers, highway crossings, sidings, warehouse trackage, track scales, and yards.

Course Outline
1. INTRODUCTION
2. ROADWAY
3. BALLAST AND SUB-BALLAST
4. TIES
5. TRACK
6. RUNNING TRACK GRADE AND ALIGNMENT
7. TURNOUTS AND CROSSOVERS
8. HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSINGS
9. TRACKAGE IN PAVEMENT
10. SIDINGS
11. WAREHOUSE TRACKAGE
12. TRACK SCALES
13. YARDS

This is an introduction to the standards and practices for design of running, siding and yard trackage for railroads in the United States.

Learning Objectives

At the successful conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to identify and discuss:

  • Learn the parameters for design of railroad trackage roadways.
  • Learn about the design and construction of trackage ballast and sub-ballast.
  • Learn about standardized track and tie configurations and materials.
  • Learn about design considerations for running track alignment and grade.
  • Learn the approach to design of highway grade crossings.
  • Learn about siding trackage.
  • Learn parameters for warehouse trackage.
  • Learn about track scales.

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