- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (23 February 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195687795
- ISBN-13: 978-0195687798
- Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 2.8 x 16 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,75,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Railway Engineering (Oxford Higher Education) Paperback – 23 Feb 2007
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About the Author
Satish Chandra is currently Professor, Civil Engineering Department, at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. A Ph D from IIT Roorkee, Dr. Chandra is involved in teaching, research, and consultancy in the area of highway materials and traffic-flow modelling. He has published over 100 research papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings and has guided several MTech and PhD students. He has many awards to his credit including The Institution of Engineers (India) award in 1996 and 2001, IRC award in 1999, and Khosla awards in 2001 & 2002 for his research papers. He has authored two books Engineering Graphics and Air Transportation: Planning and Design. M.M. Agarwal retired as Chief Engineer, Northern Railway, after serving the Indian Railways for more then 30 years. Currently he is an honorary advisor to the Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (India), New Delhi. He has also served as a senior engineer in Zambian Railways for five years. He was the project manager for supervision of construction activities of a World Bank-aided project of national importance. Mr. Agarwal has authored several books. He is the recipient of the national award for his special work on track maintance and President's award for the best original book in Hindi for professionals.
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The primary issue with this text is that the book deals (mainly) with Indian/British state railways. There is much about the book that is generalized enough to apply to any design of railways, but certain aspects deal with the region specifics of India. (For instance, steam traction is a non-issue in the US, but is dealt with in this book as "current" tractive power and as a deciding factor in locomotive selection; signaling is based mostly on British standards.)
If you are looking for a book with general information on railroad engineering, this will suffice. But if you are looking for (US) specific technical info, give the book a pass. I know, the "Oxford Higher Education" imprint should have been a tell, but still the book is called "Railway Engineering", but practically the first words deal with the history of "Indian Railways" in particular, and continue on in this manner throughout the book.
For the ridiculous price ($190 or so new?!? This is more than most real university textbooks!) I would pass. Don't even bother for $60 unless you really need some basic info quickly. Or, of course, if you are looking for Indian State railway technical info.
2 stars since there are so few railroad engineering books available. But only 2 stars since the description does not indicate this is India specific, the print and binding job is only so-so (paperback, black and white, and glue binding for $190, really? Even $60.), and some info is quite dated (see steam locomotives above).