Track Alignment Design, Part I
Wednesday, August 31, 12:30 – 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 1, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, September 2, 8:30 AM – Noon
This seminar is best for individuals that are responsible for track design production work, with 1-5 years of railroad or track design experience, or more experienced railroaders and engineers moving into track design responsibilities. Participants should have a rudimentary knowledge of railroads and railroad terminology. The Introduction to Practical Railway Engineering or equivalent is an ideal precursor to this class.
Participants will learn design approaches to typical rail service, capacity, and routing problems with a sharp focus on the development and evaluation of horizontal and vertical alignment geometric design. A case study approach provides incrementally higher levels of difficulties with multiple constraints, building on concepts learned in prior modules. 9 real-world situations are presented to the participants, who are walked through the project from the concept phase through alternative analysis to the final resolution. The interface of signal design and constructability with track alignment design are discussed.
The seminar workbook containing the presentation will be provided digitally.
- Gain a clear understanding of clearance requirements
- Learn about Horizontal Curve Selection and Vertical Curve Restrictions
- Understand the Grade/Handbrake Relationship
- Understand how to Read a Turnout Table and Calculate Turnout Location on Non-Standard Ladder
- Understand the importance of Construction Staging in Maintaining Railroad Operations
Bruce R. Anderson, TranSystems
By July 21: $750 Members / $925 Non-Members / $375 Students
After July 21: $850 Members / $1025 Non-Members / $375 Students