Mountain Railways

There are few hills or mountains that have been connected by railway lines. Some of the important features of these mountain railways are the following. Gradients The gradients of mountain tracks are very steep. Normally tracks with gradients of 3% or more are considered mountain tracks. Gauge Normally narrow gauges with gauge widths of 762 […]

Basic Requirements of an Ideal Railway Alignment

The ideal alignment of a railway line should meet the following requirements. Purpose of the New Railway Line The alignment of a new railway line should serve the basic purpose for which the railway line is being constructed. As brought out earlier, the purpose may include strategic considerations, political considerations, developing of backward areas, connecting […]