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  • Wrought-Iron and Steel Rails

    Wrought-Iron and Steel rails

    25/10/2015 Read More...

    The first improvement on cast-iron rails were rails of wrought iron, introduced in 1820 in England, where the first steel rail was also manufactured...

  • Expansion Rail Joints

    Expansion Rail Joints

    25/10/2015 Read More...

    In the United States rails are often butt-welded together to form lengths as long as 0.4 km (0.25 mi). At first this was done cautiously for...

  • Railroad Generally Route

    Railroad Generally Route

    25/10/2015 Read More...

    A railroad generally follows topographical contours, but in many places the contours are smoothed by excavations, or cuts, and embankments, or fills.

  • Modern Rolling-stock Design

    Advances in Rolling-stock Design

    25/10/2015 Read More...

    Today most American rolling stock is equipped with air brakes, which operate automatically if a coupling between cars breaks or if a leak develops in the compressed-air system.

  • Train Terminals and Yards

    Train Terminals and Yards

    25/10/2015 Read More...

    Railroad yards contain various parallel tracks on which cars are classified according to type and destination. Railroad workers then assemble the sorted cars into newly configured trains...