Additional publications available such as Guidelines to Best Practices for Heavy Haul Railway Operations series, Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges, Railroad Engineering by W.W. Hay, and other useful resources.
Guidelines to Best Practices for Heavy Haul Railway Operations: Wheel and Rail Interface Issues Book 1 by the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) – May 2001
Wheel/Rail Interface Issues focuses on the critical area of the wheel/rail contact that is so important to successful railway operations. At the interface there must be low friction to permit moving heavy loads with little resistance; however, there must be enough friction to provide tractive effort, braking effort and steering of the wheel. Neither the wear rate nor the failure rate must be so great that the cost-effective heavy haul operations are threatened. This book contains discussions on the Vehicle/Track Interactions, Wheel/Rail Interfaces, Cost Benefit analysis, Optimizing Heavy Haul Maintenance Practices and Case Studies of Successful Heavy Haul Railways. CD-ROM included.
Guidelines to Best Practices for Heavy Haul Railway Operations: Infrastructures Construction and Maintenance Issues Book 2 by the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) – June 2009
Track for Heavy Haul focuses on the issues involving the rail, track, ballast and sub-ballast for cost effective operation of heavy haul systems. The sections in this book were developed with the expertise of over 45 authors who are recognized as leading authorities in their respective fields. This book is the most complete review of all aspects of heavy haul track systems, maintenance, inspections, economics, and components assembled to date. CD-ROM included.
Guidelines to Best Practices for Heavy Haul Railway Operations: Management of the Wheel and Rail Interface Book 3 by the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) – June 2015
This book contains discussion of wheel/rail interaction, descriptions of how to balance wear and fatigue of wheels and rails, derailment prevention practices, vehicle/track condition monitoring, and benefits of rail grinding and friction modification. CD-ROM included.
Guidelines to Best Practices for Heavy Haul Railway Operations Management of Rolling Stock: Volume 1: Freight Wagons Book 4 by the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) – September 2019
The primary objective of this book is to provide up to date technical information for practicing engineers and managers on rolling stock design, maintenance and inspection. It contains detailed discussions and provides best practice guidelines for the design and analysis of freight wagons; vehicle and track interaction and rolling contact fatigue; line capacity, economics, and fatigue analysis; wagon maintenance, inspection and standards; automated wagon condition monitoring systems; maintenance facilities and equipment; and, wagon purchasing and operating considerations. This book is a downloadable PDF.
Guidelines to Best Practices for Heavy Haul Railway Operations Management of Rolling Stock: Volume 2: Freight Locomotives Book 4 by the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) – September 2019
This book includes a summary of the fundamental aspects of freight locomotives designed, manufactured, and operated around the world and offers a blend of best practices and technology from three continents, namely, North America, Asia, and Africa. It is a comprehensive and cohesive source of information, covering practically all aspects of locomotive design, while addressing diesel-electric, electric, and liquid natural gas locomotives. This book is a downloadable PDF.
Design and Construction of Modern Steel Railway Bridges, Second Edition by John F. Unsworth
This book examines the engineering properties of structural steel typically used in modern steel railway bridge design and fabrication. It presents criteria for the maximum effects from moving loads and their use in developing design live railway loads. It complements and explains the recommended practices of AREMA’s Manual for Railway Engineering (MRE) design specifications. The new edition has been updated throughout to reflect changes in the field. It encompasses current design methods used for steel railway bridges in both SI and Imperial (US Customary) units. A practical reference and learning tool, it provides a fundamental understanding of AREMA recommended practice that enables more effective design.