A proper quality of a track and other infrastructure objects represents a basic requirement for train safety and punctuality. Most of the physical systems and their components deteriorate over time. This affects performance and may lead to failures. Albert Einstein said, "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." Only if we understand how the whole system works, taking into account its imperfections and how they influence its quality and performance will we be able to learn the rules of the game and "play better." The book provides the readers with the necessary functional knowledge of track behaviour and comprehensively covers the function of the various track components, their interaction as elements of the track system, as well as the interaction of the track with railway vehicles. By presenting important tools for a deep understanding of track-behaviour this book aims to be a reference guide for infrastructure managers and to help them to find ways improving track quality for optimum long-term behaviour.
It's time to test out a new model locomotive, the first of its kind on Peter's Railway. But too much speed leads to disaster and a derailment, just like the original in the old days. Tales of a smashed up engine with split steam pipes, filling the cab with scalding steam and a heroic fireman to the rescue. A wonderful true story for all train lovers, young and old! With 12 Watercolours by John Wardle. Age 6 to 12 years.
A technical story book for inquisitive minds - Grandpa tries to answer a tricky question. "Where does the little steam train get its energy from?" A simple lump of coal from the time of dinosaurs!!! This wonderful story describes the physics of energy conversion in a way children can understand. Visually exciting and it even covers photosynthesis. Watercolours by John Wardle. Age 6-12.