Civil Engineering Classes

CEE 409 | Railroad Track Engineering

Rail transportation of passengers and freight requires a track structure to support the movement of trains. This course provides in-depth understanding of railroad track engineering concepts including track component and system design, construction, evaluation, maintenance, load distribution, and wheel/rail interaction. Topics covered include: Track layout and geometry; ballast and subgrade; ties; rail and fastenings; track analysis and design; special trackwork; grade crossings; track standards; and inspection, condition assessment, and asset management. There will be field trip(s) to observe railroad track and components.


Texts | Hay 1982. Railroad Engineering - Part 2: Principles of Maintenance and Construction

CEE 409 is typically offered in the classroom or online in the fall semester.

Students in front of train students looking at track students listening