Avoiding Impacts of Collapsed Mines on Railways: A Multidisciplinary Geophysical Detective Approach
The presence of abandoned mine workings can pose a significant risk to the use and development of surface structures above them, including railway lines. Typically, the adverse and often sudden effects...

When Old Meets New: Railway Geotechnics and Remote Sensing
Railroad track, like any other built structure, relies on a foundation of geomaterials for support. In its most basal form, the railway track is quite simple: steel load-bearing members (rails) supported...

Railroad Tunnel Clearance Improvement and Linear Replacement: What Happens with Unexpected Ground Conditions during Tunnel Construction?
To increase the capacity and efficiency of transporting waste by rail to an existing landfill, Enviro Solutions Inc., the landfill owner, and CSX Transportation (CSXT), the rail line owner, sought the...

Railway Geotechnical Asset Management in Great Britain: How Modern-Day Techniques Help Monitor Railway Infrastructure Dating to the 1800s
This article discusses asset management, risk management, and earthworks failures as experienced by Network Rail (NR), the owner, operator, and asset manager of the majority of the rail network of Great...

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems
The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems contains technical and professional engineering articles on the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of air, highway, rail,...

Testing the New Locks (part of "A Greater Wonder")
The recently completed third set of locks at the Panama Canal incorporates several civil components and hydraulic design features that are intended to reduce routine maintenance and conserve water. For...

Appraisal of Lightweight Moorings for Deep Water
This paper outlines the potential advantages of using lightweight fiber ropes for mooring floating production platforms. The influence of tether properties on mooring system response is discussed. It is...

Canals, Cutoffs, and the Vicksburg Campaign
During the American Civil War, the term “Union” was used to refer to the United States of America, and specifically to the national government and the 20 free states and five border slave states that supported...

Ground Feature Monitoring Using Satellite Imagery: How Interferometric Stacking of SAR Can Mitigate Geo-Disasters Along Transportation Corridors
Landslides, debris flows, and other types of ground movements are among the most common hazards to humans and infrastructure. According to the United States Geological Survey, annual domestic...

Transbay Transit Center: Innovations in Automated Monitoring
The new Transbay Transit Center will include a multimodal terminal serving 11 transit systems and future high-speed rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim. This is an ambitious,...

Southern Swell Observed at Oceanside, California

Common Connections: Lessons Learned on Italy's High Speed Rail Networks

Illustrated Records of the Southern Excursion of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Railroad Performance and Repair
This chapter covers railroad performance and repair. Railroads in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi are discussed....

Crossing the Hollandsch Diep
The design/build team charged with creating an aesthetically pleasing bridge in the Netherlands for high-speed rail faced tough requirements, among them tight construction tolerances and...

Tying It All Together
The Rancocas Greek Bridge, a steel tied arch designed for both light-rail and freight train loading, may be the first bridge of its kind to carry freight trains in the United States....

Light at the End of the Tunnel
As part of a comprehensive program to control combined sewer overflows in Richmond, Virginia, engineers designed a deep tunnel 5,900 feet long to store the polluted water during severe...

Back on Track
Minneapolis, which last heard the clangor of electric streetcars in 1954, is proving once again that history repeats itself. The streetcars are back - in the form of a swift, modern light-rail...

Terminal Transformation
Infrastructure improvements ranging from the extension and strengthening of an existing wharf to the construction of an intermodal rail yard are turning a 30-year-old cargo-handling facility...

Fast Track
The high-speed magnetic levitation rail is now in operation in Shanghai - the first of its kind in the world - demonstrates that this extraordinary technology can move people in a way...

 

 

 

 

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