The flangeway has the railhead on one side and the guard on the other. Where a line goes over a bridge, the relevant segment should be tagged with either bridge=yes for shorter bridges or bridge=viaduct for long bridges and layer=1 or other value as appropriate.

This rail is a modified form of flanged rail and requires a special mounting for weight transfer and gauge stabilisation. The American Railway Engineering Association (or AREA) specified standard profiles for 100 lb/yd (49.6 kg/m), 110 lb/yd (54.6 kg/m) and 120 lb/yd (59.5 kg/m) rails in 1919, for 130 lb/yd (64.5 kg/m) and 140 lb/yd (69.4 kg/m) rails in 1920, and for 150 lb/yd (74.4 kg/m) rails in 1924. In addition to Train, Light rail, Tram, Subway, Ferry, Trolleybus and Bus routes, it includes Airports, Bus stops, Taxi ranks, Car rental and Bicycle rental nodes.

[2], The American Society of Civil Engineers (or ASCE) specified rail profiles in 1893 for 5 lb/yd (2.5 kg/m) increments from 40 to 100 lb/yd (19.8 to 49.6 kg/m). At the present time, the screw spike is being used widely in place of the hooked spike. Where tracks are on ground raised for the purpose use embankment=yes and when in a cutting use cutting=yes. AREA and ASTM specified 0.6 to 0.9 percent manganese in 70 to 90 pound rail and 0.7 to 1 percent in heavier rails.

Installing these means that the whole surface needs to be excavated and reinstated.

AREA and ASTM specified maximum phosphorus concentration of 0.04 percent.[12]. Buses are steered normally when off the busway, analogous to the 18th-century wagons which could be manoeuvered around pitheads before joining the track for the longer haul.

Passenger and Fast Passenger – These trains run at most short and long distance routes, and stop at almost every station on its way.

Commonly, in rail terminology pound is a contraction of the expression pounds per yard and hence a 132–pound rail means a rail of 132 pounds per yard. Bullhead rail is similar to double-headed rail except that the profile of the head of the rail is not the same as that of the foot. ← Types of railway. By the mid-20th century, most rail production was medium heavy (112 to 119 lb/yd or 55.6 to 59.0 kg/m) and heavy (127 to 140 lb/yd or 63.0 to 69.4 kg/m).

To resist wear a thin iron strap was laid on top of the timber rail. The noise generated by trains passing over the rail joints, described as "the clickity clack of the railroad track", can be eliminated by welding the rail sections together. Worn, heavy rail from a mainline is often reclaimed and downgraded for re-use on a branchline, siding or yard. Strap rails sometimes separated from the wooden base and speared into the floor of the carriages above, creating what was referred to as a "snake head". The joint where the ends of two rails are connected to each other is the weakest part of a rail line.

Welding can be done in a central depot, or in the field. railway=abandoned is not rendered.[1].

Vignoles rail is the popular name of the flat-bottomed rail, recognising engineer Charles Vignoles who introduced it to Britain. Besides the basic railway=rail line style of alternating grey-solid/grey-hollow, OSM Carto renders railway=construction and railway=disused with a dotted line. Bridge rail is a rail with an inverted-U profile.

Meals are included in the ticket fare. Main line track is usually built with 130 lb/yd (64.5 kg/m) rail or heavier. Shatabdi and Jan Shatabdi – Shatabdi Express trains are a series of superfast trains, which connect metro cities which nearby important cities.

No additional tagging needed and any construction tags should be removed. The gauge is narrowed slightly and the flange fillets keep the flanges from rubbing the rails. The designation of track for normal railway aims at slow and middle speed train for passengers or freights. If necessary split the way at the point where the bridge, tunnel, viaduct, embankment or cutting starts and ends.

This is provided by a slot called the flangeway.

Rails represent a substantial fraction of the cost of a railway line. Please compare and contrast ORM (rail infrastructure) and OPTM (passenger rail, bus and ferry routes) with OSM's Transport layer which rather simply displays "any and all rail" (railway=*, excluding railway=disused and railway=abandoned) and at closer zooms, route=bus. Manganese increases strength and resistance to abrasion. If you are new to railway mapping, get to know what's on this page as a good start, as it is straightforward and works well in much of the world. The earliest rails were simply lengths of timber. If used, the tracks=* tag should be used to record the number of tracks with a default value of 1 being assumed where this is not supplied. It can also be found on heritage railways, due both to the desire to maintain an historic appearance, and the salvage and reuse of old track components from the main lines. These were superseded by cast iron rails that were flanged (i.e. When sufficient metal is put into the rail joint, the joint is almost as strong as the rest of the rail length. The fare of Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains includes food served in the train, but the fare for other trains does not include food that has to be bought separately. Other lines which adopted it were the Hull and Selby, the Newcastle and North Shields, and the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal Navigation and Railway Company.[13]. While this Railways wiki explains railway tagging at a high level and in an international, generic manner, there are country-specific railway tagging schemes, which diverge somewhat from conventions noted above. Phosphorus and sulfur are impurities causing brittle rail with reduced impact-resistance. They were also used by Charles Vignoles in Britain. Meanwhile, in May 1831, the first flanged T rail (also called T-section) arrived in America from Britain and was laid into the Pennsylvania Railroad by Camden and Amboy Railroad. Flat bottomed rail is the dominant rail profile in worldwide use.

In late 1830s Britain, railway lines had a vast range of different patterns. John Birkinshaw's 1820 patent,[9] as rolling techniques improved, introduced wrought iron in longer lengths, replaced cast iron and contributed significantly to the explosive growth of railroads in the period 1825–40. Tag usage=military for lines only used by the military, and usage=tourism for "heritage" lines used only as a tourist attraction or in conjunction with a (rail) museum.

Railway platform.

[7] These rails were too fragile to carry heavy loads, but because the initial construction cost was less, this method was sometimes used to quickly build an inexpensive rail line. When modeling multi-track parallel railway lines in close proximity they can either be modeled as a single way with tracks=*, or as a number of parallel ways (preferred). Rails made from cast iron were brittle and broke easily. [24] They stop at fewer number of stops, hence, reach faster. Thanks to Indy Hurt, here (was) another rail renderer which display(ed) rail-based passenger routes with their colour=* or color=* tag. The head is profiled to resist wear and to give a good ride, and the foot profiled to suit the fixing system. Ice-Cream in Real Fruits, South Ex, New Delhi, Get a Phuket Sim Card with Unlimited Data for $5. Where tracks are shared between multiple usages (such as passenger, freight and industrial), the more major service should be used: generally the longer distance or heavier line.

We will try helping you understand the differences in facilities, duration of running and the fare in different types of trains of Indian Railways. Attention was also focused on improved fillet radii to reduce stress concentration at the web junction with the head.

A renderer similar to OPTM is öpnvkarte, displaying "worldwide public transport facilities on a uniform map." Some common European rail sizes include: In the countries of former USSR 65 kg/m (131 lb/yd) rails and 75 kg/m (151 lb/yd) rails (not thermally hardened) are common.

Rails are made from high quality steel and not in huge quantities compared with other forms of steel, and so the number of manufacturers in any one country tends to be limited. Types of Signals.

for eg. 'L' shaped) and with the wagon wheels flat. [3] Old ASCE rails of lighter weight remained in use, and satisfied the limited demand for light rail for a few decades.

Charles Vignoles observed that wear was occurring with wrought iron rails and cast iron chairs upon stone blocks, the most common system at that time.

Rajdhani Express – They comprise of some of the fastest trains on the Indian railways network. They connect major cities of the country to New Delhi, the capital city. There were no steel mills in America capable of rolling long lengths, so he sailed to the United Kingdom which was the only place where his flanged T rail (also called T-section) could be rolled. Garib rath (Chariot of the poor) – They are superfast trains, competing with Rajdhani and Shatabdi, but have lower fares, hence are more affordable. The rail is then known as grooved rail, groove rail, or girder rail. (Original), and those manufactured to the 1924 standard as "R.B.S."

50 kg/m and 60 kg/m are the current standard, although some other sizes are still manufactured. If the weight is carried by the roadway subsurface, steel ties are needed at regular intervals to maintain the gauge. The traditional form of grooved rail is the girder guard section illustrated to the left. The entire train has only general type of compartment. [10] Steel is a much stronger material, which steadily replaced iron for use on railway rail and allowed much longer lengths of rails to be rolled. If known, consider adding, Preserved - a former mainline railway which is now operated as a tourist attraction, "heritage line" or as part of a (rail) museum.

Where tracks are shared between multiple usages (such as passenger, freight and industrial), the more major service should be used: generally the longer distance or heavier line. For for the traffic-barrier or guard-rail on a bridge, see, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association.

Mail/Express – These are the most popular types of trains in India. Silicon is preferentially oxidised by oxygen and is added to reduce the formation of weakening metal oxides in the rail rolling and casting procedures.