Everything written on this blog represents an individual and personal opinion, as engineer and teacher. This blog is intended to be a way to share and exchange knowledge and opinions about various topics related to railway track.
Although supported by many other sources, a major part of the information presented here is based on the the Railway Track Courses taught at the Faculty of Railways, Roads and Bridges of the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest (TUCE B).
The author wishes to express his most sincere gratitude to all the TUCEB professors and colleagues, especially to Mr Professor Dr Eng Constantin Radu, a passionate teacher, an exigent mentor and a very dear friend.
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Everything presented here is generally based on the author’s Railway teacher experience at the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest and is a synthesis research work undertaken by the author from various railway engineering sources, quoted in the references section of each article.
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