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CEE 410 - Railway Signaling & Control

Spring 2021

Official Description

Railway traffic control and signaling systems; train performance and scheduling tools; analysis of temporal and spatial separation of trains for safety and efficiency; train movement authority and operating rules, track circuit and wireless train position monitoring technology; interlocking design; railroad capacity modeling tools; economic analysis of traffic control system design, optimization, and selection. Field trip to observe signal system infrastructure and railway traffic operations control center. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.

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Subject Area

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Description

This course covers railway traffic control and signaling systems; train performance and scheduling tools; analysis of temporal and spatial separation of trains for safety and efficiency; train movement authority and operating rules, track circuit and wireless train position monitoring technology; interlocking design; railroad capacity modeling tools; economic analysis of traffic control system design, optimization, and selection.

Credit Hours

3 or 4 hours (students wanting to take the class for 4 credit hours must be able to join the class via phone or web conference on Fridays at 3pm CST. If you cannot join this weekly conference you must take this course for 3 hours.)

Prerequisites

A course in Railroad Transportation Engineering (such as CEE 408).

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Railway Signaling & ControlOL371006ONL31330 - 1450 M W     Christopher P. L. Barkan
Railway Signaling & ControlOL460842ONL41330 - 1450 M W     Christopher P. L. Barkan