A Career in Railway
Today, the transportation needs of almost all countries has increased to many folds than ever either for transportation of people or of cargo resulting in multitude of railway jobs available. Rail vacancies now publicize for people with a broad range of skills professionals in different fields such as construction, technical, operations and customer services. As the development in railway sector is continuously in progress, there is a lot of possibility that very soon even more and more new and motivating railway jobs will be available to fill up.
Railway transport is a transportations system for commuters and cargos by the means of wheeled carriers running over the railway tracks. Railway transport is a part of the logistics network, which assists national and international business and financial growth.
A railway can be divided into two major parts: the systems which "moves", is also referred to as the rolling stock, which include railway engines, passenger carrying vehicles (or coaches) or goods carrying vehicles (or goods wagons); and the "fixed" parts, usually referred to as the infrastructure, including the railway tracks (permanent way) and ancillary buildings for railway running functions which includes guard rooms for signalling and changing railway tracks, electricial systems, railway stations, railways yards etc.
Railway rolling stock, which is fitted with steel wheels, runs on the railway track with very less friction as compared with road transportation vehicles. Railway engine normally depend on the point of contact of the wheel with the rail for traction and grip (the portion of the sent axle load that makes the wheel "stick" to the smooth rails). This is generally enough under normal conditions, but the grip can be reduced or lost through the presence of unnecessary stuffs on the railway track surface, such as moisture, oil, grease, ice or dead leaves. To work against such reduction of wheel grip, many railway engines have equipments which puff fine sand on the railway track in front of the rail engine wheels.
Railway tracks consist of two parallel railway tracks (rails), generally made of steel, secured to crossbeams, called sleepers or crossties or ties. These crossties are used to hold up the railway track and to keep an equal space between the two railway tracks, which is a measurement known as the "gauge" of the railway track. To maintain the alignment of the track it is either laid on a bed of counterweight (solid mud) or secured to a solid concrete base.