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Railway engineering

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Railway engineering

Railway engineering is a multi-faceted engineering discipline dealing with the design, construction and operation of all types of railway systems. It encompasses a wide range of engineering disciplines, including civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and production engineering. A great many other engineering sub-disciplines are also called upon.


  • History 1
  • Subfields 2
  • Professional organizations 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5


With the advent of the railways in the early nineteenth century, a need arose for a specialized group of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Today, railway systems engineering continues to be a vibrant field of engineering.


Professional organizations

In the UK: The Railway Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

In the US The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)

Worldwide The Institute of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE)

See also

External links

  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Railway Division
  • AAR
  • CAF Power & Automation

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