Locomotives and Rail Road Transportation

Technology, Challenges and Prospects

  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
  • Atul Dhar
  • Anirudh Gautam
  • Ashok Pandey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Atul Dhar, Anirudh Gautam, Ashok Pandey
      Pages 3-7
    3. Joydeep Dutta, Avinash Kumar Agarwal
      Pages 9-23
  3. Efficiency Improvement and Noise Reduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Gaurav Tripathi, Atul Dhar
      Pages 27-40
  4. Alternate Fuels for Locomotive Traction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Anirudh Gautam, Ravindra Nath Misra, Avinash Kumar Agarwal
      Pages 73-112
    3. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Nikhil Sharma, Akhilendra Paratap Singh
      Pages 129-151
  5. Locomotive Emission Reduction and Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Prashant R. Daggolu, Dinesh Kumar Gogia, T. A. Siddiquie
      Pages 155-168
    3. Sunit K. Singh, Rohini Khobragade, Govindachetty Saravanan, Avinash K. Agarwal, Ahmed S. AL-Fatesh, Nitin K. Labhasetwar
      Pages 169-192
    4. Rohit Saini, Manedhar Reddy, Ashoke De
      Pages 193-216
    5. Anirudh Gautam, Manish Agarwal, Mohd Amil
      Pages 217-245

About this book


This book is intended to serve as a compendium on the state-of-the-art research in the field of locomotives and rail road transport. The book includes chapters on different aspects of the subject from renowned international experts in the field. The book looks closely at diesel engine locomotives and examines performance, emissions, and environmental impact. The core topics have been categorised into four groups: general topics, efficiency improvement and noise reduction, alternate fuels for locomotive traction, and locomotive emission reduction and measurement. The book offers an excellent, cutting-edge resource for researchers working in this area.  The book will also be of use to professionals and policymakers interested in locomotive engine technologies and emission standards.


Emission Control Locomotive Engine Alternative fuel Railways Transportation trains

Editors and affiliations

  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
    • 1
  • Atul Dhar
    • 2
  • Anirudh Gautam
    • 3
  • Ashok Pandey
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  2. 2.School of EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Mandi KamandIndia
  3. 3.Rolling Stock DivisionRITES (RDSO) Lucknow LucknowIndia
  4. 4.Eminent ScientistCenter of Innovative and Applied BioprocessingMohaliIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3787-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3788-7
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