The 2012 Version of the Manual for Railway Engineering will be available in April 2012.
The Manual for Railway Engineering (MRE) is an annual publication released every April. The Manual consists of more than 4000 pages of railway engineering reference material, the recommended practices for the industry. It contains principles, data, specifications, plans and economics pertaining to the engineering, design and construction of the fixed plant of railways (except signals and communications), and allied services and facilities. The material is developed by AREMA technical committees and is published as a guide to railways in establishing their individual policies and practices relative to the subjects, activities and facilities covered in the Manual, with the aim of assisting them to engineer and construct a railway plant which will have inherent qualities of safe and economical operation as well as low maintenance cost. Chapters are grouped into four general categories, each in a separate volume: Track * Structures * Infrastructure and Passenger * Systems Management.
Manual for Railway Engineering
Volume 1 Track
Ch. 1 – Roadway & Ballast
Ch. 4 – Rail
Ch. 5 – Track
Ch. 30 – Ties
Volume 2 Structures
Ch. 7 – Timber Structures
Ch. 8 – Concrete Structures & Foundations
Ch. 9 – Seismic Design for Railway Structures
Ch. 15 – Steel Structures
Volume 3 Inrastructure and Passenger
Commuter, Transit & High Speed Rail
Ch. 6 – Buildings & Support Facilities
Ch. 11 – Commuter and Intercity Rail Systems
Ch. 12 – Rail Transit
Ch. 14 – Yards and Terminals
Ch. 17 – High Speed Rail Systems
Ch. 18 – Light Density and Short Line Railways
Ch. 27 – Maintenance-of-Way Work Equipment
Ch. 33 – Electrical Energy Utilization
Volume 4 Systems Management
Ch. 2 – Track Measuring Systems
Ch. 13 – Environmental
Ch. 16 – Economics of Railway Engineering and Operations
Ch. 28 – Clearances AAR Scale Handbook
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