# Civil Engineering - Railways

Exercise : Railways - Section 3
1.
For even distribution of load through ballast, load dispersal is assumed as
30° to the vertical
45° to the vertical
60° to the vertical
none of these.
Answer: Option
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2.
The side of a rail diamond may be obtained by dividing the gauge of track by
sine of acute crossing
consine of acute crossing
tangent of acute crossing
cotangent of acute crossing.
Answer: Option
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3.
The main advantage of a cement concrete sleeper, is :
its heavy weight which improves the track modulus
its capacity to maintain gauge
its suitability for track circuiting
its flat bottom which is very suitable for modern track
all the above.
Answer: Option
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4.
Rail tops of a track are placed
horizontal
at an inward slope of 1 in 20
at an outward slope of 1 in 20
at an outward slope of 1 in 30
at an inward slope of 1 in 30
Answer: Option
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5.
The gradient on which an additonal engine is required to negotiate the gradient, is called
momentum gradient
pusher gradient
ruling gradient
steep gradient.
Answer: Option
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