Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJ

SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews


Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

Latest Articles

Buckinghamshire footbridge to be replaced

A picturesque footbridge over the Chiltern main line in Buckinghamshire is to undergo a major overhaul to make it safer and more reliable for...

Work resumes on Access for All footbridges at Kidsgrove station

The old footbridges at Kidsgrove station, which has an unusual triangular shape, are to be replaced with new bridges and lifts as part of...

Rail Operations orders 30 new Stadler Class 93 tri-mode locos

Rail Operations (UK) Limited has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives, of which an initial...

Essential track renewals near Dartford, Kent

A major track renewal project is about to get underway at Slade Green junction, near Dartford. Both track and points on the Up line towards...

£16 million invested in Scotland’s Railway over New Year

A programme of enhancements worth £16 million was successfully delivered over the Christmas and New Year break in Scotland, after engineers worked around-the-clock at...

New report lays out plans for transport decarbonisation

Alstom has launched a new report detailing how the government can decarbonise the transport sector, and in doing so, jump start the economy post...

Jacobs wins place on TfL’s transport planning & impact monitoring services framework

Jacobs, the international firm of consulting engineers, has secured 13 positions on Transport for London’s (TfL) renewed Transport Planning & Impact Monitoring (including Health...

Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub launched

A Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub has been launched by Network Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Stagecoach Supertram. It contains a...

Rail innovation could level up northern economy

A report by economics and policy analysts Perspective Economics claims that greater investment in rail research could be used to help level up the...

RIA announces technical programme for 2021

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has announced the dates of its various technical conferences for 2021, including the Unlocking Innovation programme. The overarching theme for...

Three designers selected for Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM)

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has chosen three potential suppliers to develop innovative concept designs that push forward the pioneering Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro...

Line between Guildford and Wokingham reopens

Services between Guildford, Aldershot and Wokingham have restarted following repair of a 40-metre landslip near the small village of Wanborough over the Christmas period. Heavy...