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

French rail industry on show at SIFER 2019

Almost unnoticed by most of the UK railway supply chain, the 11th SIFER exhibition took place in Lille on 26-28 March 2019. The...

Get set for Railworx

The rail industry's new outdoor civil and systems show is just weeks away Railworx is a new-for-2019 rail industry...

“Hugely impressive!”

Francis Paonessa reflects on his time at Network Rail When Dr Francis Paonessa joined Network Rail in the...

ORBIS – an unsung but unqualified success

Sunday 31 March 2019 signified not only the end of Network Rail’s Control Period 5, but with it the end of the ORBIS...

Recognising Innovation – the Plantworx Innovation Awards

Several railway engineering companies featured strongly at the recent Plantworx Innovation Awards, and several others of the innovations that were applauded have obvious applications...

Rail Industry Readiness Levels (RIRLs) defined and explained

Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) were first defined by NASA in 1989 as a method of classifying the maturity of a technology or product...

Moving Mud – Dealing with weather damage around the country

Rail Engineer regularly publishes articles that show the railway is really very high-tech these days. In-cab signalling systems, digital traffic management, remote condition monitoring,...

GRIP (Governance for Railway Investment Projects) process explained

Network Rail developed the GRIP (Governance for Railway Investment Projects) process to manage and control investment projects – ones that enhance or...

Chair of Williams Rail Review speaks on the state of the industry

Keith Williams, the independent chair of the Williams Rail Review, delivered the 2019 Bradshaw Address at the Institution of Civil Engineers. In it, he...

Major organisation changes at Network Rail

Network Rail has announced sweeping changes to its organisation following the completion of new chief executive Andrew Haines’ ‘100 Day Review’.

Danny Di Perna replaces Laurent Troger to head Bombardier Transportation

It’s all change at the top as Laurent Troger resigns as president of Bombardier Transportation to “pursue opportunities outside the company”. Danny...

Design revealed for HS2 Old Oak Common station.

High Speed Two (HS2) has released its latest designs for the Old Oak Common complex in west London, which will be the interchange between...

An orange Christmas: Network Rail’s works over the 2018 Christmas holiday

As usual, Network Rail took advantage of the Christmas and New Year holiday to undertake some of the lengthier and more onerous projects that...

Rail Sector Deal – One Railway: Digitally Connecting the Nation

When the government and the rail industry recently agreed a new Rail Sector Deal, intended to deliver more for passengers, create jobs...

Czech Republic: RegioJet brings new Bombardier TRAXX locomotives into passenger service

RegioJet, the independent Czech railway operator that also runs services in Slovakia, has introduced its new Bombardier TRAXX locomotives into passenger service on the route...

Network Rail announces new track systems contracts that will last for ten years

Network Rail has announced two (shortly to be three) track systems contracts that could cover the next 10 years and be worth...