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

Alstom signs agreement to purchase Bombardier Transportation

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom moved closer as Alstom announced that it signed the sale and purchase agreement with Bombardier...

£216.2 million contract awarded for East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade

The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast network,...

Edinburgh-Glasgow line, shut by flooding, to reopen 21 September

The line between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk, which was partially washed away near Polmont when the Union Canal burst its banks...

New footbridge at Westgate-on-Sea

Westgate-on-Sea station in Kent has a new footbridge giving stepped access between the station’s two platforms over the tracks of the Chatham...

GTR’s Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express fleets to be updated

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is to undertake a five-year, £55 million programme to modernise the Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’...

HS2 tunnel segment factory building complete

Structural work on the temporary pre-cast factory that will produce tunnel wall segments for HS2’s 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnels, has been completed at...

Network Rail acquires Brunel’s ‘Bristol Old Station’

Network Rail has acquired ‘Bristol Old Station’, the iconic Grade I listed building, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, that was Bristol’s first...

Work on reconnecting the line to Levenmouth gets underway

The first phase of work which will lead to the reinstatement of passenger services to Leven will begin shortly.

Narborough station footbridge to be removed, repaired, repainted and replaced

An £800,000 project to strengthen, refurbish and brighten up the footbridge at Narborough station in Leicestershire will take three months to complete.

Weekend work to improves Clacton on Sea line in Essex

The railway line to Clacton on Sea in Essex is to be upgraded over weekends until the end of October 2020.

Welsh railway bridge at Crumlin to be replaced

Network Rail is upgrading the River Ebbw railway bridge in Crumlin, South Wales, in a £5 million project that involves replacing the...

ÖBB and Voestalpine create a joint venture to produce TransANT wagons

ÖBB-Technische Services, a subsidiary of the Austrian State Railways’ Rail Cargo Group and Voestalpine Stahl have signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement...