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

Railway depot becomes bottling plant

Southern Railway has turned one of its depots into a hand sanitiser bottling plant to meet the needs...

Luton station staff support local hospital

Thameslink railway personnel rallied round to give support following an appeal made by Luton and Dunstable Hospital for food and personal items...

Network Rail to support suppliers by paying bills ‘immediately’

In these troubled times, Network Rail has announced that it is giving thousands of British firms a vital...

Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and...

Birmingham New Street opens NHS clinic

Network Rail is providing a former retail space at Birmingham New Street station for the NHS to use as an outpatient clinic...

Contractors launch PPE appeal to aid NHS

At a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, two firms in the construction industry have...

Government suspends rail franchise agreements

As train operators face significant drops in their income due to the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, the Government is taking emergency measures to support and...

Batteries come of age in railway construction

Much has been written recently, here in Rail Engineer and elsewhere, about the railway’s aspirations in terms of reducing its carbon output....

Even a quiet Christmas is a busy time

Christmas is a special time of year. To religious Christians, it’s a time for celebration and worship. To others, it’s a time...

Engineers shine at the RailStaff Awards 2019

The annual RailStaff Awards is very different from all the other rail industry awards that take place throughout the year. They recognise...

Crossrail opening goes back to 2021

The estimated completion date of Crossrail, the new railway running under London from West to East, has now been put back to...

The quest for a cleaner railway

The UK’s railway is eliminating carbon. You must have noticed. The government has pledged to get all diesels off the railway by 2040 and...