Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJ

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

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...

DfT (finally) publishes list of rail enhancement projects for CP6

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a list of rail enhancement projects in its updated Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP).

First light: The Riding Sunbeams trial of solar-powered electric traction

How many times have we looked at clever innovation and wondered why on earth no one thought of doing it before? Often the...

Zero-carbon: the need for innovative construction plant

Guest writer: Simon Meades, Ecolite product manager at Taylor Construction Plant.With the announcement...

Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in South Wales, on 3 July 2019....

Platforms from polystyrene? Who’d have thought it?

MegaTech celebrates ten years of platforms with a differenceNext time you are standing on a station, waiting for...

“A little water never hurt anyone…”

Plantworx & Railworx a success despite the summer weatherEvery two years, the Construction Equipment Association organises a big...

The Best of the Best

Network Rail’s supply chain recognised at the Rail Partnership AwardsThe Rail Partnership Awards, in which Network Rail shows appreciation and...

Rail Engineer Seminars at Railtex

Railtex is a great show, featuring exhibits of all shapes and sizes by the railway industry supply chain, from (models of) complete trains to...

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 awayRailworx is a new-for-2019 rail industry...

“Hugely impressive!”

Francis Paonessa reflects on his time at Network RailWhen 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,...