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

Preventing runaways

The classic children’s song The Runaway Train was written in 1925 by Robert E. Massey, Carson Robison and Harry Warren. You may not know...

Infrarail comes together

The number of companies planning to take part in this year’s Infrarail exhibition of rail infrastructure products and services stood at more than 160...

Signalling for the future – Network Rail framework agreement

NETWORK RAIL ANNOUNCES £1.5 BILLION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS. That was the title of a press release received in the Ashby offices of the rail engineer...

Bombardier recruiting!

We’ve all seen the headlines about Bombardier’s factory in Derby. They all reported on the recent loss of the Thameslink contract, job losses, and...

Skipton Expansion

Here at the rail engineer, we like to report on the major infrastructure projects on Britain’s railways - the grand schemes, multi-million pound undertakings...

New Year at New Street

The New Year. A time of plans for the future, broken resolutions, and The Rail Engineer’s annual visit to see the latest developments at...

Mind the gap!

Any railway is in constant motion. Not just the trains and the passengers, but the infrastructure too. The track moves in its ballast.Ballast moves...

Balfour Beatty Rail – Committed to Scotland

In mid-August, Balfour Beatty Rail invited Network Rail, key rail consultants and members of both the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments to take part in their...

Step into the future of station design

Step into the futureThe German Gymnasium, situated next to the building site that is Kings Cross Station, was the ideal and very apt location...

Bird’s eye view from Network Rail’s helicopter

Network Rail is a multi-million pound operation which spends a lot of money on equipment to maintain the railway infrastructure. It operates everything from...

Network Rail’s National Plant & Equipment Show at Westwood Heath

Showstoppers!Westwood Heath, on the outskirts of Coventry, was the setting for Network Rail’s recent National Plant & Equipment Show. Around 100 suppliers were invited...

Escalators – Keep it clean

It is difficult to imagine a major station today that doesn’t include several escalators. Since they were first installed at Earls Court Underground station...