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

Contract signed for three year restoration of Bristol Temple Meads

Bristol Temple Meads station is set to be brought back to its former glory as a huge restoration programme gets underway this summer.  

Work commences to improve Victorian drainage at Manchester Victoria station

Work is commencing on a scheme to prevent flooding around Manchester Victoria station. The Department for Transport is investing £1 million in...

First step towards new HS2 station at Euston completed

Preparations at London Euston for the construction of HS2 have taken the next step with the demolition of the station’s western ramp...

HS2 reveals list of bidders for Curzon Street station

HS2 has revealed the names of the construction firms in the running to build Birmingham Curzon Street station – which will be...

Essay collection on high-speed rail published

A new essay collection has been published in which voices from the worlds of politics, business and industry have come together, advocating...

Work on Cumbrian embankments almost complete

Network Rail is making a £3.5 million investment to protect the railway in Cumbria from landslips and provide more reliable journeys for...

Newcastle Central Station access improvements obtain Listed Building Consent

Proposed access improvements to Newcastle Central station have taken a major step forward after planners have granted Listed Building Consent in this,...

Ty’n Y Graig footbridge will be replaced

Transport for Wales will replace Ty’n Y Graig footbridge at Llanbradach on the Rhymney line as soon as possible, CEO James Price...

Selby swing bridge will be static in high temperatures

Due to the hot weather predicted for Wednesday and Thursday 24/25 June 2020, Network Rail issued a statement that the Grade II-listed...

Network Rail promotes inspirational women on International Women in Engineering Day

New research, conducted by Savanta ComRes for Network Rail, has highlighted a lack of female role models within Science, Technology, Engineering and...

HS2 opens procurement for operational telecoms

High Speed Two (HS2) has begun the search for a specialist contractor to deliver 230km of state-of-the-art telecommunications systems which will connect...

Government to fund digital signalling on East Coast main line

The government has announced that it will invest £350 million to make the East Coast main line into Britain’s first mainline digital...