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

Tyne & Wear Metro secures additional government funding to prolong its maintenance programme

Tyne and Wear Metro has secured additional government funding to keep its programme of essential infrastructure renewal works going after March 2021.

New British-made face coverings kill bacteria

At a time when the British public is being asked to wear a face covering when on...

Crossrail delayed yet again

Crossrail’s board has met to consider the latest update from its leadership team concerning the impact of COVID-19 on progress to complete...

Mayor of London launches independent review of TfL’s long-term future funding

Following on from news of the government’s review of Transport for London’s financial position and structure, Mayor of London Sadiq has announced...

Government to invest £589 million in kickstarting rail upgrades across the North

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a £589 million kickstart for work on the Transpennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.

HS2 vent shaft headhouse at Chalfont St Peter designed to fit into landscape

HS2 has published its final design for the Chalfont St Peter vent shaft headhouse – the first of four similar structures that...

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail orders 41 hybrid-ready MTU power packs from Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is to commence manufacture of its first order for MTU power packs that are prepared for future use as...

Alstom and Eversholt Rail to invest a further £1 million in hydrogen-powered trains

Hydrogen power on Britain’s railways has become one step closer as Eversholt Rail and Alstom have announced a further £1 million investment...

Dyer & Butler completes platform extensions at three station in the South East

Dyer & Butler has completed major platform extension works at three stations on behalf of Network Rail as part of the £150...

TSO completes Plumstead maintenance depot

TSO, working as part of the ATC consortium (Alstom, TSO and Costain) has completed the railway maintenance depot in Plumstead. This depot,...

Transport Secretary updates Parliament on his review of TfL’s finances and structure

The Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, has updated parliament on its plans for a review of Transport...

Tyne & Wear Metro’s new depot at Howdon almost ready to open

Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot at Howdon is close to completion. Set to officially open...