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

Flying high

Network Rail’s annual Partnership Awards moved out of London again this year, to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, just south of Cambridge. The evening...

Developing infrastructure projects

Simon Kirby, Network Rail’s managing director, infrastructure projects, spoke in the rail engineer seminar theatre at Infrarail recently and outlined his thoughts and objectives...

ETCS coming to the UK

Although Network Rail is a member of the ERTMS Users Group, as described in Clive Kessell’s article, the Cambrian Line is the only ERTMS...

Maintaining savings in the rail industry

Whenever one talks about the cost of British railways, the same comments come up - “efficiency”, “savings”, "McNulty”, “uncompetitive”, “expensive”. Network Rail is no stranger...

Building Bogies

Last month, the rail engineer visited Graz, the historic capital of Styria and Austria’s second city, for the launch of the new SF7000 bogie...

New circuits and old bombs

Rail projects seem to have a habit of changing over time. A seemingly simple project can alter almost beyond recognition before it is completed,...

Specially Interesting

As the world becomes a greener place, with green initiatives, a green agenda and even green trains(!), landowners and businesses are being encouraged to...

It’s Vital!

This year’s Infrarail show is approaching rapidly, and a look through the list of exhibitors reveals that Vital Rail will be one of them. Vital...

Gröna Tåget (The Green Train)

The Swedes are very good at collaboration. So it should be no surprise that a project to develop a new concept of train that...

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...