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Issue 164 – Electrification can be affordable

This month we focus on the benefits of electrification and how it can be delivered at an acceptable cost. For example, our ‘Why electrify?’...

Issue 163 – Incentivising Innovation

What’s not to like about a DMU gearbox that offers savings in fuel, CO2 and diesel emissions, as well as reduced maintenance costs, so...

Issue 162 – New trains, feast and famine

Between 2016 and 2021, around £11 billion is being invested in seven thousand rail passenger vehicles, more than half the current UK fleet. Less...

Issue 161 – Digital delivery dawns

Since the early days of privatisation, the digital railway has been a holy grail, offering significant capacity increases and slashed signalling costs. Railtrack deluded...

Issue 160 – A guid new year

Rail Engineer’s editor, David Shirres, gives his thoughts on some of the topics addressed in issue 160 – What? Sevenoaks Tunnel again? In Scotland, the...

Issue 159 – Hydrogen the new diesel

Millions of tons of coal were burnt when railways were steam-hauled. The result was harmful pollution and working conditions that would be unacceptable today....

Issue 158 – Getting it right

Rail Engineer’s editor, David Shirres, gives his thoughts on some of the topics addressed in issue 158 – Keep Calm and Think Blue? The right...

Issue 157 – Good news and bad news

Rail Engineer's editor, David Shirres, gives his thoughts on some of the topics addressed in issue 157 - Bi-Mode Trains: Unlocking Opportunity? The good news...