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For Battersea – Five new bridges and one new superstructure

On the south bank of the Thames, opposite Victoria station, on the disused site is Battersea Power Station. Alongside the power station there is...

When it pays to BOGOF

The hazards of the January Sales are officially over. This is, after all, the February edition of the rail engineer magazine. But did you...

The dismantling plan

There was genuine dismay in parts of the North-East when Auf Wiedersehen, Pet re-emerged from TV oblivion in 2002. Not because of Jimmy Nail’s singing...

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...

Strategic Aspects of Rail Welding

The Institute of Rail Welding’s seminar at the BOC site in Wolverhampton on 15 November 2011 had a slightly less technical flavour than usual...

Russian Renaissance

They know how to celebrate in Russia. The Second Russian Railway Congress may not sound like much of a party but its celebration of...

Considering Loughborough

It was a dark and stormy night. Yes, really, it was, when I first arrived at Loughborough station very late on a Sunday night...

Blackfriars Rail Bridge back in Business

This article is being written on an auspicious day for Network Rail’s project at Blackfriars. Today, 5 December 2011, the new South entrance of...

Better access and better stations for the railways

Over the past few years, the rail industry has seen an increase in station improvement projects across the UK. These include the development of...

Buckshaw Parkway Station becomes the latest addition to the rail network

In the face of continental economic meltdown, two diametrically opposed alternatives present themselves. The first: retrench, cut and struggle on with less. The second:...