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First light: The Riding Sunbeams trial of solar-powered electric traction

How many times have we looked at clever innovation and wondered why on earth no one thought of doing it before? Often the...

All Change and Mind the Gaps

Chairman’s address to the IMechE Railway Division 2019Graham Neil, chairman, IMechE Railway Division.Graham...

Scherbinka’s big show

The biennial international fair of Russian-gauge railway equipment that is PRO//Motion.EXPO took place over four days at the end of August. This...

Levenmouth re-opening taken forward

On 8 August the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Michael Matheson, announced the go-ahead for detailed design work to support the proposed reopening of the...
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A future role for Bennerley Viaduct

A proposal to install a public access route across Bennerley Viaduct in the East Midlands is currently being considered by planning authorities.

Rail Sector Deal – One Railway: Digitally Connecting the Nation

When the government and the rail industry recently agreed a new Rail Sector Deal, intended to deliver more for passengers, create jobs...

Jacobs and AECOM to work on Transport Scotland’s Strategic Transport Projects Review

Transport Scotland, the national transport agency for Scotland, has announced that Jacobs and AECOM have been contracted to lead its second Strategic Transport Projects...

IMechE Technical Tour: Railways and Mountains – What’s Not to Like?

Around thirty engineers participated in the IMechE Railway Division’s recent Technical Tour (the tour) to northern Italy and southeastern Switzerland. The participants included experts...