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Royal Rebuild

You have probably all seen the new Network Rail poster “Next Stop: Year 2186”. The first time I saw it, I was on my...

Deutsche Bahn seeks ICE approval

Deutsche Bahn has submitted an application for fundamental approval of its ICE trains for the Channel Tunnel to the responsible safety authority, the Intergovernmental...

Eurocodes Decoded

Swapping commas for decimal places, executing a structure rather than building it, and different concrete strengths for cylinders over cubes are just some of...

Getting in the swing

Huge skies. That’s what you get on the Norfolk Broads. Huge skies and flat landscapes. Not, perhaps, as flat as the Cambridgeshire Fens which...

Edinburgh Waverley’s new roof installed

Let there be light Two ridges create Edinburgh’s spectacular topography. On the glacial tail from an extinct volcano are the castle and high medieval buildings....

Green project to provide power for part of Belgium’s rail network

Work has been completed on a green project to provide power for part of Belgium’s rail network. The scheme has involved the installation of...

The Welsh Highland Railway takes the high road

When the rail engineer last reported on the Welsh Highland Railway in August 2008, the line was still in the final stages of construction...

Accessing the inaccessible

In May 2010, surveying specialist Severn Partnership was approached to provide a proposal for track movement monitoring during piling works for a new footbridge...