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Murphy innovation improves production rates

Written by J. Murphy & Sons Limited  Innovative construction techniques used by J. Murphy & Sons Limited on a tunnel brickwork repair project for Network...

Cummersdale Makeover

George Stephenson, Engineer for the Maryport and Carlisle Railway, reported that the cost of construction would be low as the level nature of the...

Strengthening masonry arches

For nearly fifteen years, the arch strengthening design and build service known as Archtec has been successfully used by many bridge owners to help...

Draining Dove Holes

The railways have a knack with names. Generally they are eminently descriptive, evoking in a word or short phrase the very nature of the...

Bridge over the River Awbeg

Underbridge 313 was a two span steel bridge located on the main Dublin-Cork railway line. The bridge is situated in a Special Area of...

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...

Reconnecting Royston

The Hertfordshire town of Royston has become increasingly divided by the Hitchin-Cambridge railway line that runs through its centre as the town expanded each...

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...

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...

Clever Karlsruhe – tram tracks using synthetic fibre concrete

For several years, the mass rapid transit (MRT) system in the German city of Karlsruhe and its surrounding region has been the subject of...

Screw pile solution

Any railway lineside structure, and any other building for that matter, is only as good as its foundations. Because they can’t be seen, buried as...

Bishops Grange underbridge reconstruction

At the rail engineer we like to celebrate success. So we are pleased to report on the Bishop’s Grange underbridge reconstruction, winner of Civil...

Crossrail’s Royal Oak Portal

There are always developments going on beside the railway. Many go un-noticed. If you travel by train from South Wales into Paddington, there’s always...

Drainage development

It has long been recognised that the provision of drainage in permanent way work is a vital factor in ensuring the effectiveness and long-life...

Porthmadog bypass & its four rail lines

The Welsh Government placed a £35 million contract in December 2009 for the construction of 5.3km of new road taking the A487 around the...