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Signalling for the future – Network Rail framework agreement

NETWORK RAIL ANNOUNCES £1.5 BILLION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS. That was the title of a press release received in the Ashby offices of the rail engineer...

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...

Bombardier recruiting!

We’ve all seen the headlines about Bombardier’s factory in Derby. They all reported on the recent loss of the Thameslink contract, job losses, and...

Skipton Expansion

Here at the rail engineer, we like to report on the major infrastructure projects on Britain’s railways - the grand schemes, multi-million pound undertakings...

On the edge

When travelling on the train, staring blankly out of the window, whether in rolling countryside or in towns, there is one thing that you...

Stand and Deliver

Metal theft is a major problem on today’s railways. Stuart Marsh has looked at the subject as a whole elsewhere in this issue, but...

Ethernet on trains

Ethernet has been proven in many industries to be a very effective technology for providing data communications backbones. Ethernet switches featuring a range of networking...

Cable theft: The continuing menace

Cable Theft. Like the proverbial bad penny, it’s a subject that keeps cropping up, although the monetary value concerned is somewhat higher. The continuing...

A hidden gem

When the rail engineer reports on a significant project, it is usual for the precise location to be given. Then readers who know the...

Success in the South

The Kent Coast electrification of the late 1950s was all about eliminating steam traction and only partial modernisation of signalling on the North Kent...

Oresome tunnel works

Coal miners are back in the Southeast of England. Twenty three years after the closure of the Betteshanger, the last pit in the Kent...

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...

Signalling the Link

Saturday 12th November 2011 saw the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, Minor Railways Section (MRS) hold their biennial technical seminar at Kidderminster Railway Museum,...

STAMP and other acronyms

Network Rail held a Signalling Suppliers’ Technical Conference in the Royal York Hotel on the 16 November 2011. This was one of a series of...

Cyber Threat

It is unusual for an article in the rail engineer not to contain a rail-related engineering story. Yet this subject needs to be heeded by...

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...