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Out of reach

You’ve got to start somewhere. Such were the timescales involved in delivering it, there was a clear logic behind engineer James Mathias’...

Even a quiet Christmas is a busy time

Christmas is a special time of year. To religious Christians, it’s a time for celebration and worship. To others, it’s a time...

A Great (Western) Christmas

One of the many projects that took place over the Christmas period involved the Great Western main line between London and Slough....

Finishing off the fourth track between Bedford and Kettering

Apart from the electrification of the section of route from London St. Pancras to Bedford in the late 1970s, the Midland main...

Christmas at Werrington

Over Christmas, part of the East Coast main line moved 20 metres westwards as enabling works for the £200 million Werrington Grade...

Electric Trains Arrive in Wales, though not for the first time

Following energisation of the overhead line equipment between St Brides, Newport, and west of Cardiff Central, the first GWR electric train arrived...

Cornwall’s Capacity Triumph

Back in January 2018 (issue 159), Rail Engineer reported on a plan to increase the capacity of rail operations in Cornwall by...

Dawlish Sea Wall – the start of a 100-year plan

Over the last few years, Rail Engineer has written a number of articles about the Dawlish sea wall. There have been many pictures...

BIM on the Northern Line extension

London Underground’s Northern line extension, which is being built from Kennington to Battersea with a new intermediate station at Nine Elms, uses Building Information...

Finishing the job – redoubling Aberdeen to Inverurie

Last year, the Aberdeen to Inverness Improvement Project (A2I) redoubled 8.5km of track between Aberdeen and Dyce as reported in issue 168 (October 2018)....

Barnard’s Lock Underbridge

A Spongy and Successful Lift Barnard’s Lock is a rail underbridge structure spanning the river Kennet, located 3.7km west...

Felixstowe Branch Line capacity enhancement goes live

Funded by the Strategic Freight Network, with a contribution from Hutchinson Ports UK (HP-UK), a £60.4 million investment to create a new 1.4km loop...

Work starts on Horden station, County Durham

Construction of a new station at Horden, near Peterlee, County Durham, has commenced and should be complete by Spring 2020.

Whiteball Tunnel

Now fit for purpose in the 22nd century Railway passengers planning journeys earlier this year to and from the...

Northumberland line could reopen for passengers in 2022

Photo: SENRUG charter 2008 at Ashington. (David Naden)  Northumberland County Council’s plans to reopen the line from...

“Radical yet respectful” proposals for Birmingham Moor Street station revealed

Proposals for a “radical yet respectful” transformation to Birmingham Moor Street station have been released. The existing station building, which...