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Building Bogies

Last month, the rail engineer visited Graz, the historic capital of Styria and Austria’s second city, for the launch of the new SF7000 bogie...

Transforming Trojans

When the Corus steelworks at Port Talbot needed new, more powerful industrial locomotives for its internal rail system, it turned to Corus Northern Engineering...

Shunter Safety: The industry’s hidden concern

Written by Christian Fletcher, Technical Director, Zonegreen There is no doubt that the rail industry is a potentially dangerous place to work. After all, there are...

A rich heritage

Mention Crewe Works to an old railway anorak and it takes them back to the days of steam. To the locomotives that were built...

Fuel for thought

Fuel use is ever topical. Fuel economy is perhaps less so. Our Leaders’ advice, in the face of the hint of industrial action by...

Bogies for Thameslink

The order for new trains for Thameslink has been controversial since it was first announced back on 16 June 2011. Siemens became the preferred...

Gröna Tåget (The Green Train)

The Swedes are very good at collaboration. So it should be no surprise that a project to develop a new concept of train that...

Double Innovation in Electrification

On 22 October 2011 Balfour Beatty Rail, working alongside Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Traction Group, installed the Paisley Gilmour Street Track Side Cabin as...

Winter wonderplant

Despite an unseasonably warm October, cold weather is on its way. And if the past two years are anything to go by, the UK...

Clever thinking at Hydrex

In a world where service delivery, trust and safe practice define success, the demands placed on rail plant hire companies have always been challenging. Add...

More ballast bashing with Matisa

Matisa, the Swiss manufacturer of track maintenance machines that was established in 1945, has supplied equipment all over the world. The company has been active...

Network Rail’s National Plant & Equipment Show at Westwood Heath

Showstoppers! Westwood Heath, on the outskirts of Coventry, was the setting for Network Rail’s recent National Plant & Equipment Show. Around 100 suppliers were invited...

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...