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Wheel counting in Vienna

Railway track experiences all the climatic extremes the planet can throw at it. It is also subject to heavy loads, vibration, pollution and electromagnetic...

Intelligent design

Necessity is the mother of all invention, says the old proverb. It’s also been said that the basis of invention is science. We could include talent,...

Safeguarding IEP depots

The first three of the new Class 800/801 trains, being built by Hitachi for the IEP (Intercity Express Programme), have arrived in the country....

Mobile Maintenance Train – New fleet expands!

Is it human nature that most people don’t believe in something until it’s actually happened? Here at Rail Engineer, we’re not known for being...

Something to BRAGG about

In 1915, Sir William Lawrence Bragg and his father, Sir William Henry Bragg, were joint winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics: "For their...

Video: IMechE Railway Challenge 2015

Transport for London won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ annual Railway Challenge on 28 June 2015, the first team to retain the trophy. The competition...

Thameslink testing and stabling

The Thameslink programme is going well. A complex project to upgrade the existing route through the centre of London while also adding new London...

Middle East Renaissance

The Middle East has had a railway network for over a century, although development was slow. The Hejaz Railway from Damascus to Medina opened...

Batteries included

Electric multiple unit number 379 013 looks perfectly normal. It may be a tad cleaner than a few around the network and the interior...

The cost of failure

As you may have noticed, The Rail Engineer likes to feature upbeat articles that focus on rail engineering successes and the deployment of clever...

Class 350s to Scotland

With the delivery of the last Class 350/3 EMU to London Midland in August, last month’s The Rail Engineer focused on the 77-strong Class...

IEP in the sunshine

It is a bright and breezy day in southwest Japan. A group of people, some wearing overalls and some in suits, have gathered before...

New trains for Thameslink and Gatwick Express

Bombardier is now well into the delivery phase of its order for 29 four-car Electrostar trains for the new Govia Thameslink franchise. Around half of...

A look inside Eurostar’s new high-speed train

Eurostar chief executive Nicolas Petrovic has unveiled the operator's new high-speed train, the e320. Four years since the original order for 10 trains was placed...

Stepping up to the challenge

In any maintenance environment, the issues of access can prove problematic. However, engineers love a challenge so these difficulties are not insurmountable. Essex-based access specialist...

A tale of two Desiros

Two recent train launches represented both the end of one era and the start of another. Siemens Desiro trains have been running in the UK...