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New alliance of Unipart Rail and McCulloch Rail to cover a worldwide market

Unipart Rail and McCulloch Rail have formed an alliance bring a range of innovative railway component handling and movement equipment to a worldwide audience, enabling rail track maintenance and construction projects to be completed in less time with reduced operational costs.

McCulloch Rail specialises in rail handling and rail logistics. The company has many years’ experience in the development and manufacture of innovative technologies and solutions that eliminate manual handling and improve the accuracy and efficiency of installations.

At the core of the capability is a range of machines, developed by McCulloch Rail and manufactured by Unipart Rail, which can be adapted to suit the particular requirements of the site and the project.

McCulloch Rail TRT, manufactured by Unipart Rail at Crewe.

McCulloch Rail and Unipart Rail have joined forces to provide a full package of solutions including consultancy services, site visit assessments to establish how project efficiencies can be achieved, finance options to suit the customer and project, and spares and maintenance programmes to reduce the overall cost of ownership and reduce operational risks.

Combining McCulloch Rail’s technical expertise with Unipart Rail’s site support network and extensive industry knowledge will provide a wide range of solutions for the installation, movement and removal of sleepers and rail on a worldwide basis.

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com
SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST. A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series. Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.


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