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Life is not a rehearsal… but pumping concrete can be!

While crafting an article for Rail Engineer, many of us rely on the old adage ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. In fact it’s not that old apparently – maybe only dating from the early part of the last century. But regardless of where the saying came from and...
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Life is not a rehearsal… but pumping concrete can be!

While crafting an article for Rail Engineer, many of us rely on the old adage ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. In fact it’s not that old apparently – maybe only dating from the early part of the last century. But regardless of where the saying came from and...
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Preparing the way for Bath electrification

To the east of the city of Bath – from the Georgian Sydney Gardens, through Bathampton Junction on to Box Tunnel – the railway has recently undergone a period of intense engineering work in preparation for the electrification of the Great Western main line (GWML) by May 2017. It was...
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New life for old trains

Need a new wardrobe, coffee table or office chair? You’ll probably buy it flat-packed from a certain Swedish retailer and spend an entire Sunday afternoon struggling to assemble it with the tiniest of allen keys. But some are breaking this habit and choosing to ‘upcycle’ tired, second hand furniture instead of...
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New life for old trains

Need a new wardrobe, coffee table or office chair? You’ll probably buy it flat-packed from a certain Swedish retailer and spend an entire Sunday afternoon struggling to assemble it with the tiniest of allen keys. But some are breaking this habit and choosing to ‘upcycle’ tired, second hand furniture instead of...
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Video: Mobile Maintenance Train

Eight Mobile Maintenance Trains (MMT) will be entering service over the next 12 months, based at locations in the East Midlands, on the East Coast Main Line and across the south-east. The trains are intended to reduce the amount of disruptive access needed for routine engineering work whilst improving workforce...
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Video: Birmingham New Street redevelopment

The redeveloped station at Birmingham New Street will be unveiled on 20th September, a notable landmark in a challenging construction programme that got underway five years ago. It’s a long way from the concrete monolith opened by British Rail in March 1967 when electric services to the capital were introduced...
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Video: Birmingham New Street redevelopment

The redeveloped station at Birmingham New Street will be unveiled on 20th September, a notable landmark in a challenging construction programme that got underway five years ago. It’s a long way from the concrete monolith opened by British Rail in March 1967 when electric services to the capital were introduced...
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Train building makes grand return to North East England

Prime Minister David Cameron made a surprise appearance to mark the official opening of Hitachi’s new train manufacturing site in Newton Aycliffe. The £82 million facility is Hitachi’s only European train factory and will support the company’s activities both in the UK and on the continent. The Newton Aycliffe site...
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ERTMS – A reality check

The many articles on ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System), in both this magazine and other publications covering the rail industry, have generally reported that the system with its component parts of ETCS (European Train Control system), GSM-R and the ETML (the still to come traffic management level) will yield...
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Developments in Auckland

The city of Auckland, home to the world’s largest Polynesian population and known to the Maori as Tamaki Makaurau, is the biggest in New Zealand. Currently about the same size as Birmingham in the UK, it has a population of about 1.4 million occupying an urban area of almost 426...
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