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AVENTICS launches new pneumatic air dryer with eight-year maintenance interval

AVENTICS™, one of the world’s leading product brands for pneumatic components and systems, has now launched its new range of RDD Air Dryers that only require service intervals after eight years or 25,000 operating hours.RDD air dryers contain a...

Why rail electrification is key to keeping the UK’s climate progress on track

Last year the UK was the first major economy to legally commit to becoming ‘carbon-neutral’ by 2050. The Department for Transport’s (DfT) vision is to remove diesel-only traction from our railways by 2040.How can we speed up rail electrification...

1,200 sleepers to be replaced on Tay Bridge

More than 1,200 sleepers are being replaced on the Tay Bridge, the longest railway structure in Scotland.One in three sleepers, including base plates and Pandrol clips, are being replaced and the ballast below them renewed and re-packed. This will...

Barmouth viaduct to receive biggest restoration in its history

Network Rail is about to commence a £25 million upgrade of Barmouth viaduct to protect it for local people and visitors in the future.A large number of the timber and metal elements of the Grade II* listed viaduct need...

Vossloh sells German locomotives business to China’s CRRC

German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world's largest train manufacturer, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC).The purchase was made by CRRC ZELC (CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co) on 31 May...

The Kilsby Genie

Writer - Grahame Taylor - Rail Engineer MagazineHere at Rail Engineer magazine, we seem to have a thing about tunnels - especially tunnels with blocked drains. Back in 2012, we scrambled through Dove Holes in Derbyshire. For a Christmas...

Rhomberg Sersa’s Swiss Army Knife

Writer: Grahame Taylor - Rail Engineer MagazineCatching up with Europe’s materials handlingWhen someone who has had over forty years in the railway industry says that a machine is probably one of the most versatile railway materials handlers available, it...

Getting rail drainage back on track

What if there was a tried and tested solution to speed up trackside drainage times by a factor of 10, simultaneously reducing installation costs and improving site safety by halving the depth of trenches and the amount of crushed...

Parisian politics divide deal for British Steel

Guest Writer: Daniel Pyke - Rail expert and railway technical marketing professionalEarly March was a turbulent time for the UK, with the unfolding virus situation spreading ever closer and rumours about lockdown timing were abound. However, this was not...

Reducing the costs of electrification

Guest writer: Justin Moss - Strategic Development Manager at Siemens Mobility.In March 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) published its ‘Decarbonising Transport’ paper, outlining the role the transport sector has to play in achieving the government’s target of net...

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