Stuart Marsh

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 cynical of new technology but when we were invited to view Network Rail’s new Mobile Maintenance Train (MMT), it prompted some discussions about the need for...

Easing the flow

It’s not often that we have the pleasure of reporting on the new construction of a main line railway in England. But, in the heart of the country, a 4km stretch of brand new double track electrified railway is taking shape. Not heard of it? Well, to many of us...

Solving a Thorney Problem

On the face of it, it seemed like a pretty brave thing to do – to launch a massive 60-metre span temporary bridge into free space above two wrought iron ...
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A view from a bridge

It seems incredible – to be able to disconnect a section of double track main line, lift it, turn it through 90 degree and then return it to its ...
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Written-off!

The evening of 28 June was one of particularly heavy and prolonged downpours across Scotland and Northern England. Widespread travel chaos ensued, with the WCML blocked by flooding and landslides in Cumbria and the ECML blocked by two landslips in Northumberland. Scottish boulders Across western Scotland, torrential rain was falling on already saturated ground and [...]

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