Everything you want to know about being a member
How to join
The PWI has three levels of membership
Student/Apprentice, Member and Fellow. Student/Apprentice and Member levels are open to everybody and you can join at these levels on-line. We welcome applications from the UK and overseas.
PWI Fellowship will raise your professional standing within the industry, increase recognition of your expertise and enhance your professional networks.
- the applicant must hold or have held a senior position in the railway industry
Applicants should be able to demonstrate
- that they carry responsibilities appropriate to the grade of Fellow
- their application of underpinning engineering knowledge in making decisions
- the breadth of their experience, technically and managerially, appropriate to the grade of Fellow
Our quarterly journal is available for download by members
The journal is produced quarterly in January, April, July and October. It contains a variety of articles ranging from the technical to projects to general interest. The journal is available for purchase from the shop for non-members or for download by members.
Presentations from PWI seminars are available in the on-line shop
PWI London Half Day Seminar, Practical Surveying & Gauging
- Survey for track alignment
- Setting Out
- Use of survey data in tamping
- NR Structure gauging train, Predictive & probabilistic techniques in celearance assessments
PWI North West Technical Seminar; S&C Componentry, Manufacture & Installation
- New & existing specifications & components
- The manufacturing process
- Analysis & modelling explained
- S&C installation with the use of BIM & time lapse videos
Books on track engineering and general rail interest
The PWI Textbooks
We have a comprehensive range of text books available on various aspects of Track Engineering including
- Switch & crossing design
- Switch & crossing maintenance
- Track Terminology
- Design and maintenance of Light Railways
Text books are available to everybody. If you are a member of the PWI you will receive a discounted price.
Volume 1 - Design Part 2 - Switch & Crossings
This text book provides guidelines on good practice in the design of switches & crossings in flat bottom rail. There is data for all of the British Rail and Network Rail standard designs.
Volume 9 - Track Terminology
This book contains a comprehensive description of trackwork features with many commonly used track terms in various languages.