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  • Railways of Namibia: A Comparison with Network Rail - Lancaster, Barrow and Carlisle Section Meeting
  • Phil Benzie
  • Railways of Namibia: A Comparison with Network Rail - Phil Kirkland, PWI Vice President, North of England

    N.B. Change of date.

    Meeting in-person from 16:00 for a 16:30 start

    Synopsis: In the first part of this presentation Phil Kirkland will look at the PWI as a professional body and outline its structure and function, together with the individuals involved. He will also look at what it can offer the railway engineering community.

    The second part of the presentation will look at the railways in Namibia, comparing and contrasting the activities and standards in operation with those of Network Rail - with a particular focus on safety. TransNamib operates a route network of 2,883 km in South West Africa at the track gauge of 3 feet 6 inches (1,067 mm), which has recently been augmented through the construction of the Northern Extension. While the focus is primarily on freight services, passenger services are also operated, including the luxury train services 'Desert Express' and 'Rovos Rail'.

  • 18/01/2022 16:00
  • 18/01/2022 18:00
  • Network Rail, Upperby Yard, Tyne Street, Carlisle CA1 2NP
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