Remember me | Forgotten password?

Section Details

Chair: Russell Kimber

Secretary: Mark Taylor, mob: 07710 959630, e-mail:


Meeting Venue

Upstairs Function Room, The Scots Guards Club, 2 Clifton Terrace, Opposite Haymarket Station, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR at 18.00.

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings


Section Programme

Thursday 14 January 2021 - Online Meeting

Online Section Quiz & AGM

Wednesday 3 February 2021 - Online Meeting

Whitecross Infrastructure storm recovery: Edinburgh to Glasgow Main Line - Martin Batty, Senior Project Engineer and Steven Bruce, Systems Engineer, Network Rail

Wednesday 3 March 2021 - Online Meeting

Mind the Gap, gauging improvements - Rob Lacey, Principal Engineer [Track & Lineside], Network Rail

Wednesday 7 April 2021 - Online Meeting 

Track Design: The Basics - Tom Wilson, Technical Discipline Leader [Track] WSP and PWI Vice President, Scotland

Wednesday 5 May 2021 - Online Meeting

Scottish Sections PWI Presidential Address and Industry Competencies Recognition - John Edgley, President, PWI and SWIX Predictive Maintenance at Switches and Crossings - Paul Finney, Director, SWIX

POSTPONED - new date TBA - PWI Social Event at County Hotel, 9 Botchergate, Carlisle

Annual Intersection Quiz - Teams will be taking part from Cheshire & North Wales, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lancaster Barrow & Carlisle, Manchester & Liverpool and North East sections. Date dependent on COVID restrictions being relaxed.

Wednesday 1 September 2021 - Online Meeting

The Track Materials Supply Chain - Peter Heubeck, Consultant

Thursday 7 October 2021 - Scots Guards Club, Edinburgh

Needlefield Yard Connecting Line -Development and Delivery - Blair Cockburn, Network Rail Works Delivery

Thursday 4 November 2021 - Online Meeting

Bristol remodelling project - Molly Evans, DPE and Benjamin Zuliani, PE Track, Network Rail

N.B. Now online, change of paper and speakers 

Friday 3 December 2021 - Technical Social Visit

South Queensferry visit (including the Ferry Brewery) from 14:00

N.B. Places very limited for brewery element - Contact section secretary for availability. 

CANCELLED Thursday 20 January 2022 - Scots Guards Club, Edinburgh

Technical Quiz

Due to continuing COVID restrictions this meeting has now been cancelled

Thursday 3 February 2022 - Scots Guards Club, Edinburgh

Railway engineering higher education: a blend of practical and online learning - Dr Mark D Taylor, Edinburgh Napier University & Section AGM

Thursday 3 March 2022 - Scots Guards Club, Edinburgh

Advanced Surveying/Installation developments - Paul Coyne, SPE Rail Systems Alliance, Scotland

Thursday 7 April 2022 - Scots Guards Club, Edinburgh

Details TBC

Thursday 21 April 2022 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

PWI Scotland Technical Seminar - Electrification: delivering the business case. Booking now open!

Thursday 5 May 2022 - Scots Guards Club, Edinburgh

Details TBC