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Section Details

Chair: Paul Richards

Vice Chair: Andy Packham

Secretary: John Garlick,, mobile:07532071727


Meeting Venues

Aston Court Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SL at 17.30, light refreshments from 17:00. Please note earlier start time!                    

Jury's Inn Hotel, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3BJ at 18.30, light refreshments from 18:00.

Please follow link to events calendar for details of section meetings

Please click on the link to download the January 2020 newsletter


Section Programme

Wednesday 25th September 2019 - Aston Court, Derby

Pantograph/Catenary Action (Dr Nikolaos Baimpas, Atkins)

Tuesday 8th October 2019 - The Roundhouse, Derby

Midland Mainline Upgrade - Joint meeting with IMechE (Dan Robson, East Midland Trains)

Tuesday 19th November 2019 - Jury's Inn, Nottingham

Track/Bridge Interaction (Dr David Rhodes, DR Squared Ltd)

Tuesday 14th January 2020 - Aston Court, Derby

Omnisurveyor/Plain Line Pattern Recognition (Steve Tait & Bryce Lane, Omnicom Balfour Beatty)

Wednesday 12th February 2020 - Jury's Inn, Nottingham

Mind the Gap - Managing 'The Platform Train Interface' (Professor Bridget Eickoff, University of Birmingham & RSSB)

Wednesday 18th March 2020 - Aston Court, Derby

The History of CWR & Hot Weather Management (Andy Franklin, Principle Project Engineer Lineside & Track, Network Rail)

Thursday 23rd April 2020 - Aston Court, Derby

Derailment Investigation (Dr Mark Burstow, Principle Vehicle Track Dynamics Engineer, Network Rail) & Section AGM

Thursday 21st May 2020 - Aston Court, Derby

Cost effective electrification mast foundation design (Professor William Powrie, Faculty of Engineering & Environment, University of Southampton)