Welcome to the Midlands Centre of the Railway Division

Based in Derby, we have within our catchment area possibly the largest number of railway engineers of any of the centres. 

 

We put on a wide ranging and interesting annual programme including a regular Young Members’ presentation evening and a 2-yearly Colloquium, which took place earlier this year 2015.

The emphasis is of course on railways and summary of our forthcoming programme for 2015/16 can be viewed via the link on the left.

We sometimes hold joint meetings with the Derby Railway Engineering Society, a long established professional society for local railway engineers, and more recently with the Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum’s iRail events.

We have also sought to improve our links with the other engineering institutions to increase the breadth of issues we cover, incorporating the mechanical with the electrical and the civil aspects of an integrated railway system. We hope that these links will continue to bolster our programme and will support our members’ professional development.

Our meetings usually commence at 17.15 for 17.45 and are preceded by tea, coffee and light refreshments. The meetings are free of charge and open to members and non-members.

Our regular venue for 2015/16 will once again be

The Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
Derby DE24 8JE

(Road access at the end of Roundhouse Road)

And we will also hold the occasional meeting at:

The Derby Conference Centre
(formerly the BR School of Transport)
London Road
Derby, DE24 8UX

Formal posters advertising forthcoming meetings are circulated to the majority of railway-associated companies and individuals within the area prior to the date giving a summary of the lecture and the specific location. Details will also appear on the IMechE website.

If you (or your company) would like to be added to this circulation list please get in touch with our secretary on rdmidlands@imeche.org
 
 

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 September 2016 17:15 to 19:30
    Derby Roundhouse - Derby
    Beverley Norris from SNC Lavalin will talk about Human Factors in the railway industry.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    09 November 2016 17:15 to 19:30
    Derby Roundhouse - Derby
    TBC
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    14 December 2016 17:45 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    A light-hearted quiz night centred around but not exclusively about railways Entry fee £2.00 per person, pay bar and a free buffet
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    11 January 2017 17:15 to 19:30
    Derby Roundhouse - Derby
    A number of speakers from Birmingham. Nottingham and Sheffield Universities will give us their insights into the way the universities can contribute to the railway industry
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    08 February 2017 17:15 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    Each year, the IMechE Railway Division holds a competition of technical presentations to give Young Members the chance to win £1000 TBC
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    08 March 2017 17:15 to 19:30
    Derby Roundhouse - Derby
    A talk about the interfaces required to run tram trains on the network Details to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    12 April 2017 17:15 to 19:30
    Derby Roundhouse - Derby
    New trains for SA - details to follow
    Industry: Railway
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