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 Future of Rail Young Members’ presentation competition evening.

The emphasis is of course on railways and summary of our forthcoming programme for 2019/20 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 for this session with the Permanent Way Institution.

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 2019/20 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
    11 September 2019 17:15 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    The Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF has built trains for Ireland in the past and has just introduced its first in UK More details to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 October 2019 17:15 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    In a joint meeting with the PWI Dan Robson will talk to us about the Midland Mainline Infrastructure Upgrades Programme More details to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    04 November 2019 17:15 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    The new RD chairman will present his address about the current challenges facing the railway
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 December 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Derby Conference Centre - Derby
    In joint meeting with DRES, Magnus Conn will present his paper related to the new CAF sleeping cars on the route! More details to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 January 2020 17:15 to 19:00
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    A talk about ‘Applying Common Safety Methods to Railway Projects’
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    12 February 2020 17:15 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    Our Future of Rail presentation competition gives three budding engineers the opportunity to recount their involvement in various projects – this is always an interesting night which we should fully support to encourage the next generation.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 March 2020 17:15 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    A talk about ‘ Delivering ETCS: deploying Digital Signalling technologies in the UK’ More details to follow
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 April 2020 17:15 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    Dave Horton will present 'Vivarail: designing and building emission-free trains for the UK’ More details to follow
    Industry: Railway
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