Welcome to the Midlands Centre of the Railway Division 

The 2020-21 session has suffered as a result on the Corona Virus pandemic and events will be only presented on line until the end of 2020 when it is anticipated that the lockdown restrictions will be sufficiently eased to allow social gatherings.  Details of the on line events and how to access them will be available on the website in due course

We put on a wide ranging and interesting annual programme including a regular Future of Rail Presentation Competition evening. The emphasis is of course on railways and summary of our forthcoming programme for 2020/21 can be viewed via the link on the left.

We generally hold one joint meetings with the Derby Railway Engineering Society, a long established professional society for local railway engineers, and also 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 on line events will commence at 17.45

Once the restrictions are eased our regular venue for 2020/21 will be

The Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
Derby DE24 8JE
(Road access at the end of Roundhouse Road)

And we will also hold the joint DRES 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: Seminar
    14 April 2021 17:15 to 19:30
    A small seminar about 'Developments & opportunities in traction technology - decarbonisation and air quality' with a number of short papers and a Panel Q&A session The Centre AGM will precede the talks Please note that this will be an online event using Zoom via the following link https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvceGpqjotG9Xlh69X4bJz4UbLz8GHFCmF
    Industry: Railway
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