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Past Events

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  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 January 2023 17:15 to 19:30
    Aston Court Hotel - Derby
    Felix Schmid explains and illustrates how some of the world’s most challenging mountains (and hills) have been conquered by railway engineers. He presents a combined engineering talk and travelogue.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 December 2022 17:15 to 20:00
    Derby Conference Centre - Derby
    David Powell will give an update on the introduction of the class 777 fleet
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 November 2022 17:15 to 19:30
    Aston Court Hotel - Derby
    Neil Dinmore - Principal Engineer at RSSB - will examine the recent industry approach to managing of cracks on various classes of rolling stock. As we look to the future of Great British Railways, it is vital that we do not lose touch with the past – history has much to teach us. Drawing on 30 years’ experience of dealing with fractures of rail vehicle components, this talk aims to inspire, inform and give an insight to how standardization is a vital part of the way forward.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    12 October 2022 17:15 to 19:30
    Aston Court Hotel - Derby
    Noel Travers, the new RD Chairman will present his address "'Not a very good engineer' the fallacy and effect of this mindset" Noel will discuss diversity within the engineering environment, highlighting the benefits of a diverse workforce, and considers how this may be improved. He will also cover why it is critical to retain talent in engineering.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 September 2022 17:15 to 19:30
    Aston Court Hotel - Derby
    HybridFLEX is the hybrid conversion concept initially started in 2018 to re-engineer a diesel multiple unit with a diesel-battery hybrid powerpack to deliver quieter, more fuel efficient and zero-emission train operations. Max Ordish, Re-leasing Manager, Porterbook and Ian Hyde, Engineering & Safety Manager, Chiltern Railways will jointly be explaining how they have successfully delivered a battery-diesel hybrid train
    Industry: Railway
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