Past Events

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  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 October 2018 17:15 to 19:30
    Derby Roundhouse - Derby
    A recent comprehensive programme of track testing has determined the benefits that could be achieved by: Variable-rate sanding (i.e. higher sand flow rates at higher speeds), and  Distributed sanding (i.e. multiple sanders distributed along the train). The presentation will describe the testing programme and some of the issues that had to be overcome in order to realise its objectives
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 September 2018 17:15 to 19:30
    Derby Roundhouse - Derby
    Hydrogen powered trains are increasingly topical but are they the answer to the Government’s call to remove diesels from the tracks by 2040?
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 April 2018 17:15 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    Porterbrook and Wabtec will present on the Class 769 Flex 'tri-mode' train. The Class 769 Flex is a planned type of bi-mode multiple unit (BMU) The train is a conversion of the existing Class 319 electric multiple unit (EMU) through the addition of a pair of MAN diesel engines to drive ABB alternators for the existing electric traction systems.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    14 March 2018 16:30 to 19:30
    Carriage Shop - Derby - Derby
    In our first joint venture with the Young Rail Professionals, Pauley Interactive will present on the wide range of applications for virtual reality in the railway industry. Two headsets will be used for demonstrations, so one user will put on the headset and interact, others can watch what is being seen on a screen.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    14 February 2018 17:15 to 20:00
    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. The winner was David Westcough of SNC Lavalin, who spoke about The Railway Challenge 2017 Congratulations to David who will now go through to the final at IMechE HQ, Birdcage Walk London in May
    Industry: Railway
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