Railway Division North Eastern Centre

The Railway Division North Eastern Centre’s aim is to provide a relaxed informative forum which enables people to keep abreast of developments within the Rail Industry, expand their network of contacts and explore new interests.

To achieve this, the Railway Division North Eastern Centre organises a varied range of events including presentations, papers, lectures and discussion forums. Our events include a wide variety of topics including local, national and international developments. These events are always of interest and where possible hot off the press and topical.

Our events are open to all – not just people in the Railway Industry.

Highlights of last season's programme were papers on 'Hydrogen powered Trains';'Operation and Maintenance of LNER's new Azuma fleet'together with 'Academic support for the Railway Industry'-the latter at Huddersfield Universtiy .


Normally our events rotate around the four cities of York, Doncaster, Leeds and Newcastle. This is to try and give as many people as possible the opportunity to attend.

However, as a result of the pandemic, the rest of our 2020-21 evening presentation will be virtual.


In 2021 our meetings will start at 18:30.


The North Eastern Centre committee consists of a mixture of working and retired people from different areas across the Rail Industry. We all have one common passion – to share and drive the engineering developments within the Railway Industry.


Come along to one of our events listed below.

If you would like any further information or would like to make a suggestion for a future events then please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or phone. Click here for contact details.

Please also get in touch if you would like to be added to our email list to receive information on up and coming events.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events in the near future.

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    10 November 2021 18:30 to 20:00
    Nick Lamb, Fleet Support Engineer, East Midlands Railway and Ian Williams, Project Manager, Porterbrook, will describe the project to reduce exhaust emissions, including carbon, of a mid-life DMU using the Eminox exhaust ‘after-treatment’ system.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 December 2021 18:30 to 20:00
    The usual mix of enjoyable railway-related films, chosen by Richard Gibbon and Derek Rayner.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    18 January 2022 17:45 to 20:00
    Graham Taylor, UK Programmes Executive Advisor, CAF, will talk us through the triumphs, trials and tribulations of the replacement fleet of the BR MkIII sleepers and the new additions to the TPE fleet.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition event
    17 February 2022 17:45 to 20:00
    Young members compete for cash prizes and the winner goes forward to HQ to participate against winners from other centres for a £1000 award.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 March 2022 17:45 to 20:00
    Technical Lecture reviewing the use of Robotics to enhance Rail industry practices.
    Industry: Railway
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