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Past Events

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  • Event Type: Competition event
    12 March 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Each year the Railway Division holds a competition for the best technical presentations by Engineers in the early stages of their careers, with a first prize of £1000. Regional heats are followed by a final held in London. The North Western Centre AGM takes place on the same evening and offers of assistance for the committee are welcome.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    12 February 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    The presentation will give a brief overview of the IEP Project and then spend time on a number of the specific technical areas; these will include the EMC compatibility issues experienced on GWML & ECML, introduction of bi-mode passenger trains to the UK network and the development of Automatic Power Changeover as part of bi-mode operation. All have required significant cross-industry cooperation and have provided useful lessons to the parties involved for future development of novel systems.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 January 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    In 2014 Andy Martlew introduced us to the innovative Class 68 Eurolight diesel locomotives supplied to Direct Rail Services (DRS) by Vossloh España (now Stadler Rail) from 2014 on. Following on the from the success of the Class 68s, DRS went on to procure the Class 88 Eurodual, developed from the 68 and capable of operating either from the overhead line or from the onboard diesel engine. Andy will describe the development of the Eurodual and its introduction into service.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    11 December 2018 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Transpennine Express is delivering state of the art trains under the “Nova” banner to their customers in the North of England and Scotland. The Nova family includes five car bi-mode trains from Hitachi, five car electric trains from CAF and, for those who thought that loco hauled trains were no more, new carriages from CAF to be hauled by Class 68 locomotives. Sami Gebachi will introduce us to the new fleet and discuss some of the technical challenges associated with their introduction.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    13 November 2018 18:30 to 20:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester
    Gareth Tucker will give an overview of the cutting-edge research and test equipment installed in the Institute of Railway Research’s new £4.5M laboratory facility at the University of Huddersfield. The laboratory will significantly boost fundamental research, advancing the science of wheel-rail interaction vehicle dynamics, materials technology and emerging research areas such as remote condition monitoring systems (RCM) and Big Data analytics as part of the developing digital railway.
    Industry: Railway
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