The Anonymous Widower

Railway Depots Are Boring Places

If you thought the title to this post was correct, then read this article in Rail Engineer, which is entitled In case you missed it – Cutting-edge equipment for tomorrow’s depots.

It’s about an innovative company in Sheffield called Mechan, who make specialist mechanical handling equipment for railway depots.

They are not a large company, but their orders include.

  • Two large train traversers for Hitachi’s new factory at Newton Aycliffe, that is building the Class 800 trains.
  • A mllion pound order for Crossrail’s Old Oak Common Depot.
  • A 130-tonne traverser for Bombardier’s Ilford Depot.

Their website also details orders for Alstom, Port of Felixstowe, MTR and Siemens.

A lot of people think heavy engineering is boring. It isn’t, it’s just that the scale is bigger, but the problems remain the same.


December 30, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | ,

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