Last Friday NSAR hosted its Annual General Meeting & Skills Symposium at the TFL Offices in Stratford, London. Chaired by Mike Brown (TFL Commissioner and Chair of NSAR ) NSAR Members participated in the election of board directors and more.
The event was followed by our annual Skills Symposium with our special guest speaker - Brian McBride (Chairman of Trainline PLC, previously Chairman of ASOS and Managing Director of Amazon) who delivered a presentation entitled "Evolve or Die". Brian talked about the need for rail leaders to prepare for a future that embraces all things digital.
In addition, Guy Wilmshurst-Smith (Network Rail Head of Professional Development & Training) spoke about leadership and the future of training, whilst City & Guilds Managing Director of Technical Training Martin Hottass (City & Guilds Managing Director of Technical Training) shared his perspective on the future of training and the impact of digital.
With thanks to Intertrain (A subsidiary of City & Guilds) for sponsoring the event, and TFL for allowing us to host at their premises in what proved to be an extremely thought-provoking and insightful event.
Not long left for these two ECML legends...
Class 91 No. 91118 passes Class 43 No. 43307 at Peterborough.
The ECML will certainly never be the same without these two, I’m just relieved that CrossCountry, ScotRail & GWR (And of course Network Rail with the NMT) will still use HSTs for the foreseeable future, whereas the 91s are beginning to look horribly like they’ll become another electric loco that Britain will waste by exporting them, just like the 87s (And to a degree the 86s). I know that is infinitely better than scrapping them, but I feel as if almost every TOC in Britain has decided to purchase new stock rather than wait for perfectly good, slightly older stock to become available. Hopefully this Grand Union lot will get some, and at least 91119 should be preserved by someone (And hopefully 91110 too!). However... As much as some people hate the Azumas/IETs, and as much as I love the 91s & HSTs, I feel as if this is a similar scenario to when the HSTs were replacing locos like the Deltics. I wasn’t around then, but I’ve heard things about a group from around that time called “Scrap the HSTs”, which to me sounds as if the HSTs were hated as much as the IETs when they were first introduced! Unfortunately it’s one of those times when we have no choice but to accept change. I hate change myself, and seeing myself typing “We have to accept change” seems really odd, but as much as people hate IETs, the TOCs aren’t going to stop introducing them, and unfortunately there’s not a lot us enthusiasts can do about it! I will miss the 91s a terrible lot, but personally I like the Azumas too, and, given a bit of time, hopefully others will begin to agree, because then there’ll be a lot less annoyed enthusiasts! (By now you’re probably thinking “Bloody hell shut up dude” so I will!!) (08/12/2019) #class91#class43#91118#43307#hst#lner#ecml#ukrailscene#ukrail#ukrailphotography#railfeaturesuk#britishrailways#railindustry#ukrailenthusiasts#trainspotting#trainsofinstagram#gbrailfeatures#britishrailphotography#railsofbritain#ctrefeatures#railfeatures401#tbdwrail#yourrailphotos#railwaylife
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WAGO has streamlined its industry-proven WAGO I/O System XTR for extreme environments – particularly railway applications.
PFC200 XTR Controllers and Modbus TCP XTR/EtherNet/IP XTR Fieldbus Couplers are now being upgraded for even higher performance with rugged M12 Connectors.
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NEW vacancy at The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) - Membership Engagement Manager. Follow the link to apply or view the full job description: https://www.nsar.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Membership-Engagement-Manager-advert-December-2019.pdf
We are delighted to announce that Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK has received a Customer Service award at Siemens Mobility’s national awards, which recognises our ‘contribution to quality and safety.’ The award was presented to Knorr-Bremse Siemens Key Account Manager, Dan Scane, and Richard Ward, Head of Sales, Train Builders.
Dan, commenting on the award, said: “We are delighted to accept this award from Siemens. I would like to thank everyone at Knorr-Bremse that played a vital role in delivering great support to our customer, which has led to this recognition and award. Well done all.”
Have you seen #Tracsis audited results for the year ended 31 July 2019? 🙌 😀 As a leading provider of software, hardware and services for the rail, traffic data and wider transport industries, we’re delighted. You can read the results in full on our new plc website – tracsis.com
“I specialize with the rail car mover segment of our market. We provide rail car movers to any customers that are going to have a large fleet of rail cars they need to shuffle around their sites”. Check out the full article which features Ryan Foss - LINK IN BIO!
Less than a week until the NSAR Skills Symposium 2019 and we are looking forward to hearing from our featured guest speakers Brian McBride, Guy Wilmshurst-Smith and Martin Hottass. It’s a rare opportunity you don’t want to miss! Book now: https://www.nsar.co.uk/2019/11/scheduled-confirmed/
Join David Milburn, Global Director – Digital Train Control, GHD and Bruce Parrey, Electrical and Electronic Engineer, GHD discussing "Digital Train Control and the Fourth Industrial Revolution" at #IRSE#AusRAIL Plus 2019 Technical Stream Conference