Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

The Greatest Railway Journey in the World?

15 January 2008

This lecture looks at the history of the line with its troubled and protracted gestation and short-lived existence through to the magnificent reconstruction now being undertaken. The title is justified not just by the eventual travel the new railway will provide and the spectacular scenery it passes through but in the engineering and conception of the scheme to revive it.

Meet the Speaker

Peter has worked in the rail industry for nearly 30 years, joining BR from school and completing his engineering training at Crewe Works. Subsequent roles have included working with the Class 91 Locos during their introduction at Bounds Green, Depot Engineer Old Oak Common, Shuttle Servicing Manager for Eurotunnel at Coquelles (France) and Engineering Director for First North Western. More recently a Civil Servant, he has had roles with the HMRI and DfT.



: Peter Randall, Welsh Highland Railway Society

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