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The Railway Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is one of eight engineering divisions of the Institution, and was formed in 1969 on the amalgamation of the former Institution of Locomotive Engineers with the IMechE.

The Railway Division incorporates seven centres located in key geographical areas of the United Kingdom. Each centre organises its own activities and programme of events.

The Division consists of IMechE Members of all grades professionally involved or interested in the science and practice of railway engineering. Its scope covers research, design, development, procurement, manufacture, operation, maintenance and disposal of traction, rolling stock, fixed equipment and their components, within rail, rapid transit and all forms of guided surface transport.

Railway Technical Tour - Growth through innovation

New dates for the Annual Technical Tour have now been set.  The Division will be visiting The Netherlands between 2-6 November 2015. 
Students or Young Members wishing to apply for the James Bates Grant are invited to submit an application form.

Railway events and activities

The Railway Division runs a very busy events programme including seminars, conferences and lectures both at the Institution's headquarters in London, around the UK and internationally, as well as a number of special events aimed at supporting and inspiring railway engineers young and old, these include:

Publications and other activities

The Railway Division produces numerous publications each year and hosts an array of additional activities including:


Division Election results 2015
Railway industries updates

Routes into rail - this is a fabulous new video produced (RSSB, the National Skills Academy, Rail Research Association UK, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, Young Rail Professionals, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers) to promote the diverse roles in the industry.

Watch the video now 



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