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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 six 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.

Save the date!

The 2015 Annual Technical Tour will be visiting the Dutch city of Utrecht... more information under special events.

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:


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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