Railway Challenge

 

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Railway Challenge

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The Railway Challenge, organised by our Railway Division, provides a brilliant opportunity for aspiring teams to compete in yet another challenging industry-specific competition, showcasing their skills, expertise, knowledge, and business acumen.

Each annual Challenge cycle kicks-off in September,  ending with a final event in late June/early July of the following year.

The Challenge, now in its eighth successive year, continues to bring together teams of university students, as well as apprentices and graduates working in industry across the world to test their business knowledge, design ability and technical skills in a live test environment.

Our best wishes to the 2019 Teams!

  1. University of Huddersfield
  2. University of Warwick
  3. FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences & Reuschling, team Emma loves J.I.M
  4. Transport for London
  5. Brunel University London, team The Brunelian Express
  6. Helwan University, team Apene
  7. Ricardo Rail
  8. University of Sheffield
  9. Bombardier Transportation & University of Derby
  10. SNC-Lavalin & Transit
  11. Newcastle University
  12. South Western Railway/ CEMAST
  13. Poznań University of Technology, team PUTrain
  14. Network Rail

Participants are required to design and manufacture a miniature (10¼” gauge) railway locomotive in accordance with a set of strict rules and a detailed technical specification. The locomotives will be tested live at the competition weekend, which takes place in June at Stapleford Miniature Railway in Leicestershire, where several categories of winners and an overall Railway Challenge champion will be crowned.

All teams are also asked to attend a site visit in February at Stapleford Miniature Railway for a Q&A session with the Railway Challenge volunteers and judges.

Railway Challenge Award

A special award scheme is usually open to all registered teams of the Railway Challenge. Details and application forms will be updated in the New Year.

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The Challenge

Produce a design proposal and a prototype for a small locomotive for a large corporation. 

Manufacture the prototype and test it against prototypes manufactured by the other teams.

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