Railway Challenge


The challenge

Teams are to assume that they work for a design consultancy producing a design proposal and a prototype for a small locomotive for a large corporation.

The Challenge is to design and manufacture the prototype of this locomotive and then test this against prototypes manufactured by the other teams.

The Challenge tests participating teams on several different aspects:


Track-based challenges

  • Energy Storage Challenge
  • Traction Challenge
  • Ride Comfort Challenge
  • Noise Challenge
  • Auto-stop Challenge
  • Maintainability Challenge
  • Reliability Challenge.

Presentation challenges

  • Design
  • Business Case
  • Technical Poster
  • Innovation.
For full details download the Railway Challenge rules and technical specification.

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