Railway Challenge

 

Key Dates 

Competition dates

  • Registration close: Register your team by 20 November 2023
  • Railway Challenge Team Networking Day: 5 December 2023. Register your place to attend either in-person at the University of Huddersfield or online via Microsoft Teams.
  • Stapleford Miniature Railway site visit: 7 February 2024
  • Challenge Weekend: 27–30 June 2024 (open to spectators on 29-30 June)
Venue:
Stapleford Miniature Railway 
The Old Forge
Stapleford 
LE14 2SF

Document submission deadlines

Document

Submission deadline

Relevant section

Outline project plan

Within one month of entry being confirmed

C11.4

Optional challenge preference order

Within one month of entry being confirmed

B2.2

Design report (and appendices including a compliance matrix)

Four weeks prior to the Competition Weekend - By 31 May 2024

C11.5

CAD report (only applicable for teams participating in the Entry Level Competition)

Four weeks prior to the Competition Weekend - By 31 May 2024

C12.5

Technical poster (electronic copy)

Four weeks prior to the Competition Weekend - By 31 May 2024

C14.3

Innovation article/paper

Four weeks prior to the Competition Weekend - By 31 May 2024

C15.3

Business case presentation/document

Three weeks prior to the Competition Weekend – W/C 3 June 2024

C13.9

Aerodynamic drag assessment report (only applicable for teams participating in this optional challenge)

Three weeks prior to the Competition Weekend – By 7 June 2024

C8.4

Method statements and risk assessments for activities with specific safety risks (not required in the Entry Level Competition)

Two weeks prior to the Competition Weekend – By 14 June 2024

A19.6

Video showing that a team’s locomotive has been tested and running prior to the Competition Weekend (not required in the Entry Level Competition)

One week prior to the Competition Weekend – By 21 June 2024

Technical Specification 3.4

Technical poster (hard copy)

On arrival at the Competition Weekend

C14.3

Demonstration of reliability testing verified by a Chartered Engineer

On arrival at the Competition Weekend

C5.7


    Note: All deliverables must be submitted on to your Mashoom folder. Team Leaders will automatically receive access to the Mashoom platform a few days after registration.
    Instructions on how to upload a file can be viewed here. Submissions by email will not be considered.

    Team member amendments: Please send a request to railwaychallenge@imeche.org to update your registration form by 1 March 2024.

    Photo Release & Eligibility Criteria Form: The Railway Challenge will email you a copy of the form or you can download a copy here to sign and upload to Mashoom by 1 March 2024.

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