Friday, 26 April 2013

Soup proves popular in engineering world

Good news for fans of Mk3s!

This from the Railway Gazette:

Porterbrook Leasing has awarded Railcare a £5m contract to undertake the C6 scheduled overhaul and additional corrosion repairs to 111 locomotive-hauled MkIII coaches operated by Abellio Greater Anglia on London - Norwich services.

The work is scheduled to start in October 2013 for completion in July 2016, with five coaches undergoing overhaul at Railcare's Wolverton plant at any one time.


Good news indeed.

But what's this?

A number of cryptic messages have reached Eye suggesting that sales of soup have been rocketing in areas around Milton Keynes and Glasgow!?!

The Fact Compiler admits he is confused…

RDG announces first Associate Members

The Rail Delivery Group has published the minutes of its 22nd April meeting.

It contains a list of the first organisations to be accepted as Associate Members:

  • Birmingham Centre for Railway Research
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • Brisk Projects
  • Carillion
  • MTR
  • Rail Media Group
An eclectic selection!

Apparently further applications are due to be considered in May.

Remember - you've got to be in it, to win it!

Application form here.

UPDATE: This from Alecto...

Encouraging to see so many of the industry's heavy hitters signing up to have no influence at all on whatever the owning groups and Network Rail have decided they want to do...