HYDROGEN HERO IS HERE

CHARLES CALVERT, PHD STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, INTRODUCES THE LOCOMOTIVE WHICH WILL OFFER RIDES AT MODERN RAILWAYS RVE

Rides at Modern Railways RVE: Hydrogen Hero in action at the Stapleford Park Miniature Railway.
COURTESY BCRRE

Modern Railways RVE is an evolving and growing show. As the UK’s only dedicated rolling stock event, it serves an important purpose in this vibrant sector. But a major first for the 2018 show will be the presence of a real locomotive offering rides to visitors. That locomotive is Hydrogen Hero, the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education’s 10¼-inch gauge hydrogen train, the first fully operating locomotive of the type in the UK. Charles Calvert is one year into a PhD at the University of Birmingham, studying future traction types for railways, a hot topic in the industry at present.

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