SANDS OF TIME

A research project reaches a conclusive answer

Ian Walmsley

Pan Up

Before vegetation clearance: No 60095 heads a Riccarton to Grangemouth Oil Terminal working on 30 May 2016 at Camelon. Ian Lothian

In a new development, the RSSB has completed a research project of genuine use to today’s railway. This was announced at seminars in London and Birmingham under the heading ‘The big reveal’. Neil Ovenden, chair of the Adhesion Rail Group, said this was ‘The most significant development in wheel–rail adhesion for 20 years’, although by the afternoon session he had added ‘probably’.

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