The Rail McCoy


The UK’s current train-based transport revival, combined with an impending shortage of rail engineers, makes it a perfect time to pursue an engineering career on Britain’s rails.

From Civvy Street Magazine #46 (April 2014), Words: Rob Fletcher

One of the lasting and most impressive legacies of the Victorian era, Britain’s railways suffered from swingeing route cuts and dwindling funding during the latter half of the twentieth century. Yet the new millennium has witnessed something of a renaissance in the UK’s railway network, thanks to two of the most ambitious civil engineering projects embarked upon in Britain since the turn of the century, and the next few decades are likely to be a golden era for British railway engineers.

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