We are delighted to announce McCulloch Rail have been awarded the Bronze award for Rail PPS. The Bronze award is given to outstanding companies in the rail infrastructure who supply Network Rail. Only 6 other companies received this award with a further 2 companies receiving Silver, no company has received a Gold award yet.
This is an excellent achievement for McCulloch Rail and something we are all proud of.
Pictured below is William McCulloch, Engineering Manager receiving the award from Steve Featherstone, Programme Director Track for Network Rail
We have received a short time lapse video from our customers PCAT showing our Panel Lifter in action at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre at Long Marston in June this year. PCAT were delighted with our product stating “the panel lifter makes all the difference it’s so effective in restricted space…..”
To view the video follow the link: PCAT – SMART Slab Track Installation
As part of the EGIP Project, Scot Rails Eastfield Depot had four new sidings installed on the 30th and 31st of August with the help of McCulloch Rail’s FLASS machine and TRTs. The McCulloch Rail team on site laid a total of 2,400 ft. of sleepers with the FLASS and delivered and installed 2,400 ft. of 60 ft. rails using the four-rail carrier on the TRTs over the two days. The team on site done really well to achieve this works on the time scale given as unfortunately the customer was unable to apply the original plan for the FLASS machine or TRTs as there were still excavation works being carried out which limited the space we had to work and this also meant the guys on site were not able to complete one line before moving on to next. They had to coordinate movements and install sleepers from one line to the next while TRTs were delivering and installing the 60 ft. rails.
This job is just one of a number of individual Projects that McCulloch rail have been involved in on the overall EGIP Project with others including the Millerhill Depot re modelling for Amey Sersa on which our Projects division worked a combination of all McCulloch rail plant including FLASS, Panel Lifters and TRTs to achieve these works.
Our colleague Sheridan Wray competed for Great Britain in the European bench press championship recently. As well as competing he is also the Team Manager and Head Coach. The team on the whole had a very good campaign with winning 2 gold medals and 4 silver even if at times the refereeing left some room for improvements.
Sheridan had personally trained to lift 195 kg, but on the competition day was only required to lift 185 kg to take the title and win his gold medal.
I am sure you will all agree this is a fantastic achievement and McCulloch rail is delighted that they were able to contribute in a small way with Sponsorship.
Well done again Sheridan!
McCulloch Rail have been working successfully for Network Rail High Output Doncaster assisting their renewal trains. The TRTs primarily re-position rails helping the High Output system to continue delivering excellent results. We were approached to carry out a trial to install the 3rd rail using our TRTs. Having carried out this work before we knew our machines were up to the challenge and as you can see from the attached article, the TRTs installed the 3rd rail effortlessly.
Article taken from the latest edition of Rail Infrastructure Magazine.
We have officially opened a new depot at Bawtry, we have seen an increase in our workload in and around the area. We are excited to have secured a central location which will help us deliver to Sheffield Leeds York and Doncaster. We are well under way in working with the local community in a bid to gain as much local employment as we can.
We are proud and excited to announce we will be sending 3 x TRTs to work in America. The 3 x TRTs along with a dedicated team will travel to New York to work closely with the local workforce with the aim of increasing productivity and reducing manual handling creating a safer environment for everyone.