Read on for the latest news from McCulloch Rail.

McCulloch Rail Employee Engagement Days


McCulloch Rail took time out on Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th September to deliver another set of employee engagement days to over eighty employees throughout the two days.  The ethos of the engagement days is to bring together all levels of staff from new employees, trainees, through to supervisory and senior managers along with the operations director Danny McCulloch in attendance.  There are several work stations set up to re-create scenarios that the staff will encounter whilst out working on the infrastructure, such as on-tracking and setting up OTP, burning activities along with maintenance and operation of our very unique Trac Rail Transposers.   The staff are given the opportunity to practise these activities and gain valuable knowledge from more experienced staff without the pressure of time constraints or other pressure experienced in a real live track environment.

Staff that are also looking to progress in to team leaders or supervisors are also given the opportunity to lead teams and activities under the guidance of experienced knowledgeable staff currently carrying out these duties.  

The opportunity is also taken to deliver briefings or discuss any recent safety related incidents or accidents that concern our staff.  This always generates interesting discussions on how we can improve our methods and how we deliver our work safely & efficiently out on site.

Jon Davies Head of Compliance & Plant Operations



Rail Live 2018


We had a very successful Rail Live 2018 engaging with our clients old and new.

On show we had our newly approved TRT with jib attachment, our plough attachment and also prototypes of equipment in development.

Below are the team who attended this years show.

If anyone would like further information on any of our equipment that was on show please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01465 831 350.

Rail Live for web

New TRT attachment


We have recently added a new plough attachment to our TRT, this is allows us to plough ballast from either the 6 ft or the cess. Attached is a video from Sunday night when it was out working hard in Glasgow. Any enquiries or questions please contact Billy Jordan at





New Premises


We are delighted to announce that we have now opened up a new office in Doncaster. The premises at Ten Pound Walk will house our Operations Manager and Training Manager with hot desk facilities for our Managers who are out and about. It will also provide meeting space and a training room for our inhouse training.

The new office can be contacted on: 01302 265 550

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5 Railway Court, Ten Pound Walk, Doncaster, DN4 5FB

New Unimog!


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We are delighted to take delivery of our new U427 Unimog. The Unimog has a towing capacity of 120 Tonnes and is available for hire as part of our rail removing system which can move new or old rails in any length up to and including 709ft.

The Unimog can also be hired on its own as a towing vehicle or a shunter up to 120 Tonne.

Award Winners


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



Panel Lifter Praise


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

EGIP Project


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EGIP Project

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.


Gold Medalist


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!



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Ballantrae to Brooklyn


A few snaps received from the team all the way from New York where New York City Transit (NYCT) have taken delivery of 5 more of our TRTs.

The team and the TRTs are pictured at NYCT yard in Brooklyn.

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Local Sponsorship – Girvan F.C.


Congratulations to our local team Girvan F.C. who have won promotion from the Super First Division to the Super Premier Division!



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New Transport


We have invested in our fleet with the addition of a new Volvo FH500.

Photo below shows it loaded with one of our Unimogs and FLASS heading of for work this weekend.



Head Office Revamp


Our Ballantrae office is having a revamp with a new Planning Office created and the front office being remodelled to accommodate our HR, Compliance and Admin staff.

Watch this space for further developments!



Rail Live 2017


McCulloch Rail will be at Rail Live at Long Marston on 21-22 June 2017, stand F8. Hope to see you all there be sure to call in for a coffee and chat with the Team!



Network Rail High Output


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.

Manoeuvring the third rail into place

Manoeuvring the third rail into place


Bawtry Depot Opening


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.

U427 Unimog


We are excited to announce we have received our new U427 Unimog to add to our fleet. The Unimog will be based primarily out of our Toddington depot and focus on delivering our ever expanding work load in and around London.

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