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Minor Railways Section Signalling Maintenance & Inspection Technical Workshop

  • Signet Solutions RTC Business Park Derby, England United Kingdom (map)

With the kind support and sponsorship of Signet Solutions and Green Dragon Rail, the Minor Railways Section will continue the celebration its 10th year by holding a technical workshop at Signet Solutions Ltd in Derby, on the above dates.

This workshop follows on from the previous series of successful workshops held by the Section since 2010 and is open to and aimed at individuals involved with signalling maintenance in the minor railways sector. The two days will cover a wide range of subjects of interest to both newcomers and the more experienced. We regret that, due to the limited number of places available, only applications from individuals currently working on minor railways will be accepted.


Following arrival at 09:30 for registration and refreshments, the first day will include theory sessions on basic law and its requirements, incidents and accidents and their affects, the importance of keeping good and clear records, ownership and responsibility. Practical sessions follow on the maintenance of mechanical & power operated points and the installation operation & testing of mechanical signals. The first day finishes with a review and feedback session.


The session starts with an overview of track circuits, dc track circuit operation and track circuit testing, maintenance and adjustment. This will be followed by sessions on signalling diagrams and records, monitoring, reporting, recording, and risk mitigation. The day ends with a review and feedback session and the award of certificates.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, his technical workshop will cost just £95 per person and will be limited to no more than 12 places. Lunch on both days and the evening meal on the Saturday will be included, also with the generous support of the event sponsors. No accommodation is included in this price, Signet Solutions can on request,

supply a list of local accommodation and in some cases a discount may be obtained, contact Isobel Knight on +44

(0)1332 343585 or for details. To register as a delegate, please send the completed application form below to the address shown or e-mail Applications cannot be accepted from any companies not associated with or from individuals not currently working on a Minor Railway. MRS reserves the right to check applicant’s status.

All places will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Applications must be accompanied by a BACS payment or cheque to secure a place. We regret that company cheques cannot be accepted.

Please note that the Institution and administrations whose sites are visited cannot accept any responsibility for injury, damage or other difficulty which may arise. Delegates are therefore advised to ensure that their own insurance covers all appropriate eventualities.