Flying trains

Well, not literally… But this is about aircraft tech inspired train experiments. With the announcement of Chinese scientists adding wings to high speed trains to improve performance, here’s a quick look at the history of aircraft tech being used on railways. Starting briefly with the George Bennie Railplane, a test track was built north of… Read More Flying trains

World first for solar powered rail

This morning the world’s first solar panel array connected directly to a railway went live in Aldershot. Riding Sunbeams’ ‘First Light’ demonstrator project is a collaboration between climate change charity 10:10, Community Energy South and Network Rail. The array of 100 solar panels, with an output of 30kW is connected to an ancillary transformer powering … Read More World first for solar powered rail