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Railtex 2015

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

Today sees the opening of the Railtex exhibition at the Birmingham NEC.

In the past it has seen less and less vehicles of interest to our website visitors; and this year's exhibitor list doesn't look particular inspiring. I thought the same about the 2013 event, but there was a surprise RRV on display, so there may still be a small glimmer of hope this year...

Kevin Morrison

Kevin Morrison

Rail text isn't really about the plant that will be infrarail

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

I believe our roving reporter Roy is going to take a look today...

Ted Knotwell

Ted Knotwell

Vince

I went to Railtex yesterday and there were no RRVs present, just a Chieftain wagon 99709 010888-4. For me the highlight was the CNR and CSR China stands, and the presentation of their full range of rolling stock products - they literately stole the show!

Just as well I went for the class 68 haulage and a look at the new trams and the work to extend tramlines to New Street.

Ted Knotwell

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

Oh I know the difference between the two shows Kev - but Railtex usually produces one or two items of interest (and unusually 7&5 in 2002&2009 respectively). Also, InfraRaik had nothing last year- I think the RailLive event maybe drew plant exhibitors' focus away.

Ted, thanks! I saw photos of the Chinese stand- looked impressive!

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