17 & 18 June 2020
Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire

2019 Demonstrations

Exhibitors and Sponsors showcase their latest products and equipment in live and static demonstrations. 

In area J, Network Rail’s Kirow 1200 rail crane – the only one in its fleet – will be used in conjunction with a modular lifting beam and modular tilting wagon to demonstrate how the machines work together to position S&C, with live demos on both days at the following times.

Wednesday 19 June: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 15:30

Thursday 20 June: 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 15:30

Measuring up to half-a-mile long, High Output ballast cleaners travel the length and breadth of the country to clean and replace worn ballast, helping to keep the track stable, safe and prolong the asset’s life, ensuring a more sustainable railway. At Rail Live, visitors will be able to see one up close in a first-ever static demo.

Ballast Cleaning System 3 will be set up as it is during its ballast cleaning delivery, giving the audience an appreciation and visual of what the ballast cleaning process involves, from cutting and cleaning the ballast to the removal of waste, delivery of new ballast and the follow-up work of the tamper to reinstate the track to line speed.

See the New twin helix Excalibur Sleeper Bolt (Network Rail & London Underground approved) installed into hardwood sleepers using just a handheld ratchet spanner & battery powered impact wrench.

Excalibur Screwbolts:  Improving Rail Productivity, Reliability, Safety & Workforce Welfare. Benefits include HAVS, Manual Handling & COSHH.

See Excalibur's brochure here. 

Balfour Beatty is pleased to be exhibiting again at Rail Live and will be showcasing its Wiring Train - a key piece of  specialist plant equipment to install contact and catenary wire at full tension in a safe and efficient manner

Also on show will be Balfour Beatty Rail’s unique Road Rail Vehicles that present unique solutions to industry challenges, specifically our Takeuchi TB250s - that are the only ALO approved plant to operate on London Underground infrastructure in the country today. Together with the TB250s, Balfour Beatty Rail will be showcasing their new 3D ready PC138 – The largest RRV in the UK with 3D capabilities.

Omnicom Balfour Beatty, will be displaying one of their latest products the OmniCapture3D, a Portable Mobile Mapping System removing the need for manual surveying of the network

Yellow Rail will be running demonstrations of its innovative portable wheel lathe system RaiLatheTM together with its Mobile Wheel Reprofiling Service, a special purpose vehicle which deploys the Railathe TM to reprofile wheels on the network.   Demonstrations will take place throughout the show days and our Engineers will be on hand to answer your questions.



Visitors can meet Network Rail’s Air Operations team for a ground-based demonstration of the high-tech cameras and equipment they use to deliver aerial surveys for their customers. This will include the helicopter-mounted cameras as well as visuals of the data pre- and post-processing for a better understanding of the ways it can be used to improve railway management and maintenance.

The team will also have some of their drones on display and will be available for more information.

Network Rail’s Class 950 Track Recording Unit (TRU), part of its infrastructure monitoring fleet, is also due to attend Rail Live. The TRU is primarily dedicated to recording track geometry and forward facing video at a maximum speed of 75mph on secondary and tertiary routes through Britain.