Caledonian Sleeper

Thursday 12th Dec. 2019, Lecture: Bringing Hotel Quality to Overnight rail travel to Scotland

Jonathan Newton (Lead Engineer) and Graham Kelly (Guest Experience Director) gave an introduction to the new Caledonian Sleeper Mark 5 train-sets and the splendid facilities provided therein. The presenters also outlined some of the challenges to their introduction and the benefits expected. They outlined the Traction strategy for the Sleeper trains and the service patterns…

Past Event: DRES AGM 2019 and Strategic Plan

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on the 16th. October 2019 at 18:00 and will be followed by a lecture from East Midlands Railways. Papers for the meeting are available on the following links DRES 2019 AGM – Presidents Report 2018 AGM Minutes – 16 Oct 2018 DRES 2019 AGM Agenda…

Update On The Inaugural Peter Parkin Memorial Lecture

To recognise Peter Parkin’s 50 year contribution to the Society, an annual prize has been initiated in his honour by the Society. A young members lecture evening was held on the 20th June 2019. We had 5 excellent presentations by: Callum Geary from Bombardier, Derby Michael Edwards from SNC-Lavalin, Glasgow Sam Evans from Bombardier, Derby…

Benefits of DRES

DRES’ members enjoy the following benefits: Free entry to our lecture events we hold by various reputed figures and experts in the industry on topics relevant to the railways and engineering. The opportunity to join the various visits to areas related to the railways and engineering. Evidence of Career Development in the form of provision…

About DRES

Founded in 1908, the Derby Railway Engineering Society (DRES) continues to promote networking, knowledge sharing and lively social contact even today. If you are a Professional involved in the railways?  interested in engineering? Interested in the railway industry?  Read more About Us and the Benefits of Joining   Read more about DRES Membership