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Rolling stock engineering and conformance to standards

Belper, Derbyshire, UK


Belper Rail Engineering Ltd was set up in 2014 and is a well-established provider of a broad range of engineering, technical, conformance, and project management services to both freight and passenger rolling stock projects.

Our guiding principles are as follows:

  • We will work with clients to understand their requirements and agree a way forward

  • We will respond to clients in a timely manner

  • We take pride in delivering high quality work for clients

  • We will use our detailed knowledge of legislation and standards to ensure that these are met

  • We have low overheads and therefore our rates are very competitive

  • With our extensive experience we are able to add value to projects



Please see our flyer for a summary of the services we can offer, otherwise please click on the links below for more detail.

About Us



Our employees are as follows:

  • David Turner, Managing Director, MEng CEng MIMechE

    • 23 years of experience in the UK rail industry in many areas including approval documentation, management of risk (CSM), engineering changes, structural analysis (FEA), bolted joints, fatigue assessment, gauging, braking.

    • Previously worked for 15 years at Blue Print Rail and later Lloyd's Register Rail

  • David Baker, Principal Engineer, BSc (Hons) IEng MIMechE

    • 30 years of experience in the UK rail industry in many areas including the maintenance of freight wagons, project management, technical support and was the Technical Head for an Entity in Charge of Maintenance (ECM).

    • Previously worked for 12 years at W. H. Davis Ltd.

  • Contractors are also used as required and all have significant experience of the UK rail industry.

Belper Rail are a member of RSSB.

Belper Rail is currently working towards ISO 9001 accreditation.



Belper Rail have carried out work for the following types of client:

  • Freight wagon owners / keepers

  • Passenger vehicle owners (ROSCOs)

  • Freight wagon ECMs

  • Passenger vehicle operators (TOCs)

  • Freight wagon operators (FOCs)

  • Manufacturers / overhaulers / modifiers of vehicles

  • Component suppliers

  • Rail consultancies


Our previous clients have included the following:

  • VTG, Wabtec Faiveley, Freightliner, ESG, TUV Rheinland, Angel Trains, DB Cargo
    VivaRail, Yellow Rail, W. H. Davis Ltd, Nacco, Motorail, Fishbone Solutions, Ricardo Rail (formerly Lloyd's Register Rail)



More detail of some example projects are available on the following links:

Please note that this page is still under development so some links may not yet work.



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Belper is a small town approximately 10 miles north of Derby.

Belper Rail have an office in Belper town centre that is easily accessible by rail.

The office is available for meetings and directions to the office are here.

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