Many exhibitors at Rail Live will be showing live demonstrations of their products and services over the two days of the event.  Here are just some of the demonstrations that took place at Rail Live 2016.  We will update this page with Rail Live 2017 demonstrations as we get closer to the show:


A Proctor Group – Thermal imaging of rail heating.

AP Webb – Road-rail vehicles.

AECOM – Rail trackform stiffness tester (RTST) and mast operated automatic ballast samplers.

Aquarius Rail – making railway tasks simpler and safer from road to rail to site. Experience it for yourself by travelling in or driving an R2R4x4 on track.

Arbil Rail – Quick-Check, the meter which quickly measures tension in overhead catenary, cable guardrails and guide wires.

Balfour Beatty – Concrete batching unit (CBU) and the new Takeuchi TB250.

Ballyclare – The Rain-tower PPE test.

Bance – Electric battery-powered motorised ‘Push’ trolley.

Bridgeway Consulting – IBEX drilling rig.

Bridgeway Consulting – Working at height.

Chieftain – Range of rail trailers.

City Surveys – Fully immersive, 3D site visualisation system: RailVR.

Colas – Plasser & Theurer 08-4×4/4S-RT Unimat tamper and 09-31/RT plain line tamper, and a 6-axle 3,690hp Class 70 diesel locomotive.

DATUM Monitoring Services – Track monitoring devices.

Factair – Large and small rapid-deployment fan units for tunnel ventilation.

Force One – Ballast removal using a 32-tonne suction excavator.

Fugro – RILA 360 infrastructure data and analysis system.

GOS Engineering – Two Doosan DX270s.

Geotechnical Engineering – Slope-climbing rig.

Ground Control – Liebherr Big Feller with timber handling and flailing capacity.

Husqvarna Construction – DXR 140 demolition robot, and using a combination of a K 970 disc cutter and K 970 ring saw to cut concrete bearers.

Impreglon UK – Anti-graffiti coating demonstration.

Keltbray – Crane Zeck, 12-metre SRS GOS trailer with de-coiler mounted.

Mabey – EnviroGuard environmental monitoring system.

NEOTEC – SkyRailer 400.

Network Rail (High Output) – Kirow 1200 crane.

Pandrol Group – Four different track panels, two for ballasted track and two representing concrete slab track.

Peli UK – Portable, rechargeable LED trackside area lighting.

Predator Equipment – Multi-purpose rail trailers and ballast boxes.

Rail Safety Solutions – Collision avoidance system.

Railcare – Railvac OTM vacuum excavator.

Ritelite – K9 LED work and Quad Pod portable lighting tower.

Robel – 70-metre mobile maintenance train (MMT).

Rosehill Rail – Installation and removal demonstrations of rodded and baseplated modular rail crossing systems.

SRS International – Icon MEWP RRV range.

STEL – New tunnel inspection lighting system, ‘Iron Man’ rail handler, link trolleys.

STRAIL – The tapSTRAIL05 Crossing System.

Schweizer Electronic – Minimel Lynx, a mobile track warning system.

Severn Partnership – 3D mobile mapping solution, the Leica Pegasus:Two.

Signal House Group – LED lineside signalling.

Signalling Innovation Group – A range of signalling innovations.

Speedy – Dual clipper developed with Rosenqvist.

Speedy Rail – Clip Driver CD400SP, a walk-behind, high-performance diesel-engined machine for installing and removing rail fastenings.

TRAC – live OLE demonstration on Wednesday 22 June, renewing contact and catenary conductors using TRAC’s new wiring unit and support MEWPs which renew contact wires at full tension.

TXM – A range of plant and the Maximo Asset Management system with state-of-the-art Control Room Function.

The RailRoad Factory – B-TRACK road-rail shunter on- and off-tracking.

Thermit Welding – Aluminothermic rail and head repair welding.

Van Elle Rail – Colmar T10,000FS rig.

Worlifts – Norbar Evotorque 2, the latest and most advanced electronic torque wrench.

York EMC – Replicating some of the tests which are performed during an EMC site survey.

Zöllner UK – Autoprowa® track warning systems.