Golden Spanner Awards

The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

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The Golden Spanners 2021: mixed fortunes for fleet reliability

ROGER FORD

With late deliveries and technical problems compounding the impact of the pandemic, Industry and Technology Editor ROGER FORD tries to extract information from the mixed data in a troubled year

ROGER FORD
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A new measure for fleet reliability

The move from MTIN to Mp701D explained

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Certainty needed for rolling stock market

Avoiding boom and bust is crucial

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Axle steering trial shows promise

Potential to reduce wheel and rail wear and cut track access charges

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Class 93 offers intermodal opportunity

New Stadler tri-mode has great potential

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Alstom gets to grips with Aventra challenges

Manufacturer updates on progress following the Bombardier acquisition

Spanners celebrate most reliable fleets

Annual fleet reliability awards presented

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Golden Spanner Awards 2020

The Golden Spanner awards celebrate the efforts of maintenance and depot teams in keeping trains running reliably. Roger Ford will reveal which fleets have won Gold, Silver and Bronze Spanners at our online event.

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THE GOLDEN SPANNERS 2019 A RETURN TO IMPROVEMENT

ROGER FORD

WITH A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW TRAINS DUE TO ENTER SERVICE IN 2020,...

ROGER FORD
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THE GOLDEN SPANNERS 2018 FLEET RELIABILITY WOBBLES

HAVE WE SEEN ‘PEAK RELIABILITY’? ROGER FORD REFLECTS ON A...

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THE GOLDEN SPANNERS

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ROGER FORD REVEALS A YEAR OF MIXED FORTUNES, BUT WITH SEVEN OF...

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THE GOLDEN SPANNERS 2017 FLEET RELIABILITY REVIEW

ROGER FORD

BRAND NEW TRAIN DESIGNS ARE ENTERING SERVICE IN LARGE NUMBERS....

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