Case Studies

Zwiehoff Shunters

HANSEBAHN BREMEN/GERMANY EVEN TORPEDOES CAN’T SCUPPER THE ROTRAC At a steel plant in Bremen, Germany, operating company, Hansebahn, has the job of moving so-called torpedo cars, containing molten pig iron, from the works to the rolling mill, where it is processed. After they are emptied, they need shunting back to begin the process again. THE […]


Top Marks For Reading

VOLKER FITZPATRICK / READING TRAIN CARE DEPOT Civil engineering firm, Volker Fitzpatrick, is a long-standing client of Mechan’s and we work together regularly on high profile rail projects around the UK. As part of an £895 million upgrade to Reading station, we were asked to help fit out a new train care depot, which was […]


Supersized Traverser Is Shipshape

VOLKER FITZPATRICK / PORT OF FELIXSTOWE We have side stepped our way into the transport industry’s record books. Our engineers designed, built and installed the largest capacity rail traverser in the UK to move freight locomotives between lines at the Port of Felixstowe’s North Rail Terminal. THE CONTRACT We were pleased to secure the contract […]


Sand And Deliver: Mechan Installs First Klein Mobile Carts

Shifting Sand Midland Metro’s Wednesbury depot underwent a major expansion to cater for a fleet of CAF Urbos 3 trams, introduced on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton line in the West Midlands.To accommodate these longer vehicles, the size and capacity of the facility was increased and a new sand filling system added, to replace existing equipment […]


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