UBLoco is a society dedicated to building and running 10 ¼” railway locomotives, both to compete in the IMechE Railway Challenge and to develop new railway technology. Our biggest success to date has been Hydrogen Hero a hydrogen-powered locomotive that both came first at the Railway Challenge and attracted media and public attention.
So far, the team has been limited to close contacts, but now is your chance to get involved! If you have any interest in mechanical engineering, rail technology, or rail in general, this society is for you! Even if you lack technical skills, there is still work to be done in administration, branding, and many other areas, as well as the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people. Currently, there is a battery-powered locomotive under development, and you will also have the chance to aid its design and production. This offers you the chance to work on something brand new, and leave your mark on the University’s rail research!
If you would like to get involved or just find out more drop us an email, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group!
- Hello EPS Community! We are UBLoco, a new society dedicated to building and running 10 ¼ " gauge railway locomotives, showcasing new railway technology and attracting media attention.