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    Rubirail - expertise in the minutiae of Engines, Transmissions, Bogies & Pneumatics

    About Rubirail

    Rubirail is owned and managed by Russell Birnie.  Russell is proud to be a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  Russell has been a “railway engineer” for over 20 years, always specialising in the detail of what makes trains work; his expertise lies in the minutiae of Engines, Transmissions, Bogies & Pneumatics - how they operate individually and with the Systems that interconnect them all.

    His career, has uniquely concentrated on the repair, remanufacture and development of these components to give longer life and more reliable and durable service. Sometimes this work has been in partnership with the component OEM; sometimes with companies offering specialist repair options; often it has just been on his own initiative, the most difficult part of the process is often recognising that something is wrong. Russell has a reputation as a practical and hands-on engineer. This practical ability, together with his formal engineering qualifications, allows him to bring an enterprising and resourceful approach to the solution of real life problems.

    Russell knows his limitations, in recognition of this, he has built up a database of associates that he trusts and who share his drive and enthusiasm.  Rubirail can call on these associates to assist with specific projects where the required competence or skill set is outside of Russell’s core scope.  In the event of an associate being used it is always with the express knowledge and authority of our clients.

    Whilst Rubirail takes client confidentiality seriously two of our clients have agreed to share their experience of working with Rubirail by providing case studies.  Please take time to read these as they demonstrate in our customer’s terms what we have done for them.

    Fundamentally Rubirail is different because we are small, for us to be successful we recognise the need for our clients to be successful, we really do care about your business.  We work in a very small specialist area in a very large industry; we do not aim to be “all things to all men.” What we do try to be is the best in our field and to see things in a new and innovative way that’s what marks us out as different so we can make a positive difference to our clients.

    As you can see from the testimonials in the case studies our clients agree with us.

    As a reputable organisation, operating in the UK Rail Industry, for our customer’s assurance Rubirail carry acceptable levels of Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

    R Birnie trading as Rubirail, Victoria Buildings, 27 Victoria Rd, Draycott, Derby DE72 3PS Vat Reg No: 931 2061 65