Vehicle Testing and Demonstration
Railway for Hire isn’t just about heritage equipment. We are ideally placed to assist with the testing and demonstration of your vehicle, services or equipment.
- 6.5 miles of private railway, allowing private testing to occur off-network
- Strategically placed as the closest private railway to London and M25, enabling demonstrations to key clients based in the South East and London, easily reached by Tube or from Stansted Airport.
- Variety of flat bottomed and bull head rail, including switches and crossings in both rail types
- Double slip and tandem points, and both A, B and C radius crossings
- Both under and over bridges, many with ample gauge clearance
- RA8 axle loading throughout, some bridges rated to RA10
- Wide variety of gradients, from level through to 1 in 56, including a dead straight 2km at 1 in 60
- Electrically lit inspection pit and covered maintenance facility
- Extra long concrete unloading pad, allowing unloading in either direction, and under all weather conditions
- Air braked locomotives and stock.
- ETH equipped locomotive
- Mk 1 and Mk2 coaches
- Vehicles with a panoramic view of the track ahead (diesel railcars)
- Connection with the LU central line (use subject to permits from LU)