I have over 25 years experience on working on most signalling equipment from mechanical to most electrical types. New technology is ever increasing and I like to keep myself involved and up-to-date. I've had experience on maintenance teams, New works, Locking Fitters, Pointcare and faulting teams.

On the 12th of February 2020 I am leaving the S&T and joining the Op's department, so the site will no longer be updated.

I have been involved in various projects over the years and received recognition in the following achievements: 

  • 2001 – 2011 Recognition for new mechanical points design to reduce weight and heat issues.
  • 2005 Recognition for designing unique points double acting drive crank.
  • 2005 Part of Steering Group for RIMINI safe system of work packs.
  • 2008 Recognition and monetary award for stretcher detection system.
  • 2009 Winner of Network Rail Determination Award.
  • 2009 Created the UK’s only dedicated S&T website.
  • 2015 Created UK’s first dedicated S&T Facebook group.
  • 2016 – 2018 Organised 30 LED and semaphore signal upgrades.
  • 2017 Chosen in Network Rail LNE Talent Programme.
  • 2017 Working Group looking into Tubular Stretcher issues.
  • 2018 Chosen to be part of LTIFR working group.
  • 2018 Project Leader in Brigg Line points upgrade.
  • 2019 Chosen to be part of the 019 Safe Work Pack evaluation team.



F. M. Spowart.