Railway Challenge at Sheffield

RCAS (Railway Challenge at Sheffield) is an extracurricular student-led activity within the Mechanical Engineering department that designs and manufactures a miniature locomotive to compete in the IMechE’s Railway Challenge. Where the locomotive is assessed in various areas such as traction, ride comfort, and a business case.

Railway ChalengeThe team consists of around twenty members, and students studying Mechanical Engineering can get involved as soon as they come to the University, getting stuck into to the design of components within the suspension or braking systems for example, before proceeding to manufacture and test; allowing the students to experience all the stages of an Engineering product as well as skills gained by working in the team such as effective communication, time and financial planning.

RCAS is always looking to expand and welcomes any new members. Please contact railway.challenge@sheffield.ac.uk if you are interested in joining the team.