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Rail Industry Christmas Lecture

An evening of celebration and recognition
with Queensland’s illustrious rail industry.
5.30 - 11.00pm | Wednesday 11 December 2019
SMEC Offices
Level 6, 480 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Join the Railway Technical Society of Australasia and their associates of Queensland as they gather for this distinguished end-of-year networking event. The evening will feature a presentation from Queensland Rail’s Executive General Manager – Network, Scott Riedel, who will discuss his first 100 days in his role heading up the Network Team including some of the events, successes and challenges.

Canapes and refreshments will be provided. Please note this event will be complimentary for Engineers Australia members, plus anyone a member of the Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA), the Rail Track Association of Australia (RTAA), the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) and the Permanent Way Institution (PWI).




RTAA is pleased to invite our members to attend a demonstration of the McCulloch Rail TRTs on Friday December 6, 9am-11am at Sydney Trains Training Yard, Worth St, Chullora

McCulloch Rail, the top rail installer in the UK, are specialists in rail handling and rail logistics services. They manufacture unique rail infrastructure handling machines focused on being the safest and most versatile for rail removal, installation or repositioning. Their machines reduce track construction and maintenance costs and optimise possession time. Unipart Group Australia has partnered with McCulloch to supply and support their machines in the Australasia region.

Places in this event are limited so please advise early. Please RSVP directly to Jessica Shepherd,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 02 8787 5910.

Please note that safety boots are required, all other PPE will be supplied.


The RTAA issued a members survey encouraging members and non-members within the industry to have their input on the future direction of the Association.  Prizes were offered to the most innovative and practical survey responses.

Winners of the RTAA member survey are:

  • Corporate Member Winner - Arc Infrastructure
  • Personal Member - Brooke Shaw - Roy Hill
  • Non-Member - Caroline Andersson