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Welcome to the RCEA(Sussex)

An Association for Retired Professional Engineers

President: Derek Webb CEng FIEE
I would like to introduce myself as the incoming President of the RCEA. I have been a member since 2002 and have enjoyed coming to the talks on a Tuesday afternoon at Field Place in Worthing. I have also taken part in several visits and outings. Partners are welcome to join us on the outings and come along to our monthly coffee mornings. I am a retired Electrical Engineer and spent my whole career in the rail industry with British Rail and its successors. My expertise was mostly in the Electrification Department on the Southern Region with its third rail system. If you are browsing this site and meet the criteria of retired professional engineer (mainly Incorporated or Chartered) of any discipline, I encourage you to come along to a talk and say ‘hello’?
Derek Webb

Hon Secretary: Tony Tomkins MA CEng MIEE CITP MBCS

Field Place, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1NP


Next Meeting:

The Thameslink Project – Electrical Challenges
Martin Sigrist CEng, MIET, Principal Design Engineer E&P, Thameslink Programme
Martin will discuss electrification works associated with the Thameslink programme to allow the introduction of new rolling stock on the 16 Thameslink Routes. This will include particular issues in the way the electrification design has been integrated with other disciplines and how particular issues that have arisen had to be resolved, such as development of the AC/DC interface at Blackfriars with the signalling system including aligning the European Train Control System (ETCS) virtual signals with the fixed arrangements for the AC/DC traction sections. In addition, how issues between the AC/DC interface, in terms of stray DC currents and track insulated rail joints (IRJs) are being dealt with.
Tuesday 13th December 2016 at Field Place.


Coffee mornings with Partners at the Swallows Return; last Thursday of the month.

Members coffee morning at the Spotted Cow; third Thursday of the month.