Comech Metrology heading up Greenwood Miniprof Agency for the UK & Ireland

Dear Miniprof User / Customer,

Following many months of negotiation, Bakerail Services can now confirm that Comech Metrology, East Midlands, will be heading up the Greenwood Engineering Miniprof Agency for the UK & Ireland from January 2019. or telephone 01332 867700.

This now means that all Miniprof instruments will be calibrated and maintained at CoMechs’ specialist calibration Laboratories in Derby and not returned to the manufacturer in Denmark as it does now. This can only be good news for our Users & Customers, giving them reduced downtime, while their unit is being calibrated and serviced.

Comech will also take over the sales of this equipment too, making it a ‘one stop shop’ for all your Miniprof needs and support. We have been working with Greenwood Engineering for over 18 years now, building up a sustainable Agency in the UK for this world-renowned Miniprof profile measuring instrumentation. We have supported the Users of these instruments as the Miniprof has developed over the years, to what is now recognised as the most accurate contact measuring instrument to support both wheel and rail profiling.

It has always been our vision to eventually calibrate and service these instruments in the UK, therefore the opportunity that CoMech has given the project and manufacturer to do this is excellent news for everyone.

Greenwoods, Comech and ourselves have been working very hard together over the months to make sure this transition goes across as smoothly as possible at the end of December. Bakerail’s in depth knowledge of these instruments has developed over many years working in the specialist wheel / rail interface engineering areas of the rail industry and we will be working very closely with CoMechs’ mechanical engineers over the coming months to support them in their new venture.

It goes without saying, that Bakerail Services are continuing to run as a Wheel/Rail Specialist Consultancy, so semi-retirement now!

However, Paul and myself can only thank you all for your on-going support with this Miniprof project over the years and to say that we have very much enjoyed working with you all. Our paths may well cross on other projects and we are here to help and support where we can.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

(Post adapted from email)

Miniprof Instrument User Workshop – 1st November 2018

Miniprof Instrument User Workshop – 1st November 2018 – ‘BEST PRACTICE’

Following the success of the last UK Miniprof User Group Meeting. Bakerail Services, the UK Miniprof Agent and Greenwood Engineering, the manufacture of the Miniprof Profiling Instruments would like to invite you to a Miniprof Instrument Hardware and Software Training Workshop.  This Workshop is aimed at providing ‘Best Practice’ throughout the Rail industry for profile measuring.

Venue: Jurys Inn
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes
M9 2HP
09.30am – 16.00pm
Attendance Certificates will be issued

Learn how to use your MP instrument effectively with New Envision software training for all Rail, Wheel, Switch & Crossing and Brake instruments.

Want answers to those burning questions?

How do I? Why does it? Why can’t I? Need a refresher?

Join the experts for Free – Greenwood Engineering’s Software Engineer, European Sales Manager and Bakerail’s UK agent all on hand to present this hands on workshop for MiniProf users.

Please feel free to forward these workshop details to any of your MiniProf operators.

For further information please contact us at

Bakerail Services at Railtex 2017

Bakerail at Railtex2017

We hope you had a chance to come and speak to us at Railtex 2017. If you missed out don’t hesitate to call the office or send us an email, we’ll be happy to help.

Bailerail Office: 01480 471349





PWI President’s Award for Paul Baker

Permanent Way Institution has recognised our very own Paul Baker with the President’s Award for his paper published in the Institution’s Journal, 2016.

The award was announced on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at the North West Technical Seminar, Manchester Conference Centre.

Congratulations, Paul from all of us at Bakerail Services!

Railtex 17 – May 9-11 NEC

Come and see us at Railtex 2017! This year we were joined by Greenwood Engineering – presenting the new Blue Tooth MiniProf, Strabag, promoting UK milling, and Ausroroll with their switch point rollers.

Dorte Overmark Rasmussen, Greenwood Engineering A/S. Robert Kullouch, Austroroll – Buntmetall Amstetten GmbH. Peter Degebrodt, Strabag Rail GmbH. Paul Baker, Wendy Baker, Allison McColl – Bakerail Services Ltd

Railtex – more than an exhibition

Railtex is the all-encompassing showcase for technological innovations across the entire rail supply market.

It provided an unequalled opportunity in the UK for companies serving all aspects of the infrastructure and rolling stock sectors to present their capabilities, meet their customers and be part of the industry’s networking event of the year.

The First WRI EU was a Huge Success!

The Conference that was held at the historic Roundhouse in Derby, UK was completely sold out. Rail and vehicle engineers, asset management strategists, researchers, students, suppliers, government regulators and consultants came together for three days to discuss, learn and collaborate on wheel/rail, vehicle/track interaction on European Railways. In addition to the high quality papers presented, there was plenty of time for networking.

WRI EU 2015 was held at the famous Roundhouse within Derby College, UK. The Derby Roundhouse is the restored 1839 train shed next to Derby Station.

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For further atricles on WRI EU 2015 please see and

WRI EU will be back in the UK in 2018. More info to follow. Contact us to register your interest.

Community Support – Rother Valley Railway

Bakerail were involved with the Rother Valley Railway re-connection works to the national network. The video below covers the final run down of the works.

You can read the full write-up, including more videos of the work on the RVR blog:



WRI EU 2015

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WRI EU 2015 is a three-day conference devoted to wheel/rail, vehicle/track interaction on European Railways. Wheel Rail Seminars brings its 20+ years of producing Wheel/Rail Conferences to WRI EU 2015 and will present the latest research & development efforts within the industry, along with hands-on real-world experience in managing vehicle/track interaction.

Similar to its North American counterpart, but with a European system focus, the conference will examine the latest research into the core aspects of vehicle/track interaction, to include track and bogie design, adhesion & friction management, noise and vibration and damage mechanisms, such as rolling contact fatigue. The conference will also cover practical application of the tools, technologies and techniques that are available to monitor, maintain and optimize wheel/rail, vehicle/track interaction.

Who should attend?

Rail and vehicle engineers, asset management strategists, researchers, students, suppliers, government regulators and consultants involved or with a vested interest in railway vehicle/track interaction.

WRI EU 2015 will be held at the famous Roundhouse within Derby College, UK. The Derby Roundhouse is the restored 1839 train shed next to Derby Station. It is less than 2 hours from central London with good rail and road access. Just 40 minutes from the East Midlands Airport. Discounted accommodations to be announced soon.

Please review the conference web site: where details are continuously updated. Contact Paul Baker (UK), Ryan McWilliams, or Brandon Koenig (00 44 847 808 1818) for additional information such as conference details, speaking engagements, or corporate sponsorship.

European Contact – Paul Baker
Tel: 07779 135032 Email:

To register your interest in the first instance please contact Bakerail Service Ltd