Category «Rail Freight»

Latest Rail Freight News

Read about the latest UK rail freight news, including new freight traffic flows, freight operating company news and new partnerships between freight operating companies and construction companies, retail franchises and rail customers. This category will also feature news about new rolling stock for rail freight operations.

DB Cargo Class 59/2s Sold To Freightliner

DB Cargo Class 59/2s Sold to Freightliner The 6 DB Cargo class 59 locomotives have been sold to Freightliner. DB Cargo’s 6 class 59 locomotives; 59201, 59202, 59203, 59204, 59205 and 59206, will be operated by Freightliner to compliment their existing fleet of class 66/6s and class 70s on the Mendip stone trains. In addition …

Freightliner Takes Over Mendip Stone Trains

Freightliner Begins Working Mendip Stone Trains Starting tomorrow, Sunday 3rd November, DB Cargo will cease operating the Mendip stone trains with changeover to Freightliner . Following their successful contract win Freightliner will operate all trains on behalf of the Mendip rail joint venture between Aggregate Industries and Hanson. Operating out of Merehead Quarry and Whatley …

Class 59/66 Livery List

Class 59 & Class 66 (Shed) Locomotive Livery List With 455 in total built since 1998, the class 66 is the UK's most populous diesel locomotive. It can be seen nearly anywhere on the UK rail network working trains from intermodals to aggregates, passenger railtours and engineering trains. Not all 455 class 66s are in ...

GBRf 66773 Receives New Livery

GBRf 66773 to be named this week Brighton Pride takes place this weekend, which sees GBRf’s class 66 number 66773 named “Pride of GB Railfreight”. 66773 has been undercover in the paint shop at Eastleigh Arlington for the past week. The locomotive is in standard GBRf livery, with rainbow font colour on GBRf, rainbow flags …

Touax Build New Wagons for Mendip Rail

Touax Build New Wagons for Mendip Rail Following a successful tender and signing of contracts, Touax Rail UK are pleased to announce the order of 55 new open aggregate box wagons (JNA) and 40 new aggregate hoppers (HOA) for Mendip Rail Limited. The hopper wagons will be built in Swidnica, Poland and the boxes in …

Successful Trial of Class 70 on Mendip Jumbo Train

Successful Trial of Freightliner Class 70 on Mendip Jumbo Train Last night saw the successful trial of a class 70 on a jumbo train from Merehead to Acton Terminal Complex. Freightliner class 70 number 70003 hauled the 7A91 on Thursday 19th July 2019, working 2250 out of Merehead. With approx 46 wagons, assumed loaded at …

New Livery for GB Railfreight 66747

New Livery for GB Railfreight Class 66 Number 66747 GB Railfreight locomotive class 66 number 66747 has received a new livery. 66747 was repainted at Eastleigh paint shop last week, into Newell and Wright Transport livery. Based in Sheffield, and with a container depot in Masborough, Newell & Wright Transport provide haulage and container logistics …

DB Cargo UK To Dispose Of The 59/2s

DB Cargo to sell class 59/2s DB Cargo has listed all of their class 59/2 locomotives as surplus assets up for sale. Today, alongside the Mendip 59s, the DB 59/2s work aggregate services across the southern region to locations such as Newhaven aggregates, Chichester, Purley, Crawley, Brentford and many more including as far as Hitchin. …

Freightliner 66587 Receives New Pink Livery

Freightliner 66587 Receives New Pink Livery Freightliner today announced a new livery for its class 66 locomotive number 66587. The naming ceremony took place at Southampton Docks today (Monday 10th June 2019). Freightliner 66587 was named “AS ONE WE CAN”, in OceanNetworkExp magenta livery following Freightliner’s partnership with ONE. ONE (OceanNetworkExpress) is a new global …

Trip Report – London Monday 13th May 2019

A quick trip to London on Monday 13th May 2019 Took a quick trip to London today to see the new London Overground class 710 on test, and Colas Rail’s 56302 making a rare appearance in the South East. Also saw 37601 and various 66s. It started like this … Having parked at Three Bridges …