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.

Newhaven Marine & Port Development Documentation

Newhaven Marine & Port Development Documentation Development of Newhaven East Quay and Newhaven Marine continues into 2020. This post will document the developments taking place, and the reinstatement of Newhaven Marine for freight trains for the Brett marine dredged aggregates importation wharf and bagging facility. All pictures taken from public footpaths and safe places. January …

Class 73s Over The Last Decade

Class 73s Over The Last Decade The class 73 electro-diesel locomotives are a common sight around Kent and Sussex. The purpose of this post is to share some photos of the different liveries that the class 73s have worn in recent times, mostly the past decade. Because otherwise these photos would sit on my computer …

Southampton Eastern Docks Freight Only Line

Southampton Eastern Docks Freight Only Branch Line The Southampton Eastern Docks branch is a freight only line in Southampton. From St Denys, the 4 lines split in to 2 adjacent to Northam Train Depot that go to Southampton Central station, and 2 that continue south. 2 sidings next to the football stadium are used to …

Freight Trains at Dudding Hill Junction

Freight Trains at Dudding Hill Junction Dudding Hill Junction is on the Dudding Hill Line between Acton and Cricklewood, which is used only by freight trains. Trains run from the Midland Mainline to Cricklewood where southbound trains turn off at Brent Curve Junction, and northbound trains turn off at Cricklewood Curve Junction. From the other …

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 …