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.

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 …

DB 66109 Receives New PD Ports Livery

DB 66109 Receives New PD Ports Livery DB Cargo’s class 66 number 66109 is the latest locomotive to receive a blue livery. 66109 has recently been spotted in Tees Yard following a recent repaint into PD Ports blue livery. This follows the recent re-livery of DB Cargo’s 66005, 66047, and 66142 which have each been …

DB Cargo Announce Agreement with Maritime

DB Cargo have announced a partnership with Maritime to increase rail freight operations between the two companies. DB Cargo have liveried two of their locomotives into Maritime livery, similar to that of GB Railfreight’s 66727, seen below. DB Cargo will be contracted to run Maritime’s rail operations out of Felixstowe and Southampton intermodal rail ports. …

Understanding a TOPS List

Understanding a TOPS List A number of railway websites and gen messages provide occasional TOPS lists and locomotive location reports. These are useful to identifying the locations and current workings of freight operating company’s locomotives, but do you know what the information on a TOPS list actually means? What Is TOPS? TOPS (Total operations processing …

Best Stations for Freight In London

Best Stations in London to see freight trains London is a very busy city with lots of different railway lines and lots of freight yards and traction depots. One of the questions that is frequently asked about tripping to London by spotters is: what are the best stations to see freight? This article will share …

Get Freight Train Timetables with Freightmaster Online

Get Freight Train Timetables with Freightmaster Online Freightmaster is a premier resource for railway enthusiasts, providing timetables for rail-bourne freight trains. Unlike most train times websites, Freightmaster aims to list only the train timetables which paths are used. Old or obsolete freight train paths which rarely or never run are removed by hand making FM …

Brett Aggregates Newhaven Concrete Plant Gets Green Light

Brett Newhaven Concrete Plant Development Plans Approved by Local Council East Sussex County Council has approved the development and issued planning permission for a new concrete plant at Newhaven East Quay. Plans for the Brett Newhaven concrete plant, marine-dredged aggregates importation wharf and bagging facility was approved at a planning committee on 25th July 2018, …