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.

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 …

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. …