Category «Rail Freight»

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 …

Ardingly Freight Only Branch Line

Ardingly Freight Only Branch Line Ardingly is a freight only branch line to the north of Haywards Heath. The Ardingly branch once ran from Haywards Health to Horsted Keynes – now part of the Bluebell Railway heritage line. Today, Ardingly is served several times a week by Freightliner Mendip trains where aggregates from the Mendip …

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 …

Locomotive Pool Codes List

Locomotive Pool Codes List We’ve had a list of locomotive TOPS pool codes on Rail Record live train times for some time now, in the members area where you edit a train’s information. It’s not very clear as it’s all in a drop down list, so what we’ve done is we’ve compiled a list of …

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, …