Freightliner Takes Over Mendip Stone Trains

Freightliner Begins Working Mendip Stone Trains

Hanson Class 59
Hanson Class 59(104) seen at Newhaven Day Aggregates having worked 6O01 from Acton TC. The 59s now belong to Freightliner and will continue to be used on these Mendip workings as before. It’s not clear whether they’ll be repainted into G&W livery , but debranding has already commenced on the 59/2s.

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 Quarry, Freightliner will work the jumbo trains from these quarries to Acton yard in London, and Westbury Yard in Somerset.

Further reading: Freightliner class 70 successful trial on Mendip Jumbo Train

Onwards from Acton and Westbury, Freightliner will now operate aggregate trains across the South to Eastleigh, Botley, Newhaven, Ardingly, Crawley, and as far as Chelmsford in Essex. For the past few months, Freightliner have already taken over the Mendip workings for the Chichester Stone.

The Mendip contract was previously held by DB Cargo.

As part of the agreement, Freightliner have also purchased outright, Mendip’s eight class 59 locomotives.

59001  XYPO Aggregate Industries
59002  XYPO Aggregate Industries
59004  XYPO Aggregate Industries
59005  XYPO Aggregate Industries
59101  XYPA Hanson
59102  XYPA Hanson
59103  XYPA Hanson
59104  XYPA Hanson

Pool codes subject to change Sunday.

Aggregate Industries Class 59
An Aggregate Industries Class 59 at Copyhold Junction

The purchase of the Mendip class 59/0s and 59/1s compliment’s their strong fleet of class 66/4, 66/5, 66/9 and class 66/6 locomotives. Freightliner also operate 19 class 70 locomotives although with replacement parts scarce, many of Freightliner’s class 70s are in storage at Leeds.

Freightliner Mendip Trains

Not all South East stone trains will be hauled by Freightliner, for it is only those that originate from the Mendips that are FL operated. Eg the Thursday working between Acton TC and Newhaven Day Aggregates remains DB for the Brentford ash flow, whilst M Tu W Fr workings change hands.

Below, I have exported a list of services which originate from one of the Somerset quarries (Merehead, Whatley) or one of their virtual quarry or distribution centers (Westbury, Acton TC etc).

I have made the assumption that the below are now operated by Freightliner and not DB Cargo, because their schedule start date is 4th November, and they’re in as WTT. Otherwise they would have been in the December WTT update instead.

If there is anything incorrect with the below table, or if a working isn’t Freightliner mendip train, please let us know in the comments (jump to comments) and we’ll hide it.

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Starts From Dest Run Days
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. ARDINGLY M Tu  W Th
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. ALLINGTON A.R.C. SDG. M
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. THEALE A.R.C M Tu  Th
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. M
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. CHELMSFORD RECP. M
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. BOW ECCQ PRIVATE SIDINGS M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. MEREHEAD QUARRY M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. MEREHEAD QUARRY M Tu  W Th
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. MEREHEAD QUARRY M
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. WHATLEY QUARRY M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. PURFLEET FOSTER YEOMAN M
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. MEREHEAD QUARRY M Tu  Th
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. WHATLEY QUARRY M
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. M Tu  W Th
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. DAWLEY LOOP M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. STEWARTS LANE – DAYS M
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. PURLEY FOSTER YEOMAN M Tu  Th F
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. TOLWORTH SDGS M W
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. CRAWLEY FOSTER YEOMAN M
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. NEWHAVEN DAY AGGREGATES M Tu  W F
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. HARLOW MILL RECP. M
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. PURLEY FOSTER YEOMAN M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 ACTON T.C. CRAWLEY FOSTER YEOMAN M Tu  Th F
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. ALLINGTON A.R.C. SDG. Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. Tu  Th
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. CHELMSFORD RECP. Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. BRENTFORD TOWN DAY & SONS Tu  Th
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. MEREHEAD QUARRY Tu  W Th
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. PURFLEET FOSTER YEOMAN Tu  Th
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. MEREHEAD QUARRY Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. CRAWLEY FOSTER YEOMAN Tu
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. STEWARTS LANE – DAYS Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 ACTON T.C. HARLOW MILL RECP. Tu  Th F
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. BRENTFORD TOWN DAY & SONS W
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. THEALE A.R.C W F
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. W F
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. PURFLEET FOSTER YEOMAN W
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. WATFORD LONDON CONCRETE W
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. MEREHEAD QUARRY W F
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. PURLEY FOSTER YEOMAN W
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. CRAWLEY FOSTER YEOMAN W Th F
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. HARLOW MILL RECP. W
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. CHURCHYARD SDGS TARMAC W
06/11/19 ACTON T.C. CLIFFE HILL STUD FM QUARRY W
07/11/19 ACTON T.C. CRAWLEY FOSTER YEOMAN Th
08/11/19 ACTON T.C. ARDINGLY F
08/11/19 ACTON T.C. MEREHEAD QUARRY F
08/11/19 ACTON T.C. PURFLEET FOSTER YEOMAN F
08/11/19 ACTON T.C. WATFORD LONDON CONCRETE F
08/11/19 ACTON T.C. DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. F
09/11/19 ACTON T.C. BRENTFORD TOWN DAY & SONS Sa
09/11/19 ACTON T.C. THEALE A.R.C Sa
09/11/19 ACTON T.C. MEREHEAD QUARRY Sa
09/11/19 ACTON T.C. CLIFFE HILL STUD FM QUARRY Sa
09/11/19 ACTON T.C. ALLINGTON A.R.C. SDG. Sa
04/11/19 ARDINGLY ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th
08/11/19 ARDINGLY ACTON T.C. F
05/11/19 AVONMOUTH BENNETS SIDING ACTON T.C. Tu  Th
06/11/19 AVONMOUTH BENNETS SIDING WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. W
08/11/19 AVONMOUTH BENNETS SIDING WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. F
04/11/19 AVONMOUTH HANSONS SIDING WHATLEY QUARRY M Tu  W Th F
06/11/19 AVONMOUTH HANSONS SIDING WHATLEY QUARRY W F
04/11/19 BOTLEY AGGREGATE SDGS. MEREHEAD QUARRY M
05/11/19 BOTLEY AGGREGATE SDGS. MEREHEAD QUARRY Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 BOW ECCQ PRIVATE SIDINGS ACTON T.C. Tu  Th
06/11/19 BOW ECCQ PRIVATE SIDINGS ACTON T.C. W F
09/11/19 BOW ECCQ PRIVATE SIDINGS ACTON T.C. Sa
04/11/19 BRENTFORD TOWN DAY & SONS ACTON T.C. M
04/11/19 BRENTFORD TOWN DAY & SONS ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th F
06/11/19 BRENTFORD TOWN DAY & SONS ACTON T.C. W
09/11/19 BRENTFORD TOWN DAY & SONS ACTON T.C. Sa
04/11/19 CHELMSFORD RECP. ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 CHICHESTER RECP. MEREHEAD QUARRY Tu  W F
07/11/19 CHICHESTER RECP. MEREHEAD QUARRY Th
04/11/19 CHURCHYARD SDGS TARMAC WHATLEY QUARRY M Tu  W Th F
09/11/19 CHURCHYARD SDGS TARMAC ACTON T.C. Sa
07/11/19 CLIFFE HILL STUD FM QUARRY WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. Th
05/11/19 COLNBROOK FOSTER YEOMAN MEREHEAD QUARRY Tu  Th
09/11/19 COLNBROOK FOSTER YEOMAN MEREHEAD QUARRY Sa
04/11/19 CRAWLEY FOSTER YEOMAN ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 CRAWLEY FOSTER YEOMAN ACTON T.C. Tu  Th
06/11/19 CRAWLEY FOSTER YEOMAN ACTON T.C. W
04/11/19 DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. WHATLEY QUARRY M Tu  W Th
04/11/19 DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. WHATLEY QUARRY M Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. ACTON T.C. Tu  W Th F
06/11/19 DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. ACTON T.C. W
08/11/19 DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. WHATLEY QUARRY F
09/11/19 DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. ACTON T.C. Sa
09/11/19 DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. Sa
04/11/19 DAWLEY LOOP WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. M Tu  Th F
04/11/19 EASTLEIGH AGGREGATE SDGS. MEREHEAD QUARRY M
04/11/19 EASTLEIGH AGGREGATE SDGS. MEREHEAD QUARRY M Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 EASTLEIGH AGGREGATE SDGS. MEREHEAD QUARRY Tu  W Th F
09/11/19 EASTLEIGH AGGREGATE SDGS. MEREHEAD QUARRY Sa
04/11/19 EXETER RIVERSIDE N.Y. WESTBURY DOWN T.C. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 FAREHAM A.R.C. SIDINGS WHATLEY QUARRY M F
05/11/19 FAREHAM A.R.C. SIDINGS WHATLEY QUARRY Tu  W Th
05/11/19 FERME PARK LONDON CONCRETE DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. Tu  Th
04/11/19 HAMWORTHY B.C.I WHATLEY QUARRY M
05/11/19 HAMWORTHY B.C.I WHATLEY QUARRY Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 HARLOW MILL RECP. ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th F
09/11/19 MACHEN QUARRY WESTBURY DOWN T.C. Sa
03/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY ACTON T.C. Su
04/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY ACTON T.C. M
04/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th
04/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY WOOTTON BASSETT F.Y. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY WESTBURY DOWN T.C. M Tu  W Th
04/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY EASTLEIGH AGGREGATE SDGS. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY THEALE FOSTER YEOMAN M W
04/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY WOKING DOWN YARD M Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY ACTON T.C. Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY THEALE FOSTER YEOMAN Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY CHICHESTER RECP. Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY THEALE FOSTER YEOMAN Tu  Th F
08/11/19 MEREHEAD QUARRY WESTBURY DOWN T.C. F
04/11/19 NEWHAVEN DAY AGGREGATES ACTON T.C. M W F
05/11/19 NEWHAVEN DAY AGGREGATES ACTON T.C. Tu
04/11/19 OXFORD BANBURY ROAD SDGS ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 OXFORD BANBURY ROAD SDGS WHATLEY QUARRY M Tu  W Th F
09/11/19 OXFORD BANBURY ROAD SDGS WHATLEY QUARRY Sa
04/11/19 PURFLEET FOSTER YEOMAN ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 PURLEY FOSTER YEOMAN ACTON T.C. M Th
05/11/19 PURLEY FOSTER YEOMAN ACTON T.C. Tu  W F
04/11/19 STEWARTS LANE – DAYS ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th
05/11/19 STEWARTS LANE – DAYS ACTON T.C. Tu  W Th
08/11/19 STEWARTS LANE – DAYS ACTON T.C. F
09/11/19 STEWARTS LANE – DAYS ACTON T.C. Sa
04/11/19 THEALE A.R.C ACTON T.C. M Tu  Th
06/11/19 THEALE A.R.C ACTON T.C. W F
09/11/19 THEALE A.R.C ACTON T.C. Sa
04/11/19 THEALE FOSTER YEOMAN MEREHEAD QUARRY M W Th
05/11/19 THEALE FOSTER YEOMAN MEREHEAD QUARRY Tu  Th
04/11/19 TOLWORTH SDGS ACTON T.C. M W
03/11/19 TOTON NORTH YARD ALLINGTON A.R.C. SDG. Su
04/11/19 TYTHERINGTON APPLEFORD SIDINGS M Tu  W Th F
06/11/19 WATFORD LONDON CONCRETE ACTON T.C. W
04/11/19 WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. ACTON T.C. M Tu  Th
04/11/19 WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th
06/11/19 WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. ACTON T.C. W
08/11/19 WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. ACTON T.C. F
09/11/19 WEST DRAYTON A.R.C. DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. Sa
03/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. EASTLEIGH AGGREGATE SDGS. Su
03/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. BOTLEY AGGREGATE SDGS. Su
04/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. FAREHAM A.R.C. SIDINGS M F
04/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. EASTLEIGH AGGREGATE SDGS. M Tu  W Th
04/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. BOTLEY AGGREGATE SDGS. M Tu  W Th
04/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. HAMWORTHY B.C.I M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. EXETER RIVERSIDE N.Y. M Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. FAREHAM A.R.C. SIDINGS Tu  W Th
08/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. EASTLEIGH AGGREGATE SDGS. F
08/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. BOTLEY AGGREGATE SDGS. F
09/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. OXFORD BANBURY ROAD SDGS Sa
09/11/19 WESTBURY DOWN T.C. AVONMOUTH BENNETS SIDING Sa
05/11/19 WESTBURY UP T.C. OXFORD BANBURY ROAD SDGS Tu  W Th
05/11/19 WESTBURY UP T.C. AVONMOUTH BENNETS SIDING Tu  Th
06/11/19 WESTBURY UP T.C. AVONMOUTH BENNETS SIDING W
08/11/19 WESTBURY UP T.C. AVONMOUTH BENNETS SIDING F
09/11/19 WESTBURY UP T.C. MACHEN QUARRY Sa
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY ACTON T.C. M Tu  W Th
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY CHURCHYARD SDGS TARMAC M Tu  Th F
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY APPLEFORD SIDINGS M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY OXFORD BANBURY ROAD SDGS M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY OXFORD BANBURY ROAD SDGS M F
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY THEALE FOSTER YEOMAN M
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY WESTBURY DOWN T.C. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY AVONMOUTH HANSONS SIDING M
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY DAGENHAM DOCK A.R.C. M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY CHURCHYARD SDGS TARMAC M
05/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY ACTON T.C. Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY THEALE FOSTER YEOMAN Tu  Th
05/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY AVONMOUTH HANSONS SIDING Tu  W Th F
05/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY AVONMOUTH HANSONS SIDING Tu  Th
05/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY THEALE A.R.C Tu
06/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY ACTON T.C. W
08/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY ACTON T.C. F
09/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY CHURCHYARD SDGS TARMAC Sa
09/11/19 WHATLEY QUARRY ACTON T.C. Sa
04/11/19 WOKING DOWN YARD MEREHEAD QUARRY M Tu  W Th F
04/11/19 WOOTTON BASSETT F.Y. MEREHEAD QUARRY M Tu  Th
06/11/19 WOOTTON BASSETT F.Y. MEREHEAD QUARRY W F

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