Three new locomotives for GB Railfreight

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GB Railfreight is to lease three Class 66 locomotives are to be leased from Beacon Rail Leasing and introduced to the UK rail network from Sweden.

Prior to entering service, the locomotives will undergo upgrades in Gothenburg before being shipped to Immingham and transferred to EMD’s Longport Facility for conversion to UK specifications.

GBRf managing director John Smith said: “This move is demonstrative of why GBRf are leading the way in the rail freight sector. It’s a fantastic addition to our offer, enabling us to expand operations, while also providing the extra freight capacity the industry really needs.”

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