Month: July 2019

GBRf’s £2 Million Refurbished Class 92 to Enter Caledonian Sleeper Service

GB Railfreight are pleased to announce that Locomotive 92006 has re-entered service following a £2 million refurbishment at Wabtec’s Brush Traction facility in Loughborough. The Class 92 will be used on the Caledonian Sleeper route once it has completed testing. Originally completed in 1996, the Class 92 last ran in 2006 before being placed into …

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GB Railfreight and Newell & Wright unveil new ‘Made in Sheffield’ Locomotive

(Photo credit: Richard Gennis) GB Railfreight and Newell & Wright are pleased to announce the naming of the new Class 66 locomotive at a dedicated naming ceremony held today (9 July) at DP World’s, London Gateway site, in Thurrock. The new locomotive, called ‘Made in Sheffield’, was unveiled by John Smith, Managing Director of GBRf, …

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EVENING STANDARD: More rail freight can help London be greener

By John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight When we think of London’s rail network, images of commuters packed tightly onto trains heading into the capital for the daily grind comes to mind. The well-worn route for millions of people is a reminder of the dependence London has on its rail network. Transporting the capital’s …

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