Archive for category: Rail Freight

Union Pacific unveils special locomotive in honour of armed forces

UP No. 1943, also known as 'The Spirit', was created in collaboration with military veterans who work for the company and in respect of the number of ex-Forces personnel that have or currently work for UP.
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Green light for new South Africa-Swaziland rail link

A proposed rail freight link between South Africa and Swaziland has achieved a major milestone after proving its viability.
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Hyperloop One forms partnership with Richard Branson’s Virgin

Under the deal the company will be rebranded 'Virgin Hyperloop One' and Branson will join the board of directors.
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Increasing the lifespan of heavy haul lines in Scandinavia

Austrian firm Getzner has developed a range of new rail products to increase the service life of heavy freight in Scandinavia to even higher loads.
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Why Europe’s busiest railway collapsed at Rastatt

Around lunchtime on Saturday 12 August, groundwater broke into one of two new high-speed rail tunnels under construction for German Railways (DB) just south of the German town of Rastatt, situated on the very busy Karlsruhe to Basel main line used by up to 200 freight and another 150+ passenger services daily – the busiest […]
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Felixstowe branch line upgrade gets the go-ahead

Network Rail has been given the green light to begin a £60.4 million improvement project on the branch line that connects the Port of Felixstowe with the Great Eastern main line.
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Rastatt route re-opens in Germany

Train traffic has returned through the town of Rastatt on the Karlsruhe to Basel main line after construction work on a tunnel caused the tracks above to cave in.
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Driverless freight train completes first test run in Australia

Rio Tinto said it is still on course to launch the world's first fully automated, heavy haul service next year after completing a trial run in Western Australia.
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A new gateway to China: Europe prepares for the launch of Baku–Tbilisi–Kars railway

A new rail corridor linking Azerbaijan to Turkey via Georgia is set to launch in September, establishing a new freight link between Europe and China.
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DB Cargo UK’s first “jumbo train” from Cardiff makes maiden journey

DB Cargo and Cemex UK made history earlier this month when the freight operator's first "jumbo train" of 34 wagons made its maiden journey in the UK.
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United Wagon Company signs 5,000 freight car deal

United Wagon Company (UWC) has signed a deal to supply 5,122 freight cars within a framework strategic partnership with State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), of which the Russian Transport Ministry is the only shareholder. The vehicles have an enhanced load capacity of 75 to 77 tonnes compared to the standard 70 tonnes for freight cars […]
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