GB Railfreight Class 59 ready soon

GB Railfreight expects 59003 Yeoman Highlander to be ready for traffic at the end of February or beginning of March.

The Class 59 was bought from German-based Heavy Haul Power International (HHPI) on August 19 2014, and repatriated from Germany on October 9 2014. It left the UK for Germany in 1997.

The locomotive is currently being re-activated for UK use at Arlington Fleet Services’ Eastleigh Works.

  •  For more on this story, see RAIL 767, published on February 4.

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