Three locomotives owned by Harry Needle Railroad Company (HNRC) are to be fitted with translator equipment as the company looks to offer its fleet to rail services companies.
Operators such as Rail Operations Group (ROG) have, in recent months, started winning contracts to move multiple units and carriages around the UK, and this line of work is seen as lucrative.
HNRC plans to fit equipment to a Class 31 and two Class 47s, to allow them to haul diesel and electric multiple units without the need to use translator vehicles. This follows similar work ROG has undertaken on Class 37/7s it hires from Europhoenix.
- For more on this story, read RAIL 797, published on March 30.