Freightliner trials Class 70 on Mendips train

Freightliner hauled an aggregates train between Merehead and Acton on July 17 using one of its Class 70 locomotives, ahead of the company taking over the Mendip freight contract from DB Cargo.

Bulk Commercial Director for G&W’s UK/Europe Region companies, David Israel said: “Under the Mendip contract, Freightliner will haul an expected eight million tonnes of aggregate per year, so it was crucial that we tested the maximum haulage capability using one of our Class 70 locomotives.


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