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By John Jackson

somebody who has attempted to observe freight relocating on united kingdom rails within the previous few years will fully grasp those are not easy occasions for the rail freight undefined. Stand by means of any railway line and you'll need to wait it slow to determine a freight educate of any variety go by means of. certainly, many huge components of our rail community see no usual freight site visitors in any respect. opposed to a backdrop of declining volumes, the contest among a number of the freight businesses hasn't ever been so acute. The ‘big 5’ freight haulage businesses, DB shipment, Freightliner, GB Railfreight, Direct Rail companies and Colas Rail, dominate the marketplace. it truly is no shock that each one 5 businesses contain the ever-present classification sixty six inside of their fleets, with over three hundred examples of the category working around the kingdom. The observer will be forgiven for pondering that those are the one traction in use this present day. in fact they dominate the present united kingdom freight scene yet that's on no account the total tale. a number of different sessions of either diesel and electrical locomotives give a contribution to the combo of rail freight traction on reveal within the united kingdom at the present time. type 37 diesels and a lowering variety of AC electrical locomotives have notched up part a century of freight haulage. they are often visible this present day operating along more recent examples reminiscent of the category sixty eight and 70 locomotives.

With an array of infrequent and unpublished photos, John Jackson deals a desirable evaluate of the freight scene today.

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