Was founded in 1999 by GB Railways. Unlike competitors DB Schenker and Freightliner, the company was not formed from parts of the privatised British Railways freight sectors.
In August 2003 GB Railways was purchased by FirstGroup and GB Railfreight was rebranded First GBRf.
In November 2004 First GBRf began operating Royal Mail services using Class 325s. This was later extended until 2010.
In May 2010 FirstGroup put the business up for sale. Eurotunnel, Freightliner and SNCF were reported as being interested in the company. The company was acquired by Europorte a subsidiary of the Eurotunnel on 1 June 2010 for £26.3 million. Following the acquisition by Europorte, the company reverted to its original name and a revised version of the original livery.
Is a rail freight and logistics company, formed in the United Kingdom in 1995, and now having expanded into Australia, The Netherlands and Poland. Freightliner Limited is the largest intermodal freight transport operator in the United Kingdom. Freightliner Group is the second largest freight operating company in the UK by revenue, behind DB Schenker.
The origins of the Freightliner concept go back to the mid-
Freightliner's first single-
Dudley Freightliner Terminal, 10 miles (16 km) from Birmingham, on the site of the old railway station was opened in October 1967. This proved to be one of the most profitable such terminals in the country, while the Birmingham terminal was ultimately one of the least financially viable. Yet by 1981, Freightliner was planning to close Dudley and transfer its function to Birmingham in order to boost the latter's fortunes. However, the Dudley terminal was given a reprieve in 1983, only for closure plans to re-
Is the British rail branch of DB Schenker -
The company was established as North and South Railways in 1995 by a consortium led by Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation, and was renamed EWS the following year, following the acquisition of five of the six freight companies created by the privatisation of British Rail.
On 28 June 2007, EWS was acquired by Deutsche Bahn AG, and in 2009 it adopted the DB Schenker brand, along with Deutsche Bahn's other freight organisations in Europe (including Railion).
The company's first acquisition was that of Rail Express Systems on 9 December 1995, for £24 million. With this came the contract for the Royal Mail train service, including the Travelling Post Office trains; the contract was one of the most profitable obtained by the company.
Then, on 24 February 1996, British Rail's three trainload freight companies -
Initially it was announced that EWS would not be re branded, but on 1 January 2009 EWS, DB's existing Freight organisation Railion and their freight logistics organisation DB Schenker were re-
Is an independent freight operating railway company in Great Britain. It is composed of the rail-
The company operates aggregates trains from the Quarries of the Mendip Hills in South-
The company operates four Class 59/0 diesel locomotives owned by Aggregate Industries and four Class 59/1 locomotives owned by Hanson Aggregates.
Mendip Rail owns Merehead Traction Maintenance Depot (Merehead TMD) where the above eight rail locomotives are allocated. They can also be seen at Hither Green TMD or Eastleigh Works where they receive heavy maintenance.
Foster Yeoman first purchased its own fleet of 140 12-
As a result of poor reliability of the various locomotives used by British Rail to haul stone trains from the West Country. Foster Yeoman suggested to British Rail that it could operate its own locomotives (which would be the first privately owned engines to run on British rail tracks).
Foster Yeoman issued a tender document which requested 95% reliability. General Motors' bid was ultimately successful, in particular because their proposed design, derived from the EMD SD40-
The contract with General Motors was signed in November 1984 and the new locomotives, built at the GM plant in La Grange, Illinois, were shipped across the Atlantic in January 1986. The JT26CW-