Rail Freight

The Rastatt crisis: how much economic damage was caused?

Europe's leading rail freight organisations have pooled their resources to assess the economic impact of the Rastatt crisis.

Record-breaking 1.8km-long grain train in Australia

A 1.8km-long freight train delivered more than 9,000 tonnes of wheat to a grain terminal in Western Australia on April 19 - the longest and largest grain train ever operated in the country.

Canadian National to lease 350 new wagons by end of 2018

CN said that the wagons are being obtained to meet a growing demand in forest products and metals business from customers across North America.

Work starts on £225m Luton Airport automated people-mover

A VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier joint venture is the project's civil works contractor and Doppelmayr Cable Car UK is supplying the APM system.

Newag secures €93m locomotive modernisation deal from PKP Cargo

PKP Cargo, the largest rail freight operator in Poland, has awarded Newag a contract to modernise 60 SM48 series diesel locomotives.

Containers (Lots of) from China

In issue 86 (December 2011), Rail Engineer reported on the £650 million Russian Railways “Transsib in Seven Days” project to increase the capacity of the Trans-Siberian railway to enable it to carry transit traffic from South East Asia to Europe in seven days.

Italian freight operator launches new service using converted high-speed trains

Mercitalia, the freight arm of Italy's state-owned railway, has unveiled plans to convert high-speed passenger trains for freight.

DB Cargo buys out Green Cargo stake in Scandinavian joint venture

The Danish rail freight company was established by the two parties in 2008 to "outmanoeuvre competitors in the Scandinavian market" but after 10 years the partnership is ending. 

Stadler sells new SALi loco model to Bolivia

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has received an order to supply three metre-gauge locomotives to Bolivia's Ferroviaria Andina (Andean Railway) FCA.

BNSF announces $3.3bn investment plan for 2018

The value of the programme is similar to the $3.4 billion capital investment plan from 2017.
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