Acton Works

  • ‘Jumbo Train’ success for Freightliner Class 70

    ‘Jumbo Train’ success for Freightliner Class 70



    FREIGHTLINER’S trial run of a Mendip Rail ‘jumbo train’ using a Class 70 diesel has been hailed as an outstanding success by the operators.  No. 70003 hauled a train weighing 4,624 tonnes between Merehead Quarry in Somerset and Acton Yard in West London on July 17. These trains are currently the heaviest in the UK and…

  • Final Barbican Heritage Tour

    Final Barbican Heritage Tour



    This is likely to be the last heritage train to traverse the top of the Circle Line because of CBTC work.

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