Arlington Fleet Services

  • Locomotive Services buys Class 86 and 87 from ETL

    Locomotive Services buys Class 86 and 87 from ETL

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    TWO former West Coast AC electric locomotives have been bought by Locomotive Services Limited from Electric Traction Ltd (ETL). The last mainline Class 87 – No. 87002 Royal Sovereign – along with 86101 Sir William A Stanier FRS had been hired by ETL to GB Railfreight for working empty stock from the Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston…

  • Kent & East Sussex gives green light to   Restaurant Car restoration at Eastleigh

    Kent & East Sussex gives green light to Restaurant Car restoration at Eastleigh

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    A 1961-BUILT BR Mk1 unclassed Restaurant Car left the railway on July 30 for full restoration by Arlington Fleet Services at Eastleigh. It had stood in the open at the Kent & East Sussex Railway (KESR) since 2003. The £200,000 refurbishment will see No. 1987 transformed into a new kitchen car for the KESR’s ‘Wealden Pullman’…

  • Class 50s unveiled in GB Railfreight livery

    Class 50s unveiled in GB Railfreight livery

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    THE close and growing relationship between the Class 50 Alliance and GB Railfreight has been underlined with the repainting of two of the former’s locomotives in GB colours as part of an on-going hire agreement. No. 50007 Hercules and 50049 Defiance were unveiled on March 20 at Eastleigh Works after the repaint by Arlington Fleet Services.…

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