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  • Eurostar announces new boss to continue operator’s Covid recovery

    Eurostar announces new boss to continue operator’s Covid recovery

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    Cross-Channel train operator Eurostar has appointed a new chief executive as it continues its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • British-built steam centenary celebrated in southern France

    British-built steam centenary celebrated in southern France

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    Former SNCF 2-8-0 No. 140C38 is seen at Bugeat, on the line between Limoges and Meymac, on September 8, complete with headboard for the loco’s centenary (it was built by Vulcan Foundry in 1919 [works number 3237]). Preserved ex-SNCF diesel BB 63895 is behind the steam loco as emergency back up in the event of failure.…

  • Vossloh delivers new ‘DE18’ locos across Europe

    Vossloh delivers new ‘DE18’ locos across Europe

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    LOCOMOTIVE builder Vossloh, which opened a new factory in Kiel-Suchsdorf in northern Germany last year, is building up to 50 new diesel locos a year. Currently, all those being built are its new four-axle ‘DE18’ design. Unlike previous Vossloh designs these are diesel-electric locos and incorporate an MTU 12V 4000 R43L engine. Many have been bought…

  • Abellio awarded East Midlands franchise – after DfT disqualifies Stagecoach

    Abellio awarded East Midlands franchise – after DfT disqualifies Stagecoach

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    A decision by the Department for Transport (DfT) to award the East Midlands rail franchise to Abellio in the face of the disqualification of incumbent Stagecoach could have far reaching effects on rail franchising. The decision could lead to the Virgin Trains name disappearing, company founder Sir Richard Branson has admitted. .@VirginTrains can’t accept a…

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