UK Rail Leasing

  • Victa Peak Forest ‘super shunters’ bow out – but new hoppers come on stream

    Victa Peak Forest ‘super shunters’ bow out – but new hoppers come on stream

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    REPORTS suggest Victa Railfreight has replaced its hired Class 56 ‘super shunters’ at Peak Forest in Derbyshire with Class 66s.  Privately owned Colas and latterly UK Rail Leasing ‘56s’ have been used over the last couple of years, but slow speed operation and excessive idling have led to numerous failures, and their replacement with more…

  • Mirrlees Class 37 almost ready for main line action

    Mirrlees Class 37 almost ready for main line action

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    EUROPHOENIX No. 37901 Mirrlees Pioneer basks in the winter sun at UK Rail Leasing’s Leicester depot on February 12.  The Mirrlees-engined prototype has been restored to working order and is now awaiting the completion of some internal work before returning to the main line.  UKRL plans to use it as an interim depot shunter at Leicester, but it…

  • British Line Society secures Thunderer for railtour return after 28-year gap

    British Line Society secures Thunderer for railtour return after 28-year gap

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    THE Branch Line Society has scored a major coup by securing Garcia Hanson’s No. 50008 Thunderer for a railtour on July 27.  The ‘50’ has been active on the main line for several years, but to date has only hauled passenger trains on heritage railways.  Its last railtour outing is thought to have been in October…

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