Victa Railfreight

  • 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…

  • It’s safety first for Kent & East Sussex’s new board member

    It’s safety first for Kent & East Sussex’s new board member

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    By Geoff Courtney NEIL SIME, the founder and managing director of UK train operator Victa Railfreight, has been appointed safety director of the Kent & East Sussex Railway, the second senior post to be filled by the heritage line this year. The 57-year-old has been involved with the KESR as a volunteer since it ran…

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