First Class 60 locomotive spotted in Cappagh livery

Cappagh Group of Companies is currently gearing up the first Class 60 locomotive to carry its construction materials across the UK in the new year. Almost ready to go, the loc was doing rounds on social media, showcasing its new yellow-blue livery.

“Number three Class 60 looking good in Cappagh livery at Toton today. Final testing will be completed this week and the loco will enter service with DCRail in the new year”, posted David Fletcher, Director of Rail at DCRail on Linkedin, accompanied by the picture below.

Heaviest cargo

The unit is the first of a series of four of the same type, to be delivered to the company by summer 2020. The locomotive number 60046 has the capability to haul the heaviest trains currently running in the UK and has been modernised for Cappagh by DB Cargo (UK) Limited at its engineering facility near Nottingham. The locomotive carries the name ‘William Wilberforce’, which commemorates the leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade in the United Kingdom.

The new units are reserved to haul trains of materials to a new facility for construction freight hub near Wembley in northern London. This facility will be opened in 2020, poised to generate a shift from road to rail when it comes to aggregates and construction soils. With the capability to handle trains conveying over 2,200 tonnes of material the new hub will be one of the most efficient rail terminals in the capital.

DC Rail

DCRail is the rail freight operating company that is part of the London based Cappagh Group of Companies. It specialises in the movement of construction materials by rail for customers in the UK.

Cappagh Group of Companies provides a wide range of construction services and has an annual turnover of over 100 million British pounds. Cappagh Group operates through its companies Cappagh Contractors, Cappagh Public Works, Express Concrete, Allen Watson and DCRail.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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