Timber train anoint to depart at Altnabreac

Timber triumphantly returns to Scottish railways after eleven-year break

West Coast Railways is providing the motive power for timber train trials in the North of Scotland (Rail Freight in Scotland Twitter Feed)Source Rail Freight in Scotland / Victa Rail / Twitter

Trails have successfully begun to move timber by rail in Scotland for the first time in over a decade. The southbound flow originates at Georgemas Junction, and has potential to breathe new life into Scotland’s Far North Line, and on sparsely populated lines elsewhere. The first train ran this week, carrying a consignment from the small terminal to Inverness, a distance of just under 150 miles (240 kilometres).

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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