British manufacturer delivers first battery shunter to Freightliner

Image: Clayton, Beacon Rail, GBRf

Freightliner in the UK has taken delivery of a brand new shunting and switching locomotive with a difference. It is entirely battery-powered. The designated Class 18 locomotive has been built by the British manufacturer Clayton, which has a long history of involvement in the UK railway industry. The locomotive has been financed by rolling stock leasing company Beacon Rail. It will be deployed at Freightliner’s Basford Hall complex in Crewe.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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