Topic: Electric

Varamis train on the platform at Birmingham International station

Carousel Logistics spin right round with Varamis Rail

Carousel Logistics has joined forces with the UK’s first electric-only high-speed rail freight operator to develop a zero-emission cargo route between Birmingham and Glasgow. The partnership was formed in February after Varamis got their service...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Meet the AMPS all-battery electric locomotive

NEW LOCOMOTIVERail operator OmniTRAX has acquired its first all-battery electric locomotive, expanding capacity on its northern Ohio rail lines. The firm purchased the new GP9-based battery-electric switching locomotive from engine developer Alternative Motive Power Systems (AMPS)...Read more
|Comment|author: Malcolm Ramsay

Rail freight Canada goes electric

North America, where diesel rules supreme, is about to see a shift in freight haulage hierarchy. One trans-continental carrier is about to break ranks, with a plan to ditch the diesel and bank on batteries....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton