Topic: Tarmac

Freightliner jumbo trains anniversary

Freightliner’s ‘two for one’ deal has passed the milestone of its first year of operations. The carrier has been running their ‘jumbo’ trains for over twelve months, combining two bulk aggregates trains into one working...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK’s Holy Grail could be retractable electric supply

A ground-breaking design incorporating retractable overhead electric traction could be the answer that the UK rail freight industry has been waiting for. A collaboration between Swiss-headquartered engineering specialists Furrer and Frey, aggregates company Tarmac, and...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Spark of genius at UK cement plant

Construction company Tarmac is collaborating with electrical engineering specialists Furrer+Frey to develop a retractable overhead electrical supply system suitable for freight terminals. The chosen site for trials is at Dunbar near Edinburgh, where Tarmac operates...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK Freightliner goes large for aggregates…again

The UK operator Freightliner, part of the American-owned Genesee & Wyoming corporation, has successfully completed a trial running of another ‘Jumbo’ aggregates service between the Peak District and London for customers Tarmac. At nearly 4000...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Bridge works begin on key UK freight route

Network Rail, the UK infrastructure agency, is beginning a programme of works on the 144-year-old Ribblehead Viaduct, the key link on the Settle-Carlisle Line. The huge viaduct carries freight and passenger traffic through the north...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Tarmac funded to move more freight to rail

The Scottish Government has allocated 1.49 million British pounds (1.72 million euros) to Tarmac in a Freight Facilities Grant (FFG). The grant, part of a funding initiative that has been dormant, will make possible significant...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

GB Railfreight revamps coal hoppers for Tarmac

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has converted dozens of traditional ‘coal hopper’ rail freight cars to move construction aggregate from quarries operated by Tarmac in the UK. Also known as Vulcan wagons, they have had the middle...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy