Topic: Timber

Timber yard planned for Scottish Highlands

The multinational timber processing company West Fraser would like a rail freight terminal at its Highland mill. The company has begun the planning application process. If it is successful it would see raw timber trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Colas Class 70 locomotive at the head of a timber train

Seeing the wood for the trees

Another UK timber trial project has seen a flow return to rail freight. A sawmill in Abergavenny in Wales has received its first load of rail-transported timber since 2004. The rebirth of the load is down...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Further calls for Scotland-England timber traffic

UK timber extraction by rail lags behind European practice, but campaigners propose changes that would help redress the balance. Major reserves on the border between England and Scotland are maturing, and environmental and legal considerations...Read more
|3 comments|author: Simon Walton

Nurminen puts major exporter on Eurasian tracks

An export train full of sawn timber departed from Kotka, Finland, towards Chongqing, China, last week. Nurminen Logistics set up the train for Versowood, the largest Finnish producer and exporter of sawn timber. The transiting...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

GBRf pitches for Scottish business

The head of a leading rail freight operator in Britain has made its case for more business in Scotland, which would grow the overall market and reduce rural road miles. John Smith, the founder and chief...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Future for UK timber trains in Scotland

There are fresh calls for a more sustainable approach to the timber industry, and a new look at bringing back rail as the prime mover. However, even supporters say there are considerable commercial challenges. Timber trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton