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    Urgent TOPS Requests

    Thanks a lot Tom
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    Urgent TOPS Requests

    Hi, Please can someone tell me what's working the 1048 Belmont Down Yard to Angerstein Wharf Norris today? https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R00263/2020-10-08/detailed Thanks
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    Rail Freight Flows and News UK

    https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2020/09/new-madrid-to-london-freight-train-service-begins-thanks-to-tesco.html Is this a genuine new flow, or a bit of a truth twist like the article in post 201? Interestingly at the end it says that permits have been requested to increase the weight of cargo on HS1...
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    Rail Freight Flows and News UK

    Tesco has launched a new £5m investment programme to get more freight onto rail, particularly in the north of England. This includes 500 new rail boxes and 2 new stacking cranes. The new service will run between Daventry and Middlesborough according to the article...
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    Rail Freight Flows and News UK

    Friday 14th August saw a DRS operated stone train from Barrow to Sellafield, using the JNA wagons which had recently been trialled on the Sizewell line. I don't know if this will be a short term or long term contract?
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    West Coast Railways Timber Trains.

    I see! That's interesting to know, thanks.
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    West Coast Railways Timber Trains.

    Obviously WCR are using the same locomotives for these trains as on their passenger trains, but is special training needed for their drivers to move onto freight? I was thinking about the same concept as when a tractor driver has to take a trailer test even though he can drive a tractor already.
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    Rail Freight Flows and News UK

    Any idea why WCR has moved into rail freight?!
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    Rail Freight Flows and News UK

    A new flow of stone operated by DB has started, running from Moreton - on - Lugg to the new aggregates terminal at Small Heath. I believe today's working is the second loaded train.
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    6Z66 GBRf Wimbledon 15/07 @ 13:38

    I think it was a test run for 66790, from what I read on WNXX.
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    Huntingdon to Didcot Parkway - Which route should I take?

    Thanks very much for your detailed replies. Much appreciated. It looks as though I will choose the London route then.
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    Huntingdon to Didcot Parkway - Which route should I take?

    Hi all, I might be taking a trip to see my relatives in Oxfordshire next week. My route options are: Huntingdon - Peterborough - Birmingham New Street - Oxford - Didcot, or Huntingdon - St. Pancras - tube - Paddington - Didcot. I can't travel by car, so I'm wondering what would be the best rail...
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    Rail Freight Flows and News UK

    I see. Thanks!
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    Rail Freight Flows and News UK

    A new flow of paper slurry from Aberdeen to Spalding, where it is transferred to road transport onwards to King's Lynn, has started, operated by Colas. What would be the reason for not taking it all the way to King's Lynn by rail out of interest?
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    Rail Freight Flows and News UK

    I have just updated the title of the thread to 'Rail Freight Flows and News UK' to better reflect the thread content.

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