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2017-02-28 - [GB] Colas Rail 70812 arrives in the UK

Home News Archive 2017-02-28 - [GB] Colas Rail 70812 arrives in the UK

Colas 70812 on its maiden trip out on the network, 0K70 Gladstone Dock, Liverpool to Crewe Basford Hall yard, photographed on the freight avoiding line behind Crewe station. Picture by David Moreton.

As the first of seven additional Class 70 PowerHaul locomotives ordered from GE Transportation by Colas Rail, 70812 was unloaded from the Atlantic Sail at Liverpool Seaforth docks on February 25, 2017. Two days later, on February 27, it was moved from its road trailer onto British rails in anticipation of moving it out of the port.

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