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DB Schenker unveils new look for UK rail freight at the National Railway Museum, York

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Wednesday 21 January 2009


DB Schenker, Britain’s largest rail freight company, will reveal the newest brand in the UK rail freight market on Friday 23 January.

 

A class 59 locomotive owned by DB Schenker and used for hauling trains loaded with aggregate materials in southern Britain will be put on display at the National Railway Museum in York prior to a formal naming ceremony.

 

The locomotive will take pride of place as a modern ‘temporary exhibit’ on the National Railway Museum’s working turntable. In recognition of the important role the museum has in recording the ever evolving railway in Britain, DB Schenker felt it was the right place to display its new look for rail freight in the UK.

 

Visitors to the museum on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 January will have a rare opportunity to view the newest and brightest brand in the UK rail freight market at close hand, before it departs to start hauling freight trains under the DB Schenker name.

 

A DB Schenker spokesperson said: “The strategy of DB Schenker is clear. We are working to grow the volume of freight hauled on Britain’s railway, and in doing so reduce CO2 emissions by transferring freight from road to rail. DB Schenker is a proud supporter of the National Railway Museum and we are pleased that its visitors will be the first people to view our new livery and brand, which is targeted towards growing UK rail freight.”

 

The National Railway Museum is open from 1000 until 1800 each day and admission is free.


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