Rail upgrade honoured with loco baptism
GB Railfreight (GBRf) and UK’s infrastructure manager Network Rail have named a locomotive to celebrate the completion of major upgrade works to Bescot Local Distribution Centre (LDC), UK.
The Class 66 locomotive No. 66795 has been named ‘Bescot LDC’ and was unveiled at the West Midlands-based facility. As part of the major upgrade project for the GBP 1.5 million (EUR 1.768 million Bescot LDC, GBRf completed a series of works to repair and renew underinvested and unsafe track at the site.
This included the removal of abandoned buildings, lighting upgrade works, installation of Armco crash barriers, new safe walking routes and safety steps, and the reinstatement of derelict siding 1 by using recycled rail and sleepers. (ben)