In exciting news, Beacon has delivered a next generation Class 18 hybrid+ shunting locomotive to GB Railfreight (GBRf).
Manufactured by Clayton Equipment Ltd, the Class 18 is powered by an onboard battery, with charging through a three-phase electric supply, or via a regenerative braking system.
The Bo-Bo locomotive is also self-contained, with an onboard diesel engine which meets EU Stage V emissions standards.
We are enthusiastic about bringing this new class of much needed sustainable locomotives to the market.
Rob Dee, Chief Commercial Officer of Beacon, said:
“We are very pleased to have delivered the first of our order of 15 Class 18 hybrid+ shunting locomotives to GB Railfreight. This is a key milestone in our delivery program and we look forward to working with GB Railfreight through their trial period. This locomotive will offer our customers a greener, sustainable option for railfreight operations in the UK against the backdrop of targets to reduce emissions”.
Chief Commercial Officer
Beacon Rail Leasing
Adam Cunliffe, Chief Executive Officer
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