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January 8th, 2012, 01:43 PM
DIRECT RAIL SERVICES INVESTS IN NEW DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES
Press release 05/01/12

Direct Rail Services (DRS), the UKs leading rail freight operator, has recently ordered a fleet to of newly designed mixed traffic diesel locomotives for use in its key Intermodal and passenger train operations.

The Vossloh Espana Eurolight UK locomotives are a derivative of the Eurolight locomotive (already running in Germany) and have been developed for the UK in conjunction with Beacon Rail Leasing and DRS.
Due to arrive in the UK in late 2013 the locomotives feature a 3750hp Caterpillar c175 engine and ABB AC traction equipment delivering a top speed of 100 mph and genuine mixed traffic haulage capabilities.
The locomotives will feature the latest emission standards and set new standards for driver environment.
The initial order has been placed for 15 locos with
further options for future orders.
Further reading and a picture on the IRJ website. (http://www.railjournal.com/newsflash/direct-rail-services-confirms-vossloh-eurolight-order-1447.html)