First new sand wag­ons at GBRf

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GB Rail­freight has taken de­liv­ery of the first rake of new wag­ons for sand traf­fic.

Built by Green­brier in Poland and owned by Nacco, they sup­port the five-year deal signed with Si­belco last year. Forty-one 101.6-tonne hop­pers are be­ing leased, and will be used on the Mid­dle­ton Tow­er­sGoole/Barns­ley/Don­caster routes, re­plac­ing four-wheel hop­pers.

The wag­ons en­able GBRf to almost dou­ble the load per ve­hi­cle from 36 tonnes to 70. They ar­rived in the UK via the Chan­nel Tun­nel.

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