GB RAILFREIGHT has begun operating a new construction service for S Walsh and Sons, running from Cricklewood to Barrington quarry. The service transports inert waste to fill the defunct quarry so the land can be reclaimed.
The operator has also begun a new service for British Gypsum, in partnership with AV Dawson Ltd, running from Middlesbrough to East Leake. The company gained the tender two years ago but work has been delayed, and it instead helped British Gypsum move gypsum stock from Drax, running it to Kirkby Thore; services to East Leake began in February.
Winter sun: No 66164 toils through the landscape as it works the 11.00 Burngullow to Exeter Riverside aggregate service over the Lynher (a tributary of the Tamar) on Forder viaduct on 14 February 2019. At left is the picturesque village of St Anthony’s Passage, formerly home to a tide-powered corn mill, while Trematon Castle is behind the train. The aggregate flow has built up and often runs six days a week now.