Rail Freight

PD PORTS has launched a second service from Teesport to Scotland, operated by DB Cargo. The service will run ive days a week to the PD Stirling Terminal at Mossend and is timed to connect with the P&O Ferries service from Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. Containers loaded to the trains will carry products including food, drinks and furniture. DB Cargo is also the operator for the irst service, launched in August 2015 from Teesport to Mossend and Grangemouth. The new service means there are now 10 departures a week from Teesport to Scotland.

Southbound box working: this is DB Cargo’s No 66057 on the East Coast main line at Crowden Hill, north of Morpeth, with 4E98, the 06.11 intermodal from Mossend to Tees Dock Export Berth. Just out of shot to the right, a disused line leads to the old Butterwell and Potland Burn opencast mines, Ashington, which could be used again in the future if a planned mine at Druridge gets approval.
Bill Welsh