Rail Freight

GCHQ’s Gloucestershire base: the intelligence facility is located in the ‘Doughnut’, the large building above the train in this picture taken at Churchdown on 16 October 2019. The working is GBRf’s 6V84, the 07.43 Clitheroe Castle Cement to Avonmouth Hanson siding.
Ken Brunt

GB RAILFREIGHT has signed a seven-year continuation deal with Hanson Cement for rail freight services from Ketton cement works in Rutland and Ribblesdale cement works in Lancashire, to terminals at London King’s Cross, Avonmouth (Bristol) and Mossend (Glasgow). GB Railfreight will operate on average nine trains a week transporting cement in tank wagons, which will support major construction projects in London as well as the development of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

■ On 10 October, GBRf began a twice-weekly service for British Gypsum moving desulphogypsum in JNA-T wagons from Fiddlers Ferry power station to BG’s Kirkby Thore plant.