‘Sixty’over Saunderton

JAMES ABBOTT takes a run through the Chilterns in the cab of a Class 60

HS2 – or what’s left of it – plays a key role in the British rail freight market. It is estimated the high-speed rail project is responsible for 15% to 20% of rail freight volumes, with trains hauling in concrete segments for tunnel linings, sleepers, ballast and other track components, and shifting out vast quantities of tunnelled spoil.

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