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Freightliner Group Ltd



A class of their own?

8 April 2008 | By Tim Shakerley, Director of Engineering, Freightliner Group Ltd

Recently, Freightliner Group Ltd placed an order for 30 freight locomotives of a brand new design, giving even greater hauling capacity and a significant improvement in fuel economy than currently seen on the UK network. Project Genesis, which is being developed in partnership with General Electric (GE), will bring new…


Branching out to stay competitive

26 November 2007 | By Tim Shakerley, Engineering Director, Freightliner Group

In 1999, Freightliner Group identified a significant opportunity for the company to enter the bulk freight market, and established Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd (FHH). In an interview for the Global Railway Review, Tim Shakerley explains how starting from scratch, the company has quickly grown in the bulk rail business, branching…


An engineering change

28 July 2006 | By Tim Shakerley, Engineering Director, Freightliner Group

Since its inception seven years ago, Freightliner Heavy Haul has grown to become a business with a turnover in excess of £75m. Part of the company’s success is the recognition that engineering expertise has a key role to play in delivering and improving service and efficiency. Now, with capacity approaching…