Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Freightliner is an established rail freight provider with businesses in the UK and Continental Europe.
Freightliner acquired by G&W2015
G&W acquires Freightliner, enabling their expansion into the European market. Freightliner Australia is renamed G&W Australia and adopts the branding in-line with G&W’s corporate identity.
Freightliner Germany commences service2012
Building on Freightliner’s success in Poland, Freightliner DE begins operations. Initially transporting containers by rail, the company later offers bulk freight transportation by rail.
Acquisition by Arcapita2008
Private equity firm Arcapita takes ownership of Freightliner Group Limited and all subsidiaries.
Freightliner Poland commences service2007
As the first freight train company in Poland, Freightliner PL starts operations with brand new rolling stock. Going from strength to strength, the company continues to expand its service offering.
Maintenance Team established2006
Freightliner’s engineering division is launched, bringing a fresh approach to the repair and maintenance of our traction, rolling stock and infrastructure. Offering a nationwide service, and utilising our knowledge and experience in the industry allows us to meet the needs of our customers.
Coal trains rocket2003
After only 25 months of operating coal trains, Freightliner is responsible for almost 25% of UK coal movement. This figure rises over the years even as bulk freight services expand to cover a larger range of commodities.
Moving bulk freight1999
Freightliner Heavy Haul is established and begins moving bulk freight by rail and operates as a separate entity from the rest of the Freightliner Group for over a decade.
Freightliner was privatised through a management buyout and became part of the operating company Freightliner Limited, which later loses the ‘Ltd’ from branding.
Millionth container transported1972
Rapid growth in network terminals in major UK cities and ports, and continual business development, cumulated in the millionth container being transported by Freightliner.
The journey begins1965
Our first train ran from London to Scotland launching Freightliner as a contender in the intermodal haulage market, as an operating company of British Rail.
Our Executive Team have over 200 years of experience between them in the rail and logistics industry.
Gary LongChief Executive Officer G&W UK/Europe Region
Patrick TaylorChief Financial Officer G&W UK/Europe Region
Emma DempseyChief Commercial Officer G&W UK/Europe Region
Glynis AppelbeHR Director G&W UK/Europe Region
Stephen Evans-HoweSafety Development Director G&W UK/Europe Region
Tim ShakerleyEuropean Engineering & Operations Services Director G&W UK/Europe Region
Neil McNicholasManaging Director – UK Rail G&W UK/Europe Region
Shaun AllenManaging Director – Road Services G&W UK/Europe Region
Chris LawrensonManaging Director – Terminal Services G&W UK/Europe Region
Geraint HarriesGeneral Counsel G&W UK/Europe Region
Class 66 LocomotiveDescription: 3300hp mainline diesel electric locomotive introduced in 1998Fleet: 119Weight (Tons): 127Fuel Capacity (Gallons): 1496Maximum Speed (MPH): 75mph
Class 86 LocomotiveDescription: 3600hp electric locomotive introduced during the 1960’sFleet: 16Weight (Tons): 80Maximum Speed (MPH): 75mph
Class 90 LocomotiveDescription: 4500hp electric locomotive introduced in 1980Fleet: 10Weight (Tons): 84Maximum Speed (MPH): 75mph (freight) or 110mph (passenger)
Class 70 LocomotiveDescription: 3700hp mainline diesel electric locomotive introduced in 2009Fleet: 19Weight (Tons): 129Maximum Speed (MPH): 75mph
KTADescription: ‘Pocket wagon’ can facilitate containers up to 9’ 6” high on non gauge cleared routesFleet: 75Tare Weight (Tons): 23 tonnesCarrying Capacity (Tons): 67 tonnesLoadable Deck Length: 40 feet, capable of carrying 20, 30 and 40 foot containers
KFADescription: Heavy Haul Container flats used for carrying waste boxesFleet: 49Tare Weight (Tonnes): 20 tonnesCarrying Capacity (Tonnes): 60 tonnesLoadable Deck Length: 60 feet long
IKADescription: Low platform wagon can facilitate containers up to 9’ 6” high, on non gauge cleared routes. Operating in fixed two wagon setsFleet: 198Tare Weight (Tons): 19.5 tonnesCarrying Capacity (Tons): 43 tonnesLoadable Deck Length: 45 feet, capable of carrying 1 x 45’, 1 x 40’, 1 x 30’ or 2 x 20’ containers
HXADescription: Coal HopperFleet: 65Tare Weight (Tonnes): 27 tonnesCarrying Capacity (Tonnes): 74.5 tonnesLength over buffers: 19.1 metres
HIADescription: Aggregate HoppersFleet: 122Tare Weight (Tonnes): 24 tonnesCarrying Capacity (Tonnes): 66 tonnesLength over buffers: 14 metres
FWA ShortlinerDescription: The two platform wagons are designed to maximise the amount of 40ft containers that can be hauled per train serviceFleet: 128Tare Weight: 21 tonnesCarrying capacity: 36 tonnesLoadable Deck Length: 40ft, capable of carrying 1 x 40’ containers (Load Gauge to carry W10 high cube boxes)Leased by: VTG
FSA & FTADescription: Standard Freightliner wagons operating in fixed train sets off outers (FSA) and inners (FTA)Fleet: 682Tare Weight (Tons): 20 tonnesCarrying Capacity (Tons): 60 tonnesLoadable Deck Length: 60 ft, capable of carrying 20, 30 and 40 foot containers
FRADescription: Heavy Haul Container flats used for carrying waste boxesFleet: 44Tare Weight (Tonnes): 20 tonnesCarrying Capacity (Tonnes): 60 tonnesLoadable Deck Length: 60 feet long
FLA LowlinerDescription: Low platform wagon can facilitate containers up to 9’ 6” high on non gauge cleared routesFleet: 115Tare Weight (Tons): 17 tonnesCarrying Capacity (Tons): 35 tonnesLoadable Deck Length: 40 feet outers and 45’ inners, capable of carrying 20, 30, 40 and 45 foot (inner wagons only) containers
FEADescription: Twin flat wagonFleet: 634Tare Weight: 20 tonnesCarrying Capacity: 82.5 tonnesLoadable Deck Length: 60 ft, capable of carrying 20, 30 and 40 foot containers
MWA Open Box WagonDescription: 101.6t GLW high capacity open box wagons built using recycled materials from disused coal hoppersFleet: 140Tare Weight: 23.8 tonnesCarrying capacity: 77.8 tonnesHeight: 3.3 mLoading Gauge: W6aMinimum Curve: 70 mSpeed: 60 mph laden, 75 mph tare