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Freightliner recently carried out a successful HVO (hydro-treated vegetable oil) fuel trial, when locomotive 70017 ran 7A91 Merehead to Acton (106 miles), hauling 59205 and 66524 as well as 33JNA loaded wagons. The train weight was 4000 tons, making this the longest and heaviest train on the UK network with a single loco using 100% sustainable fuel.
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Twenty years on, the Selby rail crash remains the UK's worst rail disaster of the 21st Century.
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LNER, together with Network Rail and Freightliner, is hosting a virtual memorial to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Great Heck train crash. This will be held from 10am on Sunday 28 February 2021.
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