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N 12 B 8.3K C 2 E Apr 12, 2008 F Mar 16, 2011
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Gloucester-based Advenza Freight was one of the smaller and shortest-lived open-access freight operators. It adopted a rich blue livery with bold and distinctive lettering for its small fleet of Class 47s, 57s and 66s. Its core business was the movement of scrap metal from Stockton-on-Tees, Hitchin, Sheerness and Shipley to Cardiff, using leased bogie box wagons; supplemented by stock moves for other companies. Sadly the business was wound-up towards the end of 2009, the venture presumably not having been a financial success (30-Oct-10).

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Tags:   Advenza Freight diesel Class 60

N 9 B 6.7K C 1 E Jan 1, 2000 F Mar 16, 2011
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Here's one that hasn't previously appeared in my fotopic collection. This second fictional Advenza Freight image depicts a further locomotive type not actually operated by the company. In reality 31128 survives in preservation, restored to BR corporate blue livery, whilst a handful of its classmates soldier on with Network Rail and BARS (16-Mar-11).

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Tags:   Advenza Freight diesel Class 31

N 9 B 6.3K C 2 E Apr 22, 2011 F Dec 20, 2012
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Foster Yeoman revolutionised freight haulage in Britain when it acquired five Class 59 diesel locomotives from General Motors between 1985 and1990. These outstanding traction units today carry the livery of Foster Yeoman's parent company Aggregate Industries and operate (with similar locomotives originally supplied to ARC) in the Mendip Rail pool. Whilst there is no reason to believe that any have these companies has subsequently looked elsewhere for alternative traction, it is interesting to speculate what a Vossloh G2000 would look like in the various liveries (20-Dec-12).

See also General Motors deiesel locomotive in Foster Yeoman livery:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/6396557791/in/set-7...

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Tags:   Vossloh G2000 Aggregate Industries

N 33 B 11.9K C 1 E Sep 21, 2012 F Oct 6, 2013
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Firstly, apologies for any confusion caused by the substitution of the previous Class 68 image by this further version of the Vectron. This is down to a copyright misunderstanding on my part. The Class 68 will appear as soon as I am able to source an alternative base image.

I’m pleased how well this livery sits on the Vectron. Bus liveries do not always translate well onto railway vehicles and the earlier Arriva style looks uncomfortable on some stock. This revised style with deep blue swoops, which first appeared on Class 47 locomotives, is a distinct improvement. Arriva Trains has no current requirement for electric locomotives so this fictional image presumes a future franchise gain (08-Oct-13). Thanks to Maarten Otto for the source image (updated 08-Oct-13).

See my complete set of privatisation-era rail images here:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/sets/72157626267865...

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Tags:   Arriva Trains Siemens Vectron Electric Locomotive

N 45 B 13.7K C 11 E Oct 2, 2014 F Oct 16, 2014
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This is the first of Class 68s in fictional liveries and I'm pleased at how well the livery sits on this body style. Bus liveries do not always translate well onto railway vehicles and the earlier Arriva style looks uncomfortable on some stock. This revised style, with deep blue swoops, first appeared on Class 57 locomotives. Arriva Trains Wales is one of the few remaining UK operators of locomotive-hauled trains, with three Class 67s currently on hire from DB for its service between Holyhead and Cardiff, which is run under contract to the Welsh Government. This fictional image presumes that Arriva has terminated its arrangement with DB and either procured new Class 68s in its own right or hired them from DRS (16-Oct-14).

Based on an original image sourced via Wikimedia Commons and subject to the following attribution: "By Andywebby (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-4.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons". It would be an offence to remove the copyright notice

Please follow the link below for additional information about my work:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/6046035749/in/set-7...

Tags:   Class 68 Vossloh UKLite Arriva Trains Wales Arriva


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