News

10th July 2017

UKRL debuts locomotive-to-multiple unit “Tightlock” design

10 July 2017 – Rail Operations Group (ROG) has run its first commercial service employing a new locomotive-to-multiple unit Tightlock arrangement, which has been designed, engineered and fitted by UKRL at our Leicester depot. In a first of its kind move,  ROG hauled a pair of class 319 EMUs for a rolling […]
22nd June 2017

UKRL completes work on Europhoenix’s 37601

22 June 2017 – UKRL has completed work on Europhoenix’s 37601 in advance of the locomotive’s return to service with Rail Operations Group (ROG). The extensive repairs were undertaken at UKRL’s Leicester depot and include: ·       Recommissioning exam/works ·       Engine cylinder head/piston/liner replacement ·       Engine camshaft replacement ·       Brake translator […]
8th June 2017

UKRL supports Class 56s in Hungary

08 June 2017 – Following a collision in Hungary involving a Class 56 locomotive, UKRL is pleased to support the owner, Floyd Co, and the maintainer, Timko, in the return of the locomotive to the mainline. This involves supplying a cab and all internal equipment together with other components and […]
25th September 2016

UKRL hire fleet in action over Christmas

UKRL’s Class 56 locomotives have been busy during December. On December 27th 56081 was hired to tow 46045 & 47765 from Leicester to Derby before continuing to Washwood Heath with 46045 having dropped off 47765. From Washwood Heath 31452 towed 46045 & 56081 to Leicester at where 56081 was detached […]