First UK freight to China

DB Cargo No. 66136 worked the first leg of the inaugural return Intercontinental freight train from the London Gateway terminal in Thurrock to Yiwu, China on April 10.

The ’66’ carries vinyl markings on the front end promoting the event, which it is hoped will herald regular freight trains linking the UK with China via France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Loaded with export goods, including soft drinks and pharmaceutical products, the train passes Leyton Midland Road on the Barking to Gospel Oak line in north London, running as 7O81, the 14.57 London Gateway-Dollands Moor Sidings. EIKI SEKINE

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