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Event report: Annual Scottish Conference 2024

Event report: Annual Scottish Conference 2024

The RFG’s Annual Scottish Conference was held on 6 March 2024 at Leapark Hotel, 130 Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth, FK3 9BX. The event is always a high spot of our event calendar, and this year was no exception.  Scotland is incredibly important for rail freight, with huge potential for growth so the conference is a great […]

Event report: Improving maximum payloads through better calculations

Event report: Improving maximum payloads through better calculations

On 12 December 2023, Aaron Barrett, Lead Research Analyst, Rail Standards and Safety Board (RSSB), and Ralph Goldney, Railfreight Consulting, explained the science behind limits on train payload, and how these are being improved. The maximum train payload for each class of locomotive on each section of track is contained in the Network Rail’s Freight […]