RT Rail

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RT Rail was a small British railway spot-hire company, a subsidiary of Ealing Community Transport (ECT), that specialised in Class 08 shunting locomotives. It was sold in 2008 to British American Railway Services along with ECT's other rail assets. It is now part of the locomotive hire division of their subsidiary company, RMS Locotec Ltd.[1] Its fleet was available to hire to both industrial and railway operators. Customers included Bombardier Transportation at Ilford Works, Freightliner, First ScotRail at Inverness, and Silverlink. The company also owned two Class 73 locomotives, and a single Class 20 locomotive which was placed on loan to the Weardale Railway.

Fleet details[edit]

Key: In service Withdrawn Preserved Under repair Scrapped


Number Class Livery Status Notes
08308 08 Caledonian Sleeper Operational On hire to First ScotRail, Inverness
08375 08 RT Rail Black Operational On hire to Ketton Cement Works Number 12 (2014)
08436 08 RT Rail Black Preserved Preserved at Swanage Railway in 2004
08493 08 BR Blue Stored Pending overhaul
08523 08 Mainline Freight Blue Operational On hire to Albion Chemicals, Sandbach
08529 08 BR Blue Stored Pending overhaul
08535 08 BR Grey Stored Pending overhaul
08573 08 RT Rail Black Operational On hire to First ScotRail, Inverness
08588 08 RT Rail Black Operational working at Washwood Heath 2012
08613 08 Non-standard Blue Operational On hire to Bombardier Transportation, Ilford
08622 08 RT Rail Black Operational On hire to Ketton Cement Works Number 9 (2014)
08648 08 Yellow Operational On hire to ICI, Winnington
08750 08 RT Rail Black Operational On hire to Imerys, Quidhampton quarry
08754 08 Freightliner Green Operational
08756 08 BR Blue Stored Pending overhaul
08762 08 RT Rail Black Operational On hire to ICI, Winnington
08788 08 RT Rail Black Operational On hire to Trafford Park
08815 08 BR Blue Scrapped Sold for scrap in 2005
08819 08 BR Blue Stored Pending overhaul
08873 08 Rail Express Systems Operational On hire to Trafford Park
08874 08 Silverlink Operational On hire to NXEA at Norwich Crown Point
08885 08 GBRf Blue/Orange Operational On hire to GB Railfreight
20189 20 BR Green Operational On loan to Weardale Railway
73107 73 Triple Grey Operational
73201 73 BR Blue Operational

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External links[edit]

  • "RMS Locomotive Hire". Retrieved 4 April 2015.