Scottish Highland travels the country on DB Cargo locomotive

Scottish Highland travels the country on DB Cargo locomotive

A stunning scene of the Scottish Highlands adorns DB Cargo UK’s locomotive 90024 to celebrate the company’s successful and ongoing partnership with Malcolm Logistics.

DB Cargo UK, the country’s leading rail freight operator, has enjoyed a close working relationship with Malcolm Logistics since April 2014 and evidencing that collaboration is key to providing effective and modern logistics solutions. To celebrate this successful partnership DB Cargo UK’s locomotive 90024 has been wrapped in a stunning scene of Coigach in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.

Geoff Spencer, CEO of DB Cargo UK, said: “We’re proud to have built such a successful working partnership with Malcolm Logistics. We run 12 trains a week, including on weekends, between Daventry in Northamptonshire to Grangemouth and Mossend in Scotland, a 660 mile round trip, supplying goods that families buy every day on the high street. This collaboration offers intelligent logistics solutions right across the supply chain, not just for our direct customers, but ultimately for consumers too.”

The DB Cargo UK service achieved one of the highest delivery levels by rail for Malcolm Logistics in 2015 with over 97% of trains running on time to terminals and a whopping 26,000 containers handled.

Andrew Malcolm, CEO Malcolm Group, said: “We are delighted that DB Cargo UK has adopted the Malcolm Logistics branding on this loco to cement our partnership with them. We have already been using a number of stunning Scottish landscapes by Colin Prior on some of our road trailer fleet, so the opportunity to extend this to our Rail Division and highlight our multimodal capability between DIRFT and Central Scotland is most welcome. Carrying freight by rail plays an important part in protecting the environment and reducing carbon emissions for us all, and providing a fast, efficient supply chain for moving raw materials and consumer goods while reducing pressure on the road network.”

The impressive scene which now adorns DB Cargo UK loco 90024 is of Ben Mòr Coigach, Stac Pollaidh and Cùl Beag from Loch Cùl Dromannan, Coigach, Scotland, beautifully captured by internationally renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior.

Colin said: “Seeing my images of Scotland used at such large sizes was a great privilege – first on the sides of moving floor trailers but now on a train – it must be the first time in history that Scotland has travelled to the people and not the other way round! It’s a really innovative way to promote and celebrate Scotland’s wild and iconic landscapes.”