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Beacon Rail > Direct Rail Services - fifteen locomotives - EUROlight UK
Direct Rail Services (DRS), the UKs leading rail freight operator, ordered fifteen EUROlight in 2011. The diesel locomotives will be used for DRS' key intermodal and passenger train operations. The Vossloh Espana Eurolight UK locomotives are a derivative of the Eurolight locomotive (already running in Germany) and have been developed for the UK in conjunction with Beacon Rail Leasing and DRS. Due to arrive in the UK in late 2013 the locos feature a 3750hp Caterpillar c175 engine and ABB AC traction equipment delivering a top speed of 100 mph (=160 kph) and genuine mixed traffic haulage capabilities.