MIRP welcomes rebranded locomotive as part of cancer charity drive

Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) has been paid a visit by GB Railfreight (GBRf)’s newly rebranded Class 66 locomotive – re-named to honour its charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK.

The locomotive displays a painted livery featuring Prostate Cancer UK’s iconic logo – the Man of Men – to raise awareness of the most common cancer in men.

As part of an initiative to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK, GBRf is this month operating a four-day rail tour, ‘GBRf 2021’, which will be the third tour organised by the company. To date, over a quarter of a million pounds has been raised from two previous marathon charity charter trains. GBRf has been in partnership with both Prostate Cancer UK and the LMA since early 2020.

Andrew Stirling, Director of Mossend International Railfreight Park operator Peter D Stirling Ltd, said: “MIRP is privileged to have played a part in this noble charity initiative by welcoming GB Railfreight’s newly rebranded locomotive dedicated to cancer research to our facility. This drive is set to continue successfully raising vital funds for cancer research and just by having the train stop off at our location, we are confident the good word will spread even further across North Lanarkshire and beyond, encouraging more people to show their support.”

At the naming ceremony in London: GBRf Class 66 branded with Prostate Cancer UK
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For over four years now, PD Ports has operated a very successful intermodal rail freight service with direct connections from Teesport to Mossend. This route provides a simple, more cost effective and environmentally friendly route for European markets for Scotland’s imports and exports, whilst alleviating the already congested UK road network. As trade continues to grow and the requirements for more freight to be moved by rail, the new development at Mossend International Railfreight Park is both much needed and an exciting opportunity. It will play a significant role in transforming the modern supply chains into and out of Scotland and we wish the project every success.

Geoff Lippitt PD Ports
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