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Direct Rail Services rail freight company transports all nuclear fuel to, and nuclear waste from Britain's nuclear power stations. DRS also operates freight inter-modal container trains from ports. The railway company Direct Rail Services (DRS) is a rail freight operating company created by British Nuclear Fuels Limited in 1995 and has expanded its freight operations greatly, and has acquired many more locomotives, most bought second-hand and subsequently refurbished.
DRS is now owned and operated by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and DRS is the only rail freight company operating nuclear flask trains (high and low level waste) from nuclear power stations to Sellafield's reprocessing plant and conveying nuclear fuels.
Direct Rail Services operates intermodal freight trains from Grangemouth to the Daventry International Railfreight Terminal and a daily DRS freight running from Grangemouth to Elderslie.
DRS operates the "Tesco Express", on behalf of Eddie Stobart in partnership with Tesco, the UK's largest food retailer, to move containers from Daventry north to Mossend and Inverness.
DRS operates several intermodal trains for the logistics company JG Russell from Daventry and to their marshalling yard at Coatbridge and a "sugarliner" train running from Purfleet to Daventry.
DRS Class 66 diesel loco passing south through Wigan NW with a Network Rail Carlisle N.Y. to Crewe Bas Hall S.S.M. freight train.
A Direct Rail Services DRS Class 66 diesel-electric locomotive waiting at Platform 3 in York Station with southbound mixed freight container train.
Direct Rail Services uses Class 66 General Motors/EMD Co-Co Diesel-electric heavy freight locomotives
A double header of two DIRECT RAIL SERVICES (DRS) locomotives Class 37 and a Class 47 travelling light and heading south from York passing Copmanthorpe Crossing in June 2013.
Direct Rail Services uses Class 37 English Electric Co-Co Diesel locomotives
A Direct Rail Services Class 66 Freight locomotive standing near York Station.
Direct Rail Services DRS Class 66 diesel locomotive passing south through Carlisle station with a Network Rail ballast train from Carlisle to Crewe
A Direct Rail Services DRS Class 57 diesel locomotive standing in London Euston Station.
Above & below: Four DRS Class 20s at York Station stabling point, operated by Direct Rail Services (Jan 2014)
A DRS Class 37 diesel locomotive with a Network Rail train at Peterborough (snapshot from a East Coast mainline train!).
Direct Rail Services: Class 66 hauled DRS intermodal freight train passing north through Lancaster station
A DRS Class 57 diesel locomotive at Crewe station.
A pair of DRS Direct Rail Services Class 66 diesel locomotives with a Coatbridge-Daventry intermodal freight train passing south through Carlisle station
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