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New loco livery heads up Malcolm Logistics celebrations – updated

[ April 25, 2022   //   ]

Logistics operator the Malcolm Group unveiled a Class 90 electric locomotive in its centenary year livery on 19 April at Peter D. Stirling’s Mossend Railhead in Bellshill, near Glasgow. It is dedicated to Donald Malcolm, who built the company up from a coal round to today’s major logistics operation. Malcolm Group is a major user of rail freight on Anglo-Scottish routes. Its Malcolm Rail division itself celebrated 20 years in 2021, operating daily services 364 days of the year, carrying over 30,000 containers a year.

Also as part of its centenary celebrations, Malcolm Group joined forces with PD Stirling to raise money for and promote the Beatson Cancer charity, Accord Hospice and St Vincent’s Hospice, including unveiling a centary truck cab at the Donald Malcolm Memorial Ball last December. Attendees at were given the opportunity to make a financial donation in return for the chance to name it, raising £250,000 for the three charities.

The Stirling family topped the auction and named the cab after Billy Stirling, their father. The Cab was officially unveiled by the Stirling family at the company’s new Mossend International Rail freight Park on 19 April.