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Rail stalwart gets 130-tonne retirement gift

[ June 28, 2018   //   ]

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) marked the retirement of its chairman Tony Berkeley by naming a GBRf class 66 locomotive after him at London Victoria station on 27 June. RFG executive director Maggie Simpson paid tribute to his tireless work to enhance and support open access, modal shift and the future growth of rail freight by consistently pressing the case both within Westminster and among UK businesses.

She added: “Tony Berkeley leaves the sector wholly transformed from the one he joined some 21 years ago. His leadership, commitment and sheer determination have been instrumental in delivering that progress. I know I can speak for all RFG members, both past and present, in thanking him for all he has done and wishing him a very happy and well-deserved retirement.”

A 130-odd tonnes of loco is certainly a bit more impressive than a clock, even if you can’t put it on your mantelpiece.

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