The Anonymous Widower

Swift Express Freight Demonstrator To Be Tested

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Railway Gazette.

This is the first paragraph.

Leasing company Eversholt Rail and Ricardo have teamed up to develop an electric multiple-unit intended to demonstrate a cost-effective and low carbon way of transporting parcels.

Other points include.

  • A Class 321 train will be converted.
  • The trains have a top speed of 100 mph.
  • Each vehicle will handle up to twelve tonnes of freight.

Eversholt are talking to possible operators.


There are various train leasing companies and operators looking at similar concepts.

I’m sure one will create a viable model.

March 18, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. Amazing that no-one thought of this before: –

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | March 19, 2021 | Reply

  2. The Class 325 trains are a cross between a Class 319 train and a Networker cab.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see someone like Tesco experiment with something like these. They would give the right green image, if they came into Euston for onward delivery by electric truck.

    Comment by AnonW | March 19, 2021 | Reply

  3. The Royal Mail used a couple of modified emus if I remember rightly.

    Comment by MauriceGReed | March 19, 2021 | Reply

    • They still do!

      Comment by AnonW | March 19, 2021 | Reply

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