The Anonymous Widower

Whisky Galore!

The Levenmouth Rail Link has carried freight in the past.

Mainly in the past, it was coal to the now-demolished Methil power station.

But it has been known to carry whisky for Diageo.

This Google map shows the area.

Note.

  1. The blue dot marking Sainsbury’s by the bew Leven station, by the mouth of the River Leven.
  2. The railway follows the river with Cameron Bridge station to the East of the A915 and the two Camero Bridge distilleries.
  3. The silver warehouses at the North side of the map are labelled Diageo Global Supply.

I wonder, if a siding can be provided for the distribution of products stored in the warehouses?

Companies are looking to lower their carbon-footprint and I wouldn’t be surprised, if Diageo were looking at rail distribution.

Modern Rail Freight Distribution

Companies are converting redundant electric multiple units into fast parcel delivery trains to replace diesel trucks.

  • Typically, four-car trains are used.
  • Trains have a 100 mph capability and can be 240 metres in length.
  • Eversholt Rail Group are proposing adding battery power. This would be ideal to reach Cameron Bridge over the Forth Bridge.

These trains would be ideal for the delivery of Scotch Whisky.

They might even be capable of exporting product through the Channel Tunnel.

I don’t think the capacity of the Levenmouth Rail Link would be a problem, as it is a double-track railway, that can probably handle over four trains per hour and there is plenty of capacity for a number of freight trains.

Conclusion

I think freight will play a use in the future of the Levenmouth Rail Link.

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  6. This is how Orion are selling light logistics freight using pallets, roll-cages and other containers
    https://orion.railopsgroup.co.uk/.
    It seems to me that the goods carried will largely be regarded as time sensitive. I just wonder how this high speed freight cum parcels service will achieve the flexibility required for the goods to reach their destination. How for example does a consignment get from Aberdeen to Liverpool without
    transshipment at Glasgow or from London Gateway to Swansea or Liverpool.

    Comment by fammorris | July 29, 2021 | Reply

    • Spirits are a high value cargo and trucks are occasionally nicked. Orion et al. is quicker, much more secure and has a lower carbon footprint.

      Comment by AnonW | July 30, 2021 | Reply


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