I've been following the news on the Hull Docks branch for a while now. Ever since I started helping Dad out at the family business, there's always been a fascination with the big freight trains running back and forth at the bottom of the street. Coal, fish, steel, oil, acetic acid (vinegar!), and all manner of strange things shuttled in and out of the docks, on to places all over the country and beyond. So news released today that Grant Rail Group have been awarded the contract to do it.
Work's already under way, to build the new junction at Hessle Road, to allow the doubling up of the track, back to it's capacity back in the 70's and 80's. On completion it'll allow up to 22 paths running at 30mph, rather than the current 10 which appear to crawl along at a snails pace. It's just another resurgence of Hull's former rail history. Wonder how noisy it'll get at GT Electrical come May next year?