The stunning locomotive is adorned in the Group’s centenary year livery to continue their 100-year celebrations. Originating as a family-owned business in the 1920’s, the Malcolm Group has become one of the leading providers of Logistics, Construction and Maintenance services in the UK and 2022 sees the Group celebrate their centenary.
Malcolm Rail, a division of the Malcolm Group, celebrated 20 years in rail freight in 2021, and now operates daily services 364 days of the year, carrying over 30,000 containers for a wide range of retailers and manufactures.
The locomotive is dedicated to Donald Malcolm. The success the company has enjoyed since its inception is largely down to the hard work and business savvy of Donald, who inherited the coal-round business from his late father. With entrepreneurial foresight and prudent investment in vehicles, plant and depots, he is responsible for building the business which we know today.
Andrew Malcolm, CEO of the Malcolm Group, comments: “I was delighted to continue our centenary year celebrations by launching our new liveried train, dedicated to my Father, Donald. I am equally proud to be looking forward to our next 100 years as I am reflecting on the last 100. This is a year for acknowledging our achievements and looking forward."
Roger Neary, Chief Commercial Officer at DB Cargo UK said: ‘We are proud to recognise and celebrate the centenary of the Malcolm Group, in particular the newly liveried class 90 locomotive in honour of Donald Malcolm. Our relationship with the Malcolm Group has gone from strength to strength and like Andrew, we look forward to furthering the success of our achievements together’.