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The first flying train in history

3rd September 2001

 

 


109 tonnes locomotive, London, Ontario to Dublin

 


 


Comparison of cargo access

 

A fully assembled 109 tonnes, 3200 horsepower diesel locomotive, was airlifted by Air Foyle / Antonov from London, Ontario to Dublin, Ireland.

Seen here is the high speed train being loaded at London Airport into the giant AN124-100 `Ruslan` freighter prior to its 12-hour flight to Ireland via Montreal, Canada; Gander, Newfoundland and Reykjavik, Iceland for refueling stops.

read more about AIR FOYLE HEAVYLIFT LTD on THLG

 

For further information contact:

name Bruce Bird
position Senior Vice President Operations
company    AIR FOYLE HEAVYLIFT LTD
email bmbird@btconnect.com

name Harriet Butler
position Public Relations
company    AIR FOYLE HEAVYLIFT LTD
email hbutler@antonovairlines.co.uk
 

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