When reading this week’s issue of Railway Herald, I saw a short note that wool from the Falklands Island is to be transported by rail – fortunately, only once it arrives in the UK.

It turns out that twice a year, the Falkland Islands exports wool sheared from its 60,000 sheep population.

EWS Network transported the wool by rail in the UK for the last two years and has again won the contract to move the containers packed with wool this year. The wool arrived into the Port of Southampton this month for onward transportation on EWS Network intermodal trains to the Wakefield Rail Freight Terminal.

OK – as a business announcement, a bit dry – but it was the link with the Falkland Islands which made it novel.

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