DB Schenker Rail (UK), before 2009 known as English, Welsh and Scottish Railway (EWS), is a British rail freight company headquartered in Doncaster, England.
The company was established as North and South Railways in 1995 by a consortium led by Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation, and was renamed EWS the following year, following the acquisition of five of the six freight companies created by the privatisation of British Rail. (The only one it did not acquire, Freightliner, was bought out by its management.)
On 28 June 2007, EWS was acquired by Deutsche Bahn AG, and in 2009 it adopted the DB Schenker brand, along with Deutsche Bahn's other freight organisations in Europe (including Railion).
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2007, it was announced at a press conference held by Deutsche Bahn (DB, EWS and Spanish railforwarder Transfesa that DBwas to acquire all the shares in EWS as soon as contracts were signed ... Initially it was announced that EWS would not be rebranded, but on 1 January 2009 EWS, DBs existing Freight organisation Railion and their freight logistics organisation DBSchenker were re-branded DBSchenker ... Class 59 locomotive 59206 was unveiled in full DBSchenker branding at a ceremony at the National Railway Museum in York on 21 January 2009 ...
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