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BRITISH RAIL FREIGHT COMPANY
English Welsh and Scottish Railway; English, Welsh and Scottish Railway; English, Welsh & Scottish Railway; English, Welsh and Scottish Railways; EW&S; DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd.; EWS; DB Schenker Rail (UK); English Welsh & Scottish; English Welsh & Scottish Railway; English, Welsh & Scottish; Maritime Intermodal
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  • Carlisle station]] on an [[Arriva Trains Northern]] service in August 2004
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  • 59206]] at the [[National Railway Museum]], [[York]] in January 2009
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  • Class 66]] and coal wagons near [[Tupton]], [[Derbyshire]] in May 2011
  • Edinburgh Waverley station]] in June 2009
  • Class 92]] at [[Crewe Works]] in June 2003
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  • Class 90 90018 ''The Pride of Bellshill'' in DB Schenker colours on a freight working in October 2016
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  • Bristol Temple Meads station]] in April 2009
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  • Big Beasties logo used on a locomotive.
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EWS         
Employee Written Software (Reference: IBM)
ews         
-Eyes Wide Shut - to describe something really bad
Yuck! The performance was really ews!
EWS         
European Workshop on SGML (Reference: org., SGML)

Wikipedia

DB Cargo UK

DB Cargo UK (formerly DB Schenker Rail UK and English, Welsh & Scottish Railway), is a British rail freight company headquartered in Doncaster, England.

The company was established in early 1995 as North & South Railways, successfully acquiring and merging five of the six freight companies that were sold during the privatisation of British Rail, On 25 April 1996, the English, Welsh & Scottish EWS brand was revealed and implemented over successive months. By the end of March 1997, it controlled 90% of the UK rail freight market, operated a fleet of 900 locomotives and 19,000 wagons, and had 7,000 employees. During the late 1990s, EWS invested heavily into rolling stock renewal, procuring a large number of British Rail Class 66 diesel locomotives, headcount was also reduced. It also acquired National Power's open-access freight operator in April 1998.

During January 2001, the Canadian National Railway acquired a 42.5% stake in the business via its purchase of Wisconsin Central. In 2003, EWS lost the Royal Mail contract to run mail trains. In October 2005, it launched a subsidiary, Euro Cargo Rail, to focus on the French market; that same year, the company acquired the wagon maintenance business Marcroft. During 2006, the Office of Rail Regulation fined EWS £4.1million for anti-competitive practices in the coal haulage sector. During November 2007, the company was sold to the German train operator Deutsche Bahn in exchange for £309 million. In January 2009, EWS was rebranded as DB Schenker. In November 2011, a weekly service using European sized swap bodies commenced between Barking, London and Wroclaw, Poland using High Speed 1. During March 2016, the company was rebranded as DB Cargo UK.

In October 2016, DB Cargo announced plans to cut 893 jobs in response to a sharp downturn in coal and steel traffic. In the following year, it announced a loss after tax for the financial year of £57 million against a turnover of £325 million. Over the next two years, the company's fleet size was reduced somewhat, mainly through the disposal or sale of older elements. During 2019, DB Cargo signed an agreement with Maritime Transport Ltd to launch a new rail freight operation, Maritime Intermodal.

Examples of use of ews
1. Deutsche Bahn recently bought EWS, Britain‘s largest freight train company.
2. EWS already operates four trains a day through the Channel Tunnel but its new German owner will want to make significant increases.
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4. In yet another promising development, Pakistan Air Force announced on Friday that China has agreed to supply EWS (Early Warning Systems) a system Pakistan has been direly looking for.
5. A number of private competitors for SNCF – including Eurocargo Rail, a subsidiary of Britain‘s EWS, Veolia Transport, part of France‘s Veolia Environnement, and Rail4Chem, a successful German rail freight operator – have gained the safety certificates necessary to operate on the French rail network.