|Headquarters||Cheltenham, United Kingdom|
Cotswold Rail was a spot-hire company of shunting and mainline locomotives, based in Gloucester, England. It was based at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. It owned a fleet of Class 08 shunting locomotives, which were hired to both industry and main-line railway companies. It also had a small fleet of Class 47 locomotives, which were hired to National Express Group plc, following on from its predecessor 'one'. They were also hired for passenger charter trains. Cotswold Rail's livery is silver, with red and blue bands. It named its locomotives after geographical features, such as Cam Peak and the Fosse Way, or after music industry personalities, namely John Peel, Joe Strummer and Captain Sensible.
In April 2005, Cotswold Rail acquired its first Class 87 electric locomotives. A fleet of ten locomotives was planned for spot-hire work, charter operations and a new intermodal freight flow. However, all locomotives were returned to the leasing company (Porterbrook) in 2006.
Cotswold Rail acquired a High Speed Train set in September 2005, including two Class 43 power cars. The trains were previously in use with Virgin Trains on summer holidays services from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Newquay. They were later returned to Porterbrook leasing company.
In 2006, Cotswold Rail leased the previously closed depot at Gloucester. The facility, next to Gloucester Station, was also the location of the company offices and usually played host to stabled company owned locomotives.
In 2007 Cotswold Rail acquired rights to the Blue Pullman service, setting up the The Blue Pullman Train Co Ltd. using the Blue Pullman liveried coaches purchased following the receivership of its previous operator FM Rail, which ran it through its Hertfordshire Rail Tours business. Cotswold re-launched the Blue Pullman service on February 2007 using its silver Class 47s.
|Key:||Preserved||Sold for further use||Scrapped|
|33202||33||-||BR Blue||2007||ex-FM Rail||Preserved at Mangapps Railway Museum|
|43070||43||-||CR Silver||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Transferred for further use with First Great Western|
|43087||43||-||Hornby Red||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Transferred for further use with First Great Western|
|47200||47||Fosse Way||CR Silver||2002||ex-EWS||Sold for scrap in 2008|
|47237||47||-||Advenza Freight Blue||2007||ex-Direct Rail Services||Sold to WCRC|
|47309||47||-||Freightliner Grey||2007||ex-Freightliner (UK)||Sold for scrap in 2008|
|47316||47||Cam Peak||CR Silver||2002||ex-EWS||Sold for scrap in 2008|
|47375||47||-||Advenza Freight Blue||2007||ex-FM Rail||Sold to WCRC|
|47703||47||-||Fragonset Black||2007||ex-FM Rail||Sold to HNRC|
|47714||47||-||Anglia Railways Green||2001||ex-EWS||Sold to HNRC|
|47715||47||Poseidon||Fragonset Black||2007||ex-FM Rail||Preserved at Wensleydale Railway|
|47810||47||Captain Sensible||CR Silver||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Sold to DRS|
|47813||47||John Peel||CR Silver||2004||ex-First Great Western||Sold to DRS|
|47818||47||Emily[disambiguation needed]||'one' Railway Purple||2009||ex-Virgin Trains||Sold to DRS|
|47828||47||Joe Strummer||CR Silver||2004||ex-Virgin Trains||Sold to DRS|
|57005||57||-||Advenza Freight Blue||2008||ex-Freightliner||Sold to WCRC|
|57006||57||-||Advenza Freight Blue||2008||ex-Freightliner||Sold to WCRC|
|66841||66||-||Advenza Freight Blue||2009||ex-Direct Rail Services||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2009|
|66842||66||-||Advenza Freight Blue||2009||ex-Direct Rail Services||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2009|
|66843||66||-||Advenza Freight Blue||2009||ex-Direct Rail Services||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2009|
|66844||66||-||Advenza Freight Blue||2009||ex-Direct Rail Services||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2009|
|87003||87||-||Virgin Red/Black||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2006. Exported Bulgaria.|
|87007||87||-||CR Silver||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2006. Exported Bulgaria.|
|87008||87||-||CR Silver||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2006. Exported Bulgaria.|
|87021||87||-||Virgin Red/Black||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2006.|
|87023||87||-||Virgin Red/Black||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2006.|
|87025||87||-||Virgin Red/Black||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2006.|
|87033||87||-||Virgin Red/Black||2005||ex-Virgin Trains||Returned to Porterbrook Leasing in 2006. Exported Bulgaria.|