Power Hour 5

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Power Hour 5 (and a half)

This programme follows the format and standard of the four previous programmes in the 'Power Hour' series. In other words, it's a DVD crammed full of thrash, noise and clag as diesel locos are pushed to the limit....and beyond! There are no preserved railways here as all the scenes are from the national network where locomotives can really stretch their legs and be put to the test. Among the ear-shattering collection of scenes that feature in this 90 minute programme are…37 417 ‘wheel-slipping’ on a steel train at Gaer Junction, 56 032 thundering out of the Boulby Potash mine, 33 207 struggling to get a heavy ballast train away from Shortlands, 47 739 & 47 727 at full tilt on the Boston steel, nocturnal flaming from 37 405 over Copy Pit, 20 227 & 20 142 at full power through Barnetby with a RHTT, 37 685 & 37 688 staggering out of Peak Forest with RMC aggregates to Bletchley, 56 091 pounding through Cleland cutting on the Shotts line, 37 065 rousing the Chilterns with the Aylesbury-Thameshaven tanks, 47 338 & 47 306 rattling the canopy at Hatch End on the Watford DC Lines, 33 019 & 33 202 opening up at Ealing Broadway on the Park Royal sand, 40 145 staggering towards Sugar Loaf summit, D1015 clagging away from Didcot North Junction en route to Carlisle, 57 003 & 57 004 obliterating Stowmarket station, 40 145 breasting Lickey summit, triple-headed Class 31s powering through Taplow, XP64 liveried 47 853 climbing towards Coppull Moor summit, 31 450 & 31 465 storming away from Woking with the luxury VSOE, 37 308 pounding up Camberley bank with an Alton-Victoria stock working, 55 022 clagging out West Ealing on a GBRf staff special to Weston-Super-Mare, 50 049 providing some Vac thrash for Arriva Trains Wales services, 47 840 powering away from Motherwell on a Virgin West Coast rescue mission, 57 309 screaming out of London Euston on a Pendolino drag, major ‘wheel-slip’ in France from 37  685...and 55 022 at full tilt through Dumbarton Central with GB Railfreight's Fort William-North Blyth Alcan tanks.

Power Hour 5 comprises footage filmed between 1991 and 2012 and features loco classes 20,31,33,37,40,47,50,52,55,56,57 and 58 hard at work on a variety of passenger and freight duties.

Programme Fact File

Introduction: David Maxey
First Published: 2012
Route Featured: From all over the UK
Classes Featured: 20,31,33,37,40,47,50,52,55,56,57 and 58.
Availability: Now

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Other Locomaster Profiles Programmes featuring a similar range of motive power: Power Hour 1, 2 & 3, Power Hour 4, Power Hour 6, Power Hour 7, Freight No More Vol 1, Freight No More Vol 2, The Traction Series, and Stay of Execution.

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