Traction 2005 Pt 2


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TRACTION 2005 Part 2

If ‘TRACTION 2005 - Part 1’ surprised many people with its remarkable content, then Part 2 was no less surprising. Included in this programme are:

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 47 298 reaches Kent to rescue the Dungeness flasks, 67 014 + 67 022 at Oxcroft colliery with a 1,600 tonne MGR, 67 015 + 67 025 on the Ardingley-Whatley stone empties, 47 200 on the first Royal Mail train to Aberdeen for more than a decade, 37 411 on the Toton-Castleton departmental, Riviera’s 47 839 on Heavy Haul’s Dagenham-Wembley stone train, mixed-livery 67 005 + 67 029 on a Daw Mill-Toton MGR, Anglia-liveried 47 714 on a Freightliner, 37 416 on the Bescot-Birch Coppice trip, 47 145 on a Toton-Crewe ballast train, GBRf Class 73s reach Scotland and Plymouth, end of the DRS ‘Cromptons’.

PASSENGER TRACTION & WORKINGS, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: the final Virgin West Coast Class 87-hauled service, the Gatwick Express Class 73 farewell, Anglia’s second Class 86 farewell, ‘Top & Tailed’ Class 57s deputising for a ‘Turbo’ DMU on a Paddington-Twyford commuter service, former Scottish Class 47/7s return to passenger duties in Fife, Class 47s return to Cardiff-Rhymney services, the first Class 87-hauled passenger train on the Anglian main line, D1015’s marathon 3-day tour from London Euston to London Victoria – via Exeter, Birmingham and the Central Wales Line, 40 145’s Scottish adventure to Aberdeen and Inverness, 87 012 on Silverlink’s ‘Cobbler’ service, 55 019 on the Southern Region en-route to Havant…and coverage of the Norwich gala with classes 20, 31, 33 on passenger services to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

THERE’S ALSO:DRS Cass 20s on the ‘weedkilling’ train, Royal-liveried 67 005 on scrap ‘slammers’ to Caerwent, 47 145 on test train duties in West Wales, DRS Class 20s and 37s on Network Rail ‘s autumn ‘water jet’ trains, GB Railfreight Class 73s visit York, four Cotswold Rail Class 47s running light engine from Oxley to Willesden, five Class 73s running from Eastleigh to Tonbridge, 73 136 returns to the main line, 37 605 towing a ‘stoneblower’ from Ashford to Cambridge, 56 057 on Nene Valley freight…and 47 826 reaches Mallaig!

BONUS FEATURE: the DVD has a bonus feature which has a detailed look at the EWS Class 56 and Class 58 locomotives working abroad in France.

This programme is available on DVD priced at £19.95. Running time is 110 minutes.

 

 


Programme Fact File

Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2006
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
Availability: Now


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