Traction 2006 Pt2


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TRACTION 2006 Part 2

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: Double-headed Class 56s on Fastline’s Doncaster-Grain containers, 87 012’s last main line working, 37 405 on the Healey Mills-Clitheroe coal, 47 145 hauling a rake of 60 PGA wagons, triple-headed Class 31s on the FM Rail coal trial from Daw Mill to Rugeley power station, 60 038 makes a rare visit to Aberdeen, 87 022 working GBRf’s Hams Hall-Felixstowe intermodal, 47 815 + 47 769 hauling the Trafford Park-Southampton Freightliner, 37 406 with a rake of HTA coal hoppers, 37 248 working the diverted Willesden-Shieldmuir mail, re-painted Riviera Class 47s on hire to DRS for nuclear flask traffic.

PASSENGER WORKINGS, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: Class 37s bow out on Scotrail’s West Highland sleepers…and then make a swift return, Class 87’s return on Virgin West Coast services, 47 828 and 47 714 on the Penzance sleepers, 37 410 working the last weekday loco-hauled Rhymney-Cardiff commuter train, Virgin’s 57 313 rescuing a failed First Great Western HST at Exeter, Class 50s on Arriva service trains to Fishguard and Llandindrod Wells, 2 HST power cars ‘back-to-back’ hauling a complete HST set, Arriva’s ‘bubble car’ DMU on the Cardiff Bay branch, 40 145 on the Far North Line, 55 022 Royal Scots Grey on its test run and two charter trains, 33 025 + 33 029 on the Cambrian returning from Aberystwyth, the return of D1015 Western Champion in maroon livery. 

THERE’S ALSO:  20 096 + 20 905 on a ‘one’ Anglia stock move to Norwich, DRS’ 37 029 on the Royal Scotsman, 60 019 hauling four Class 86s away from Immingham, Class 31s on the vintage ‘Queen of Scots’ to Royal Ascot, DRS Class 20s star in the autumn leaf-fall season, 50 012 Benbow towing Arriva’s ‘bubble car’ DMU from Crewe to Cardiff, two GBRf Class 73’s sandwiched between two snowploughs, French returnee 20 228 in CFD livery working at Barry Island, the return to traffic of 33 116 at the GCR, 37 905 on Dartmoor and 47 004 at Embsay.

"As regular followers of the Traction series will know, there is still plenty of activity worth filming out there if you know where to look for it" TRACTION MAGAZINE

 


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Narration: David Maxey
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