Traction 2007 Pt1


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TRACTION 2007 Part 1

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 47 840 North Star hauling the Millbrook-Coatbridge Freightliner and on various FGW stock moves, 37 411 + 37 425 on the Westerleigh-Robeston tanks, 31 128 + 31 454 hauling a rake of box wagons to Scunthorpe, 47 703 with Cornish china clay tanks, 37 087 on a Doncaster-Bescot departmental working, 20 310 ‘bonnet first’ on a Grangemouth-Hamilton trip, 37 410 at Lostwithiel with a Tavistock-St Blazey freight, 47 813 with fuel tankers on South Humberside, 56 303 working a March-Doncaster ballast, 37 405 + 37 422 on the East Lancs ‘ski jump’ with ballast for the Manchester Metrolink, 47 843 hauling the diverted Willesden-Shieldmuir mail and Virgin Class 57s start on the Chirk timber.

PASSENGER WORKINGS, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: 47 703 + 57 301 help out the Penzance-Paddington sleepers, 73 201 on the last-ever ‘Wessex’ unit drag for SWT, 37 406 on Scotrail’s Inverness sleepers, 47 805 + 50 049 on the last ATW loco-hauled rugby specials, 86 101 returns the main line, 40 145 ventures to Aberystwyth, Whitby and Stranraer, 37410 arriving at Falmouth Docks, Network Rail’s 31 105 + 31 285 on the ‘Bristol Coal Stone Haul’, DRS’ 47 802 ventures to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Far North Line, D1010 & D1015 on a double-headed departure from Minehead, London Underground’s Sarah Siddons returns to traffic.

THERE’S ALSO:  73 136 + 73 204 on the Royal Ascot ‘Queen of Scots’, 2 HST power cars ‘back to back’ hauling a FGW HST set, triple-headed GBRf Class 73s on the Midland Main Line, 40 145 towing DRS acquisition 47 145 from Carnforth to Carlisle, 31 128 hauling FGW power cars to Brush, newly re-painted 47 840 North Star working a freight on the West Somerset Railway, 33 065 & 56 098 on Nene Valley freights, the final run of 47 575 on the East Lancs before being scrapped. There’s also the return to traffic of 37 152 and D9016 at Peak Rail, 37 906 on the Severn Valley, 47 635 at Swanage and 47 768 at Barry.

"This follows the same tried, tested and highly enjoyable format of all the other programmes in the series". TRACTION MAGAZINE

 


Programme Fact File

Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2007
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
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