Traction 2008 Pt1


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TRACTION 2008 Part 1

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 56 057 returns to the main line re-numbered as 56 311, Riviera Class 47s and Virgin Class 57s hauling GB Railfreight Royal Mail trains, 37 401 working the Sinfin tanks, 37 401 + 37 422 hauling a rake of HAA coal hoppers from Millerhill to Mossend, 47 818 rescuing an EWS stone train in Suffolk, Colas Rail’s 47 727 hauling a rake of Mega-Fret wagons from Aberthaw to Dollands Moor, the first coal train over the newly re-opened Stirling-Alloa line, freight traffic returns to the Tolworth branch, 37 422 on the Daventry-Bescot intermodal, 47 848 hauling a Royal Mail Class 325 unit to Ayr, Royal Mail and DRS diversions following the new year Rugby engineering fiasco. 

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: 86 259 Les Ross returns to the main line, 47 712 + 47 802 launch the short-lived ‘Stobart Pullman’, Riviera Class 47s & Virgin Class 57s & EWS Class 67s on hire to Grand Central, Cass 87s going into store at Long Marston – and then emerge to head for Bulgaria, Class 25 D7628 working NYMR service trains to Whitby, DRS Class 20s rescuing a steam charter on the Cumbrian coast, 55 022 ventures to Oban and Penzance, 40 145 travels to Lowestoft and Aberystwyth, 37 069 + 37 423 working to Oban with the Stobart Pullman, ground-breaking trips to Edinburgh and Whitby for D1015 Western Champion, the ACTS Class 58 farewell tour in Holland

THERE’S ALSO: 40 145 at Marsden with a RHTT in tow, 67 005 hauling the Royal Train over the Severn Valley Railway, Class 31 + DBSO testing, the first two Network Rail Class 97s (formerly Class 37s) on main line test runs, 31 601 + 31 454 venture to Largs, Chiltern Trains ‘bubble car’ visits London Euston, D9009 Alycidon in action at Quainton Road, 73 204 going for a spin on the M25, 57 009 + 57 010 hauling a ‘stoneblower’ to Wymondham, 73 107 arriving at Moorgate GN underground station, D1023 Western Fusilier returns to action at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway…and 07 007, 37 275 and 37 906 star at the Swanage diesel gala.  

 

 


Programme Fact File

Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2008
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
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