Traction 2010 Pt1


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TRACTION 2010 Part 1

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 37 601, 86 101 & 87 002 working Royal Mail trains, 20 901 & 20 905 with a rake of GBRf coal hoppers, Riviera duo 47 805 & 47 839 on hire to Colas for the Boston steel, 67 026 ventures onto the Swanage Railway to work a ballast train, 60 096 makes a rare foray to Onllwyn colliery, 20 142 & 20 189 with deliveries of new London Underground S stock, 56 311 & 56 312 hauling a rake of 100-tonne tankers up the Lickey, 57 301 working the Fort William-Lynemouth alumina tanks, 37 425 on ballasting duties on the Oban Line, Fastline Freight’s 66 305 ventures to Thorney Mill, the first Class 70 to venture to Scotland and Immingham, FIVE Class 92s on one train….and after a 10 year absence 37 409 returns to traffic with DRS.

 

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: 20 304 working East Anglian passenger trains between Norwich, 37 667’s Inverness-Perth East Coast HST drag, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, 57 602 & 57 605 and the Night Riviera sleepers on a Oxford-Paddington service, 91 121 on a rare ECML HST drag, 66 402 & 66 721 deputising for failed Class 57s on FGW’s Cardiff-Taunton service, 37 425 working the empty stock of the Euston sleepers into Glasgow Central, 70 003 becomes the first of its class to work a passenger train, D1015 pairs up with 40145 for a trip to Cornwall, the welcome return of 55 022 to railtour action….and the unveiling of re-painted 57 604 Pendennis Castle in GWR green at Didcot.

 

THERE’S ALSO: 57 603 hauling a Hull Trains Class 180 DMU, 47 739 hauling 4-CIG unit 1881 from Eastleigh Works to Barrow Hill, the extraordinary visit of 73 107 to London Paddington, 66 728 hauling two Class 325 Royal Mail units to Fort William, 47 739 hauling Grand Central HST stock from Stoke Marcroft to Heaton, Floyd-liveried 86 232 moving from Crewe to Long Marston, 86 701 & 86 702 on a DVT test run for Chiltern Trains, 57 306 works over the Chilterns with WSMR stock from Crewe, Class 50 D444 returns to the main line to haul 50 026 from Kidderminster to Eastleigh Works, former EPS loco 73 118 shunting at Barry…and 46 010 returns to action at the Great Central Railway.

 

 


Programme Fact File

Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2010
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
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