Traction 2011 Pt1


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TRACTION 2011 Part 1

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 55022 on hire to GB Railfreight working the Alcan alumina tanks between North Blyth and Lynemouth plus its extraordinary appearance on the Fort William-North Blyth tanks; DBS-liveried 59206 working the Theale-Robeston tanks; GBRf-liveried 92032 hauling the Daventry-Dollands Moor intermodal; 20304 & 20305 hauling a rake of container flats from Harwich to Peterborough; DRS’ 66433 working the Northolt-Calvert ‘Binliner’; 92026 hauling a rake of 41 Seacow ballast wagons; 47739 hauling stored KSA wagons to Hamilton; 73206 shunting in Peterborough Yard; 66842 works the first Colas coal train over the Weardale Railway; 92009 emerges in DB Schenker livery; damaged 70012 leaving Newport Docks by road on its way back to the USA….and an amazing 10 loco convoy of Class 66s.

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: The Wrexham & Shropshire farewell at London Marylebone; DRS start hauling Boat Trains to Southampton Docks and then take over the Northern Belle; a FGW HST ventures along the Exmouth branch in Devon; FGW’s 57603 arriving at Brush for a re-paint; Class 67 haulage for Chiltern Trains; 91101 arriving at Kings Cross on its maiden run in ‘Flying Scotsman’ livery; 31190 & 31601 traversing the Hope Valley; ‘Bubble Car’ W55034 re-enters traffic for Chiltern Railways in two-tone green; 20303 & 20309 deputising for steam on the Northern Belle to Holyhead…and 47790 emerges in Northern Belle livery.

THERE’S ALSO: ‘Crompton’ D6515’s main line test run following its Eastleigh Works overhaul; 56312 on hire to Colas towing a ballast cleaner; the bizarre combination of 86101 towing 73109; FOUR Class 59s on a freight train on the West Somerset Railway; Network Rail Class 97s at work on the Cambrian route; DRS Class 37s on the Bourne End and Henley-on-Thames branches; 57601 towing 2 Grand Central HST power cars to Loughborough; Freightliner-liveried 57001 ventures to Barry; 57314 towing 2 ‘Voyager’ coaches; 50044 returns to the main line re-painted in BR blue; 20308 on inspection saloon duties at York; 31190 towing 40106 from the Nene Valley to Washwood Heath; 37254 ventures to Eridge on the Spa Valley Railway …and the ‘Clag shot of the Year’ as former Fastline 56301 returns to traffic at the Swanage diesel gala in spectacular style.

 

 


Programme Fact File

Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2011
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
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