Traction 2011 Pt2


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TRACTION 2011 Part 2

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 56311 working a Grimsby Docks to Cardiff Tidal scrap train; Royal loco 67006 on the Edinburgh bins; 47500 moving track machinery from Nottingham to Hitchin; DB Schenker’s 66221 working Freightliner’s Trafford Park to Southampton service; ‘Super Tug’ 60007 fails on the Ketton cement and is rescued by 67030; Colas 47s taking two convoys of stored Class 92s from Crewe to Dollands Moor; 66847 working the first timber train out of Teigngrace on the re-opened Heathfield branch; 20096 & 20227 on a Doncaster-Toton engineer’s train; Arriva-liveried 67003 on the Sinfin tanks; 37601 & 37611 on hire to DB Schenker for the Didcot-Bicester MoD trip; 47375 & 56302 hauling a rake of china clay wagons from Burngullow to Burton...and Network Rail’s 57306 rescuing GBRf’s Daventry to Dollands Moor intermodal.

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: 47841 & 47810 on the Norwich-Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth DMU replacement services; the last Virgin working of 57312 before its transfer to Network Rail; 92042 with the stock of Scotrail’s ‘Caledonian’ sleepers; a First Great Western HST set on hire to East Coast; 47832 goes into Northern Belle livery; 50044 & the Virgin Mark 3 ‘Pretendolino’ on a Euston-Holyhead charter; 55022 on railtours to Weymouth and Oban; 67002 piloting Tornado on a Victoria to Weymouth steam charter; 37706 rescuing the Scarborough Spa Express; 37607 & 37608 working DRS’s Glasgow to Southampton Docks boat train...and 'Crompton' D6515 working NYMR Grosmont-Whitby shuttles with 73136. 

THERE’S ALSO: Extensive coverage of Network Rail’s autumn RHTTs with loco classes 20, 37, 57, 66, 67 & 97; a five-loco Deltic convoy running from Shildon to Bury; 57310 on two MPV rescues in two days; GBRf Class 66s at the Nene Valley Railway on a snowplough test; 92041 delivering the last Class 380 EMU from Germany; 47739 & 47749 hauling a rake of 12 FGW HST buffet cars from Eastleigh Works to Kilmarnock; 57009 & 57011 on a Scottish snowplough test; 66723 Chinook moving by road from Alresford to RAF Odiham; 37409 on a GBRf Class 422 move; triple-headed Class 50s at the East Lancs Railway, 59001 & 59101 on the Mid-Norfolk Railway; newly-repainted 40106 at the Severn Valley Railway...and six Virgin Class 57s transferring to Network Rail.

 

 


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Narration: David Maxey
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