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TRACTION 2012 Part 1

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION:

Three DRS Class 37s rescue a DB Schenker coal train; 56094 returns to traffic for Colas; 66701 hauling LUL battery locos and wagons from West Ruislip to Stonebridge Park; 37688 on hire to GBRf to work a ballast train to Arisaig; Royal 67s on the Toton-Whitemoor departmental; BARS Class 56s working the Shipley-Cardiff Tidal scrap; 97302 working a Bescot to Eastleigh rail train; DRS’ 66434 emerges in a new Malcolm livery; 67011 on the Jaguar ‘car carriers’ to Washwood Heath; Colas take on the aviation fuel to Prestwick, Linkswood & Sinfin; 73119 returns to traffic for GBRf in BR blue; DRS acquire former Virgin Class 57s; the first Colas timber train out of Baglan Bay... and a ten loco convoy of GBRf locos – eight of which are Class 73s!

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: 67014 working the empty stock of the Caledonian sleepers over the Chiltern Line; two HST power cars rescuing a FGW Penzance-Paddington HST service; 57315 & 57308 and the Virgin Mark 3 set working West Coast Virgin diversions over the Chiltern Line; the end of Class 57s on Arriva’s ‘WAG Express’; a silver repaint for 67026 for Royal Train duties; 37409 & 37601 rescue failed Class 47s on DRS’ Edinburgh to Southampton Docks boat train; 57308 towing two ‘Voyager’ coaches to York; DRS Class 37s and 47s working the Carlisle-Sellafield’ commuter train; 66213 crossing Bletchley flyover with the ‘Concrete Cow’ charter, the spectacular unveiling at York of 91110 as ‘Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’ and Anglia’s 90009 is decorated and named ‘Diamond Jubilee’. 

THERE’S ALSO: Two Eurotunnel KRUPP diesel locos dragging a French TGV over the HS1 route; Network Rail Class 57s on ‘snow train’ tests; 60015 towing a ‘Javelin’ unit from Dollands Moor to York; 47798 ‘Prince William’ with ‘Green Arrow’ and ‘Mallard’ in tow; 73205 ventures along the Folkestone Harbour branch; 50049 hauling 37308 & 50044 & 50135 from Cardiff to Kidderminster; 47245 towing Hungary-bound 86215 from Long Marston to Wembley; 50027 ‘Lion’ moves to the Mid-Hants Railway; 56312 hauling a re-painted Mark 3 coach from Bristol to Wembley; 47739 moving Class 507 EMU’s between Kilmarnock and Birkenhead; 47812 on hire to BARS hauling Mark 3 coaches from Bletchley to Doncaster; Class 56s arriving at EMR Kingsbury for breaking…and after 22 years, 50026 ‘Indomitable’ returns to traffic in spectacular style at the Swanage diesel gala!

 

 


Programme Fact File

Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2012
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
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