Traction 2013 Pt1


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TRACTION 2013 Part 1

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: Colas duo 47727 & 47749 hauling a 2,200 tonne ballast train to Eastleigh; WCRC’s newly-acquired 57316 on a Frodingham-Bescot departmental; Royal 67s on the Morris Cowley-Southampton Docks cars;  DRS’s 47818 on hire to Colas for the Boston steel; 37688 & 37419 hauling a long welded rail train from Mossend to Ardlui; Colas Rail’s 66848 hauling the Thamesport-Lawley Street Freightliner; 37602 & 37607 on a waste trial to Winfrith in Dorset; 47739 working the Sinfin tanks; WCRC duo 57006 & 57316 rescue the Chirk timber; Chiltern’s 67015 on the Toton-Beeston departmental; pairs of DRS 37s and 57s on Anglo-Scottish intermodal services; the end of coal and oil trains to Didcot power station; DCR Class 56s on new traffic flows to Calvert, Butterwell and Thoresby; Class 37/4s return to traffic with DRS; 66750 arrives from Holland for GBRf...and 20189 and 20227 receive London Underground liveries. 

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: 47828 & 47802 ‘top & tailing’ a Norwich to Peterborough ‘Foot-Ex’; 20312 bonnet-first on the Chingford branch; LUL’s Sarah Siddons on London Underground 150 specials; 37218 & 37609 on the Exmouth branch; DRS 47s deputising for a DMU on Norwich-Lowestoft services; 66739 working the first through-train from London to Sheffield Park for 55 years; D9009 Alycidon on both the East Coast and West Coast; 66075 hauling the failed Glasgow to Euston Scotrail sleepers; Arriva’s 67001 & 67002 working over the Chiltern Line with a Wrexham-Wembley ‘Foot-Ex’...and four former Arriva Class 57/3s transfer to WCR.

THERE’S ALSO: 20142 & 20227 on London Underground’s District Line; 33207 hauling four Orient Express coaches to Selhurst; various Snow & Ice Treatment Trains with haulage by 37516, 47802, 66846 & 73109; Deltic 55022 on hire to GB Railfreight for Scottish EMU moves; 37425 hauling three overhauled Network Rail DVTs to Derby; 31190 on the ECML towing Union of South Africa; 37685 working a GB Railfreight EMU move to Kilmarnock; 66705 hauling the last two VOP units from Ashford to Barrow Hill; 47727 hauling two ‘Juniper’ EMUs; 33103 working on the Bluebell Railway...and the probable ‘clag shot of the year’ featuring 56103 at the Nene Valley Railway!

 

 


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Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2013
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
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