Traction 2014 Pt1


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TRACTION 2014 Part 1

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 50007 Hercules returns to the main line for Colas to work the Boston steel; 87002 on hire to GBRf for the Mossend-Carlisle infrastructure trip; West Coast Railways’ 33029 on departmental duties; the only working of 56096 in Europhoenix livery - rescuing a failed Colas 66; Riviera Trains’ 47815 & 47843 on hire to GBRf for the Goole sand and on wagon moves to Immingham; 57306 also on hire to GBRf for biomass trains to Ironbridge power station; 60066 hauling the Halewood-Southampton cars; DCR Class 56s working over the Chilterns on spoil trains to Calvert, Colas Rail’s 70805 working the Bristol to Felixstowe Freightliner; test runs of the new DRS Class 68s including 68004 working the Daventry-Mossend intermodal; 55022 Royal Scots Grey on a Kilmarnock to Mossend wagon move; 60087 enters traffic for Colas; 20142 & 20189 receive Balfour Beatty livery; 37884 re-painted in Europhoenix livery; the first workings of Colas Rail’s new Class 70s ... and a look at GBRf’s Class 73/9 project at Brush Traction.

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: West Coast Railway’s 57313 and Network Rail’s 57305 working FGW’s Penzance-Paddington sleepers; 90034 re-painted in DRS livery and hired to Virgin; 57602 on FGW’s Saturday loco-hauled Exeter-Penzance service; 33012 and 40145 return to main line charter work; 55002 climbing Shap with the stock of the Royal Scotsman - and then working its first railtour in more than 30 years; 33207 working a charter along the Seaford branch in East Sussex; the first passenger train to traverse the new North Doncaster Chord; 20303 & 20304 departing from Blackfriars ... and a South West Trains branded HST reaches Swanage!

THERE’S ALSO: West Coast West Coast Railways’ 37685 working a test train out of Mallaig; 33029 hauling two 4-CEP coaches to Eastleigh Works; Network Rail’s New Measurement Train becomes the first HST on the Oban line; 56311 towing a Grand Central HST power car to Crewe; Southern-liveried 73202 on a rare main line outing; 47580 County of Essex on a FGW HST stock move to Kilmarnock; 33207 hauling the Swanage Railway’s Class 108 DMU to Eastleigh Works; two maroon-liveried ‘Westerns’ passing through Birmingham Moor Street; Colas Rail’s 37219 working at the North Norfolk Railway...and 50026 Indomitable shows off its new NSE livery at the Swanage.

 

 


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Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2014
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
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