Traction 2016 Pt2


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TRACTION 2016 Part 2

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: Overhauled 37403 and 37424 return to the main line for DRS in large logo livery; 59003 working the Tinsley-Bardon Hill aggregates; Heavy Haul’s 47830 on a Leeds-Crewe coal wagon move; 37069 & 37604 deputise for a Class 68 on the Mountsorrel-Crewe ballast; UK Rail Leasing’s 56104 is hired by Colas to work the Boston steel; 67015 on the Lairg tanks; 73964 & 73965 working a ballast train over the Bluebell Railway; the final Holybourne tanks and the subsequent end of rail traffic in and out of Fawley refinery; the naming ceremony of 66727 at Birch Coppice; the final Class 73/9 conversion emerging from Brush Traction; 37099 returns to the main line for Colas... and coverage of the autumn ‘leaf busters’ including Colas Class 56s on the North Wales coast, DRS Class 20s on South Humberside and the first Class 68 on RHTT duties.

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: Class 68 haulage on Greater Anglia ‘Wherry Lines’ services; 86101, 87002 and GBRf Class 66s are drafted in to work Caledonian sleeper services; 37025 hauling its first main line passenger train in seventeen years; retro Inter City ‘swallow’ livery for GWR’s 43185; Colas Rail’s 56087 on the ‘Scarborough Spa Express’; 20107 leading the ‘Buffer Puffer 13.0’ off the Isle of Sheppey; 33207 hauling the ‘Cliffe Hopper’ railtour round Rugeley power station; 66779 Evening Star on the ‘Royal Scotsman’; 37800 & 37884 with the ‘Thrash Bash’ railtour; D1015 Western Champion at Bridlington; the naming of Chiltern’s 68010 at Oxford...and extensive coverage of GB Railfreight’s extraordinary multi-traction four day ‘GBRf 15’ charity tour. 

THERE’S ALSO: Class 31, 37 and 47 haulage for redundant Gatwick Express Class 442 unit moves  to Eastleigh and Ely; GBRf Class 66s hauling Eurostars to EMR Kingsbury for scrapping; Network Rail’s 31233 continues in traffic; 56098 & 56104 delivering new South West Trains Class 707 units to Clapham Junction; 67005 hauling the first Crossrail EMU to Asfordby for testing; 20189 & 20205 with the prototype HST in tow; 56081 & 56098 delivering a former Nightstar generator van to Brush Traction; 1920’s-style London Transport liveried 20142 hauling LUL’s 4TC set to Eastleigh Works; the return to traffic of the Growler Group’s resplendent D6948; ‘Slug’ 37901 leaving the Mid-Hants Railway after being acquired by Colas...and four Class 40s on one train at the East Lancs Railway.

 


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Narration: David Maxey
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