Traction 2018 Pt1


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TRACTION 2018 Part 1

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 37407, 37521 and 56090 all return to the main line; former DB Cargo Class 66s re-enter traffic with GB Railfreight in a variety of liveries including Large Logo and Biffa; DRS’s 37716 on Peak Forest shunting duties; 50008 Thunderer hauling a rake of box wagons from Eastleigh to Wembley; ROG’s 37608 rescuing a DB Cargo stone train at Clapham Junction; Northern Belle-liveried 57305 & 57312 on the Barrow-Sellafield flasks; 37059 & 37069 working the Mountsorrel-Basford Hall ballast; 56103 on the Barrington spoil; 70814 on biomass trials with GBRf; 47812 heading to Eastleigh with a rake of steel wagons; DRS’s 66304 rescuing a failed Freightliner on Beattock; 66763 hauling new sand hoppers on the Severn Valley Railway; GBRf takes over the Peak Forest Cemex traffic and the Hanson cement; loco convoys moving between Washwood Heath and Nottingham Eastcroft...and DRS Class 37s and Colas Class 56s do battle with the ‘Beast from the East’.

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: Loco haulage on the Windermere branch with 33029, 37669 and 57316; former DRS locos 47501 & 47805 return to the main line for Locomotive Services; 37405 leaving Liverpool Street with a Greater Anglia empty stock working; Trans Pennine Express Class 68s en route to and from Dollands Moor; BR blue Class 20s leaving London Victoria on a wedding special; 50007 & 50049 heading round the Cumbrian coast; 70811 working the ‘Scarborough Spa Express’; 66015 hauling the British Pullman; former GWR HST power cars transfer to Scotrail; Swanage-based 33012 working over London Underground’s Metropolitan Line; 55009 Alycidon blasting through Hadley Wood...and 20007 setting off ‘bonnet first’ from Wareham.  

THERE’S ALSO: 50008 passing through Edinburgh Haymarket with a rake of former GWR HST coaches; 47580 hauling a ballast regulator from Guide Bridge to Dollands Moor; 73118 shunting a rake of coal wagons at Barry; 37884 hauling the first rake of new Mark 5 sleeping coaches to Polmadie; GBRf’s 47749 leaving Glasgow Queen Street with an inspection saloon; 47812 & 47813 delivering new TPE Mark 5 coaching stock to Longsight; 70807 deputising for a failed Class 37 on a Colas test train; 66789 hauling the new Schweerbau milling machine; 57316 moving a track machine from Dundee to Guide Bridge; Class 68-hauled TPE driver training; DRS Class 57s on hire to ROG...and the long-awaited return to traffic of 40012 Aureol at the East Lancs Railway’s Class 40 gala.

 


Programme Fact File

Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2018
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
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