Traction 2018 Pt2


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TRACTION 2018 Part 2

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 37219 on the Dagenham-Bridgend Ford vans; 50008 hauling container flats to Dollands Moor; 66013 rescuing the Knowsley-Wilton ‘binliner’; Freightliner’s 47830 working the Folly Lane-Basford Hall tanks; Colas Class 60s transfer to GB Railfreight; Freightliner’s 66413 receives Genesee & Wyoming livery; GBRf’s 66780 emerges in Cemex colours; ROG take on DRS’s two Northern Belle Class 57s; 56105 and 56301 on Peak Forest shunting duties; GBRf’s newly-acquired Class 60s on biomass traffic out of Tyne Dock; Colas Rail’s 37421 & WCRC’s 37685 fronting a rake of Scottish auto-ballasters; freight returns to Ashton-in-Makerfield; Freightliner take over the Colnbrook fuel tanks...and a comprehensive round-up of Network Rail’s autumn leaf fall operation.

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: Class 40 D213 Andania returns to the main line after 34 years; the first Class 92 to work out of Waterloo International; the first Class 87 to haul a train into Paddington; 57316 on the Windermere branch; GBRf’s 47727 & 47749 working in multiple on the ‘Tees-Wear Explorer’ charter; a failed 47832 arriving at Weymouth with the Northern Belle; 20189 departing from Whitby ‘bonnet first’ on a passenger train; the last GWR HST power cars to leave Landore depot; the closure of Old Oak Common HST depot; Scotrail HST driver training; 55009 Alycidon on the ‘Deltic Retro Scot’ and ‘Deltic Deviator’ railtours; 57601 repainted into Northern Belle colours...and the first run of LNER’s 91119 in heritage Inter City livery.  

THERE’S ALSO: 92026 testing new Mark 5 Caledonian sleepers; 37884 hauling two Class 365 ‘Networker’ units to Glasgow Works; 37405 and 57007 on Greater Anglia DVT moves to Cardiff; Colas 66s on test train duties over the HS1 route; ROG delivering new TPE Mark 5 stock to Longsight; 37884 hauling two TfL Class 315 EMUs to Newport Docks for scrapping; 20142 & 20189 on a snowplough test run from Derby; 66002 delivering the first Greater Anglia Class 755 unit to Norwich; 66725 dragging a Class 332 Heathrow Express unit; 66590 delivering new Mark 5 sleeper coaches to Polmadie; GWR’s Laira-based 08483 visits the South Devon Railway; a six-loco ‘thrash-ex’ at the Spa Valley Railway...and 50033 Glorious returns to action after an absence of fourteen years!

 


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Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2019
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
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