Traction 2019 Pt1


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TRACTION 2019 Part 1

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: Freightliner’s 70007 on hire to Colas for the Carlisle-Chirk timber; 37716 working solo on the 6K97 Toton-Crewe; large logo 37418 in charge of the Bridgend-Dagenham Ford vans; 70801 hauling a rake of calcium carbonate tanks to Aberdeen; DCR Class 56s on ballast trains to Southampton and Boston; 50008 Thunderer hauling a monster rake of box wagons from Wembley to Kellingley; 70809 working the very last Rectory Junction tanks; 57308 rescuing GBRf’s Dagenham-Garston cars; Class 56s briefly take over the haulage of the Dagenham-Bridgend Ford vans before the traffic abruptly comes to an end; European Class 66s being towed between Hull Docks and Longport; DB Cargo Class 66s receive Maritime and PD Ports liveries; DRS’s 37419 receives retro Inter City colours; Freightliner’s 66587 is repainted into pink and white Ocean Network Express livery...and 92020 returns to traffic after an absence of 18 years!

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: The final day of GWR InterCity 125 HST operation in and out of Paddington; the return of Class 37-hauled Cardiff-Rhymney commuter services; more loco-haulage on the Windermere branch; 55009 Alycidon on its only railtour of the year; 50007 & 50049 travel to Tweedbank; 33012 & 33029 head round the Wirral with the ‘Ruby Vampire’ railtour; 31128 returns to the main line to work ‘The Sunday Yicker’ charter; GBRf-liveried 50007 & 50049 working the 25th anniversary ‘50 Terminator’ railtour; 47773 on the mothballed Ironbridge branch; 33207 hauling a steam excursion on the East Grinstead branch; 47593 returns to the main line...and 50007 hauling a rake of redundant GWR HST stock to Long Marston!   

THERE’S ALSO: 73963 & 73965 hauling a new LNER ‘Azuma’ to Eastleigh Works; ROG?Class 57s hauling withdrawn Class 313 units for scrapping; 66788 taking a rake of Caledonian sleeper coaches to Rotherham for breaking; the very last London Underground S Stock move from Derby to West Ruislip; 57305 hauling re-liveried Heathrow Express Class 387 ‘Electrostars’ from Ilford to Reading; Class 20s, 37s and 57/0s on various snowplough moves; Southern’s 73202 with the Hastings DEMU in tow; 57312 leaving Brush Traction with a newly-converted ‘Flex’ unit; DB Cargo delivering new Greater Anglia ‘Flirt’ units to Norwich; Royal Oak moves to the GCR; double-headed Hymeks on the West Somerset Railway....and Chinnor’s 31163 is transformed into Derby RTC livery as 97205.

 


Programme Fact File

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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