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TRACTION 2020 Part 1

THE 50th PROGRAMME IN THE SERIES!

FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: DCR’s overhauled 60029 working its first train in twelve years; the first Class 70 over the Esk Valley route; 92006 working the final train of cartics for GBRf; 31128 hauling a track renewal machine; 37218 solo on the Tees Dock-Daventry Tesco Express; 66778 working a Ludgershall to Dereham MoD train; 59002 light engine through Leeds; 70803 fronting the first Aberdeen to Spalding calcium carbonate tanks; DB Class 66s ‘top & tailing’ the weedkilling train in Devon; Pullman-liveried 67021 & 67024 hauling a rake of new Mendip Rail wagons from Dollands Moor to Wembley; Freightliner’s 59206 and 90044 receive Genesee & Wyoming livery; DRS blue 90034 re-enters traffic for DB Cargo; GBRf acquire three ‘Euro’ Class 66s from Sweden; Colas Rail’s former 37521 re-enters service with LSL; convoys of Greater Anglia Class 90s transferring to Freightliner...and 66731 is painted into NHS blue and named Captain Tom Smith at Eastleigh.

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: The DRS Class 20 farewell tour; ROG ‘Thunderbird’ locos rescuing failed new Greater Anglia ‘Flirt’ units; DB Class 90s receive Grand Central livery; Scotrail-liveried 47712 working its first charter train for LSL; 33012 & 33202 hauling the ‘Devonian Crompton’ charter; Maritime-liveried 66727 working the Inverness-Edinburgh Caledonian sleepers; 57313 hauling the final pre-lockdown charter train; 87002 on a LSL driver training run to Carlisle; DB’s 90039 and ex-LNER Mark 4 stock on a Grand Central driver training run to Blackpool North; Chiltern’s 68010 & Trans Pennine’s 68022 double-heading the Toton-Crewe departmental... and LSL’s 86101, 87002, 90001 and 90002 all receive retro-Inter City swallow livery.

THERE’S ALSO: 20007 & 20205 hauling the High Speed Milling Machine to Derby; 50007 & 50049 on various GBRf stock moves; 60055 on a Chiltern DVT transfer; the new DATS overhead line test train featuring 90035, 91122 and other assorted traction; 47593 working over the Weardale Railway with Caledonian sleeper coaches; DCR’s 60055 hauling Greater Anglia Mark 3s to Eastleigh Works; Freightliner’s 47830 with a brand new Trans-Pennine Nova 3 set in tow; GBRf Class 47s on Greater Anglia stock transfers; ROG hire two pairs of Class 20s for moves of ex-GWR HST stock to Newport Docks for scrapping; Class 442 Wessex Electrics heading to the breakers yard; 60046 hauling the unique 89001 to Toton for a repaint...and Thursday night NHS horns at Peak Forest and Eastleigh!
 


Programme Fact File

Narration: David Maxey
First Published: 2020
Areas Featured: From all over the UK
Class Featured: Most current UK loco types, including some preserved.
Availability: Now


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