Produced in conjunction with Freightmaster, no.15 in the highly-acclaimed and best-selling Big Freight series features another superb feast of freight trains, filmed countrywide during 2015/2016.
Skipton-Grassington Line: Continuing our look at freight-only branches, we head to North Yorkshire and the picturesque Grassington branch which is used by stone trains serving Swinden Quarry. Now in the hands of GBRf Class 66s, various trains are featured along the line as well as a look at the quarry terminus itself.
Colas Class 37s: The use of Colas Class 37s on Network Rail Infrastructure Monitoring trains has been one of the traction highlights of recent times. With many celebrity machines returning to the main line, Colas have acquired a superb pool of locos, working countrywide on the yellow trains. This feature includes 37025 in Large Logo blue and 37057 in BR green.
GSW diversions: The closure of the WCML north of Carlisle prompted two months of diversions in early 2016. Travelling along the Glasgow South Western route via Dumfries and Kilmarnock - a line which normally sees little freight - intensive services operated with containers, cars, steel, oil, flasks, ballast and even sleeper trains all diverted. See various 60s and 66s, 37s on a flask train, 2 x 47s on the Caledonian sleeper and much more.
Colton Junction: This popular Freightmaster hotspot is visited again with a great day from July 2015. See various GBRf Class 66s on coal and biomass trains, DB, Freightliner and DRS Class 66s on containers, steel and engineers trains and the day ends with a DCR Class 56 on the Cardiff scrap.
Plus: Action from numerous other locations including Class 60s at the Humber oil terminal, 5-in-a-row at Brocklesby, 3-in-a-row at Whittlesea, the unusual swing bridge at Keadby, footage from West Ealing with trains running to/from Calvert and a round-up of Scottish action.
Also: 37884 on a stock move, 56081 on scrap, 56104+56098 on a stock move, Class 73s on freight in Scotland and much more.
• All sections are introduced with full commentary and maps.
• Filmed in 16:9 widescreen.
• So much more than just train after train running past the camera!
• This is all brand new footage, filmed 2015-2016. It has never been used before and is not available anywhere else – GUARANTEED.
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 150 minutes (2 hours 30 mins)
Format - 16:9 widescreen
Blu-Ray and DVD
Released - May 2016