A digital re-master of our documentary detailing the final days of Bristol Bath Road diesel traction depot in May 1995. This programme captures two days and one night in the life of the depot during its last days of full working, when the depot had responsibility for the maintenance and repair of CrossCountry, Great Western, Res and EPS locomotives. The staff are seen at work, round the clock, in an hour-by-hour account of the depot’s varied and fascinating activities, which include....
There's also a trip on the footplate of 47774 for a detailed view of the trackwork through the confines of the depot, from the Main Shed into Temple Meads station and then passing between the Heavy Lift Shop and Jacking Shed to travel onto the depot turntable; there’s an end-to-end overhead view of the Heavy Lift Shop, plus a fire brigade training exercise on withdrawn 47509.
Finally, there are scenes from the depot’s last day of operation on Friday 26th May 1995, when Bath Road diesel depot officially closed its doors, bringing to an end over 30 years operation as a locomotive maintenance facility. An immaculate 47816 was christened ‘Bristol Bath Road’ and the depot staff were presented with their ISO9002 Quality Award. It ends with a final historic loco line-up featuring D172 ‘Ixion’, 37604 and the newly-named 47816.
Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 80 Minutes
Released - 2012