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37418 Cab Rides 1-4 - Special Offer. Blu-ray

Code: TC155-b

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Get all four cab rides on Blu-ray for £65.00. (TC151-b, TC152-b, TC153-b and TC154-b) or all four on DVD for £55.00 (TC151, TC152, TC153 and TC154).

One of the traction highlights of recent months has been 37418 on hire to Loram, in the LRLO pool and working off Derby RTC. Painted in the large logo livery and named "An Comunn Gaidhealach" the loco looks as it was in 1986, newly converted as a 37/4 and based at Inverness. In addition to railtours, regular trips to Toton and Doncaster and working with 'Caroline', on 12th/13th May 2023, the 37 worked a massive out and back journey from Derby, running a whopping 600+ miles and reaching the Eastern and Southern regions! It may well be the Class 37 working of the year and the whole journey - every single mile and chain - was filmed from the cab and with the full of assistance from Loram, it is available from Videoscene on DVD, Blu-ray and download - split into four full length cab rides.

37418 Cab Ride 1 - Derby to Ely

From Derby, we head north through Chesterfield, Masborough and Milford Junction then on to the sidings at Gascoigne Wood. For this first section, the load was two coaches, a DBSO and a Mk2 TSO. After a few shunt moves, a whopping EIGHT Mk3 coaches were added and as LOAD 10 - we head for Knottingley, Doncaster and the ECML to Peterborough and Ely. One Class 37 and TEN coaches is a decent load any day, and 37418 had to work hard!
Code: TC151-b      Duration: Approx 240 mins (2 discs)

37418 Cab Ride 2 - Ely to Yarmouth/Yarmouth to Stowmarket 
At Ely, the plan was to use the station avoider but due to a track defect, we had to run round 1st line instead. We then head east across the fens towards Norwich. It's quite a slow run, for a loco hauled train and at Norwich we avoid the station, taking the Wensun curve and on to Great Yarmouth, via Reedham and the lesser-used and remote Berney Arms. 37s hauling lots of coaches were once common at Yarmouth, as the train is propelled into the former carriage sidings, now of course the home of Eastern Rail Services - the new owner of these coaches. From Yarmouth, it's light engine back, but over the other route via Acle, to Wensun and the GEML to Stowmarket.
Code: TC152-b       Duration: Approx 174 mins (1 disc)

37418 Cab Ride 3 - Stowmarket - Welwyn GC - Hither Green
After changing ends at Stowmarket we head off via Bury St. Edmunds, Chippenham Junction and the lesser-seen mostly single line to Cambridge, then to the Hitchin and the ECML again, finally to Welwyn Garden City CE sidings for overnight stabling. Resuming the following morning, the journey continues south along the ECML, Finsbury Park and on to the North London Line, Gospel Oak, Camden Road and Willesden. It's a slow crawl - as always - following EMUs, then via Mitre Bridge Junction, Kensington Olympia, Factory Junction, Denmark Hill, Nunhead and Lewisham we reach Hither Green and run into the yard.
Code: TC153-b       Duration: Approx 202 mins (1 disc)

37418 Cab Ride 4 - Hither Green to Derby
Now hauling a track machine as a class 6 train (60 mph), the final journey is back via Nunhead and Kensington Olympia to Gospel Oak, on the GOBLIN line to Upper Holloway and the curve to the ECML. It's ECML all the way north, Stevenage, Hitchin, Sandy and Peterborough then Helpston Junction and the signal boxes and traditional signals on the line to Melton Mowbray, the lesser-used Syston East to North Junctions and then the MML north to Loughborough, Trent South Junction and Derby, finally propelling into the RTC.
Code: TC154-b       Duration: Approx 255 mins (2 discs)

The full route is shown on all cab rides and a thrash cam in the back cab records the 37 and ambient sounds. WARNING - it gets noisy! On 12th May, very few passenger trains were running due to industrial action so we don't pass much - except freight. This was a bonus as we were often routed on fast lines, with constant green signals, running at maximum line speed.

Please note: A lot of our cab rides originate from Derby so the three principle routes from this location have featured heavily over the years and they are repeated here again. Also, much of the routes in Anglia have been filmed more recently and are here again. You may already own these cab rides. As this was such a high profile working, rather than edit-out the routes already available, the option was taken to leave everything in, the whole lot, and split it accordingly. A 37 on load 10 anytime, and on the Southern, is not an everyday occurrence - and it really needs to be recorded!

Produced by - Train Crazy
Duration - Approx 840 minutes
Format - 16:9 widescreen
Blu-ray and DVD
Released - October & November 2023

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