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Delivering The Goods: GBRf

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The Delivering The Goods series reviews the current operations of Britain's rail freight companies.

This volume features GB Railfreight, a company that began in 2001 and has been growing ever since. Its flexible approach to rail freight has resulted in a diverse portfolio of operations.

In the programme you will see the kinds of trains it runs, go behind the scenes at March depot, take a look at Whitemoor Yard and learn the story of GBRf from its inception to the present day.

Highlights include:

  • Brand-new Class 66s on their delivery runs from Newport Docks
  • 66s on a variety of engineering trains
  • 73212 and 73213 on a de-icing train
  • 66709 on intermodal
  • Hams Hall intermodal diversions at Beaconsfield and Taplow
  • Peterborough, March and Tonbridge depots
  • The Mountfield gypsum workings in the south and Kirkby Thore workings in the north, including diversions over the Tyne Valley route
  • The Aberdeen mud oil working
  • The North Walsham condensate tanks
  • The GB mail trains with Class 87s on the West and East Coast Main Lines
  • The Metronet naming ceremony at Euston
  • The Chinook naming at Harringworth
  • The last days of the hired-in Class 08s at Whitemoor yard
  • Coal trains from Tyne Dock and Redcar to Drax
  • The short-term flow from Butterwell to Daw Mill
  • Stock moves featuring scrap EMUs, Class 87s heading for Bulgaria and brand-new Underground 'S' stock en route and arriving at Old Dalby for testing
  • Passenger workings, including 66704 rescuing a Virgin service train, 73s at the West Somerset, 87s on railtours
  • GB locos working for other operators, including 66712 on long-term hire to DRS, 66s on the Freightliner Binliner and 66727 on Fastline coal.

All this and plenty more will keep you entertained and bring you fully up-to-speed on the position GBRf holds in the rail freight market today.

Produced by - Visions International
Running time - 75 Minutes
Format - 4;3
DVD only
Released - 2009

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