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Diesel & Electric Diaries Vol 5: Clapham Wellingborough Bristol

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This series of programmes will take us to classic stations, depots and other railway locations around Britain, where the locomotives, liveries and rolling stock are from an era that is now long gone.

Loco-hauled passenger and freight trains are in abundance, but we will see shunters and multiple units as well.

Volume 5 in the series of programmes looks at three locations:

Chapter 1:
Clapham Junction in 1991 and 1992 together with a short interlude at Kensington Olympia.

Passenger trains are mostly in the hands of Class 47s and 33s with 73s on the Gatwick Airport trains, but the almost extinct Class 50s turn up from time to time.

Freights are hauled by 47s, 56s, 59s and 60s but a 73 and even a class 31 make an appearance.

Chapter 2:
Wellingborough on 21st May 1989 - the day of the 'Inter-City Diesel Day'.

If you were there, it's an absolute must DVD, but even if you weren't, this was probably the major main line gala day of 1989, if not the decade!

Passenger specials ran from Leicester to St Pancras and return all day hauled by exotic motive power such as classes 20, 33s, 37s, a freight class 47, a 56 and even a 58.

On top of this, we see the normal daily service plus 20051 and 20055 turn up on a freight.

Chapter 3:
Bristol Temple Meads in 1987.

Naturally 47s, 50s and 'Cromptons' are regular performers, but amazingly two Class 45/0s are seen on passenger as late as 1987.

Freights are seen as well behind 37s, 56s and even 31s. Liveries of course are from that period.

Full captions with minimal commentary.

Produced by - Globe Video Films
Running time - 63 Minutes
DVD only

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