In this programme we visit:
GERMANY - the second part in our look at the busy passenger and freight line linking Nürnberg with Würzburg. ICE trainsets dominate with class 440 on locals and a variety of locos on freight. Surprise visitors are two Swiss class 501 trainsets on test.
SWITZERLAND - the first part of a feature looking at the route between Winterthur and Sankt Gallen, through typical northern Swiss country scenery. Classes GTW2/6, 420, 425, 460, 500, 502 and 511 all feature. Our first visit looks at the line between Elgg and near to Wils.
AUSTRIA - we call in to the Linz Localbahn at Eferding for a quick look at electric unit operations and locos stabled.
BELGIUM - the busy strategic main line linking Antwerpen with Hasselt is visited with a study of operations around Berlaar and to the east of Aarschot. Class 66, 186, 18, 19, 21, AM08 and AM80 units appear on a variety of freight and passenger workings.
GERMANY - two scenes of class 112s in action north of Berlin.
FRANCE - we are now in the final months of regular locomotive-hauled trains on the route between Paris and Caen in Normandy. This section takes a look at Class BB15000 and BB26000 electrics at work on the line as well as examples of Bi-Mode Multiple Units. The locomotives are due to be replaced by new Omnéo Premium Electric Units now starting to be introduced as this programme is put together in July 2020.
Produced by - Lineside Video Productions
Running time - 96 minutes approx
Format - DVD and Blu-ray
Released - August 2020