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Diesel Decade: The 1980s Volume 2

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Released as a follow-up to the popular Diesel Decade - the 1990s, this is part two of a double release featuring main line traction from the 1980s.

Volume 2 looks at type 4 and 5 locomotives featuring classes 40, 45, 46, 47, 50, 55, 56,58, 59 and HST.

Just a small selection of highlights of Volume 2 include:

  • Class 40s in North Wales, on the Settle and Carlisle line and around Manchester.
  • 45/0 and 45/1 locomotives in the North West, North East and South West of England, including 45063 on a Summer Saturday working and 45022 on 'The Devonian' in 1980 and Tinsley unofficial names on 45/1s.
  • 46s on parcels and passenger workings including 46016 and 46039.
  • 47s - a fabulous array of liveries from scenes North and South of the border including Summer Saturday at Norwich. Also see 47901 in action.
  • Rare film of both unrefurbished and refurbished class 50s. See 'Neptune', 'Superb', 'Conqueror', 'Barham' and Formidable' amongst many others.
  • Also features 50025 'Invincible' in action on the day before it was written off.
  • See the Inimitable 'Deltics' in their last two years of action. This all new footage includes 'Royal Scots Grey', 'Ballymoss', 'Green Howards', 'The Black Watch', 'Meld' and several others.
  • 55013 at Selby before the re-routing of the ECML and the 'Deltic Tribute' tour of 2 January 1982.
  • Class 56s in BR blue, large logo blue and several variants of grey.
  • See the experimental 56042, the first to be withdrawn.
  • Class 58s in red-stripe livery through to grey with sector markings.
  • Class 59s - the new kids on the block.
  • And finally a brief look back at HSTs in the early days.

Produced by - Globe Video Films
Running time - 72 Minutes
DVD only

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