With so much attention paid to the classic diesel types it's easy to forget the sterling work put in by the fleet of electric locomotives over the years.
Many of these types are now confined to history and so the time is right to look back at the range of mainline electric locos which have run in Britain.
Featuring no less than 15 classes of locomotive including 71s, 73s, 76s and 77s, as well as the AC electric fleets, this programme spans almost 50 years of electric traction in the UK.
Liveries featured range from BR black, electric blue and SR malachite green to Virgin Cross Country, GNER and Freightliner.
Just some of the highlights are:
- 71s on the Golden Arrow.
- EM1s and EM2s at Sheffield Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly, including all 7 class EM2s.
- 73s on rare working at Reading, Leamington, Colwyn Bay.
- An outrageous shot of a 73 on diesel power at Victoria!
- Early Days Of The A/C electrics.
- Class 86 and 90 repaints.
- 87s from new to the present time.
- 89001 'Avocet'.
- Class 91s on test.
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Produced by - Globe Video Films
Running time - 91 Minutes