Train Crazy

End of an Era Part Three

Code: TC037
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From Inverness to Penzance, Holyhead to Norwich, Dover to Swansea?the face of Britain's railways are changing at a rapid rate. Locos and units which we once all took for granted have now come to end of their days and are heading for the scrapyard.

Trains which at one time you wouldn't even look at or photograph because they were so frequent and common have now run their last journeys.

There is no doubt the years 2003 and 2004 will go down in railway history as periods of great change.

The third title in this Train Crazy series takes a look at what happened during these two years.

Class 86 - Footage from the final months of operation including the amazing evening when 86233 (in blue livery) worked the 18.30 Euston - Glasgow followed five minutes later by 86229 on the 18.35 Euston - Preston! (And the 86s were supposed to be in 'decline' and working West Midlands trains!). Plus, the 86 stronghold in Anglia.

Class 87 - West Coast action including celebrities 87001 and 87002 and some stunning night action.

Class 90They may still be around but not on WCML trains. 90 passenger train action including EWS examples.

HSTsFinal months of operations on Cross Country and to Blackpool and North Wales.

Mail by RailClass 325s are now in store and the sight of 67s and 90s on van trains and TPOs is now history. Stunning night footage from Crewe.

EMUsSlam door EMUs are disappearing at an incredible rate. Footage of the last 12-car 411 unit plus 421s and 423s now in their final months. Plus a Class 312 on the Harwich branch.

DMUsThe farewell Class 101 tour is featured as another class say goodbye.

DEMUsThe famous 'Thumpers' have now finished on their regular duties. A typical day on the Oxted - Uckfield branch is filmed from Hever station with six different units.

Graveyard Scrap YardA visit to two scrap yards with DMUs and EMUs awaiting the torch. See the '303 pile' and the '411 pile' plus a mark 2 coach is cut.

All brand new footage, never used before, filmed 2002 - 2004. On screen captions with dates and locations and a little bit of atmospheric music.

Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 65 Minutes
DVD only
Quality guarantee: The programme is professionally produced with a stereo soundtrack, informative commentary and digital editing. The DVD is commercially pressed with chapters and menus.

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