In this programme we feature:
ITALY - we travel to the Milan Smistamento Depot Open Day to witness a fine selection of preserved rolling stock. Five steam locomotives are seen in action from classes 625, 685, 800, 626 and ex-DR class 50. Electric classes seen working are from 189, 636, 626, 428 and 656. Included are many static exhibits and preserved stock.
SLOVENIA - a fascinating look at the very busy main line to the east of Ljubljana. Motive power comes from classes 310, 312, 315, 342, 363 and 363. We include the class 363: dating from 1975 and a class similar to the now-withdrawn SNCF CC6500, we see many members at work on heavy freight, intercity & local passenger trains.
SWITZERLAND - Freight and passenger action from the Rhätische Bahn from north of Thusis to Ems and Ilanz. Filmed in brilliant sunshine we include a superb scene filmed from high above the Rhine Valley. Eight freight services are seen as well as 14 loco-hauled passenger services with spectacular mountain scenery as a back-drop.
SLOVAKIA - mainly freight action from the cross-border station at Kuty close to the Czech border. Classes 742, 751, 753, 230, 240, 486, 193, 183, 810, 813 and 380 all appear.
GERMANY - a look at diesel-operated traffic around Marktredwitz. Freight diverts feature as well as loco-hauled passenger services feature.
Produced by - Lineside Video Productions
Running time - 106 Minutes
Format - 4:3
DVD and Blu-ray
Released - July 2016