Locomaster Profiles

Freight No More: Volume 1

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Today's rail freight scene is very different from that of 25 years ago.

Blocktrains are the mainstay of the current scene - a far cry from the vastamount of wagonload traffic carried by Speedlink and, more recently,Enterprise services.

But it's not only the traffic that has changed - so has the traction.

This - the first of two programmes - looks back on freight trains that no longer run and branch lines and terminals that no longer exist.

This first volume covers Scotland, Wales, Northern England, Yorkshire and Humberside.

Among the many nostalgic items to be featured in this 100-minute DVD are:

Hunterston-Ravenscraig iron ore
Chivas Regal whisky
Larbert-Oakleigh ICI tanks
Clitheroe-Gunnie cement
Scottish coal from Westfield and Knockshinnoch opencast sites
Dundee and Inverness Speedlink trip workings
Grain traffic for Roseisle on the Burghead branch
South Wales coal from Marine colliery, Penalta and Pontycymer plus coal traffic from Burry Port- Coedbach
Trawsfynydd flasks
Maentwrog Road explosives
Holyhead Freightliners
Amlwch chemicals
Preston Deepdale Speedlink coal
Kilnhurst-Ripple Lane bitumen tanks
Holyhead-Humber coke
Broughton Moor MoD
Padiham power station coal
Eastgate cement
Redmire limestone
Middlewich salt
Coal trains at Westoe, Wearmouth and Easington collieries
Aberystwyth-Stanlow tanks
Corkickle ICI chemical tanks
Hallen Marsh-Immingham Norsk Hydro fertilizer
Lynemouth-Pengam aluminium ingots
Coal trains arriving at Blyth and Bates Staithes
Coal from Bickershaw opencast and the Selby Drift Mine
And many, many more!

Not only are there a vast array of commodities and traffic flows but there will also be plenty of traction variety too, featuring loco classes 03/08/20/25/26/31/37/47/56/59/60/85/86 and 87.

Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 100 Minutes
DVD only

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