Gone are the days when vast amounts of wagonload traffic were carried by Speedlink and, more recently, EWS Enterprise services. Also gone are the days when there was a vast array of locomotive classes to haul countless freight services, many of which have long ceased running.
This second (and final) programme looks back on happier times at freight trains that no longer run and features many branch lines and terminals that no longer exist. Volume 2 covers Central and Southern England, London, East Anglia, the South East and the South West. Among the many long-lost traffic flows from the 1980s and 1990s that feature in this nostalgia-packed DVD are?..
Bardon Hill bitumen; Oakamoor sand; Caldon Low limestone; Lackenby-Corby BSC coils; Tunstead-Margam limestone; Langley Green chemicals; Long Eaton tanks; Swindon-Longbridge Rover parts; Willington power station coal; Etruria steel; Fletton flyash; coal traffic on the Silverhill, Silverdale, Denby & Bentinck colliery branches; Wisbech pet food and tin plate; Kings Lynn-Ketton coal; East Anglian Speedlinks; Fen Drayton sand; Brandon timber; coal for Claydon cement works; GATX West Thurrock oil terminal; Park Royal Guinness traffic; Marylebone fuel tanks; Akeman Street UKF fertiliser; coal to Chinnor cement works; Little Barford flyash; Immingham-Ripple Lane newsprint; Salfords sand; tank traffic to Micheldever, Littlemore, Slough Estates & Langley; Speedlink coal services to Chessington South, Aylesbury, West Drayton and Exmouth Junction; domestic heating oil trains to High Brooms, Staines West, Portfield and Horsham; coal to Falmouth Docks coal; Moorswater china clay; Burngullow-Irvine china clay; Heathfield tanks; Northfleet cement; Chatham Docks waste; Kent coal traffic; Northfleet gypsum and cement; the Dover Train Ferry and the ?Linkspan? operation; Newhaven aggregates; Paddock Wood goods; Furzebrook-Hallen Marsh LPG; Hamworthy cement; Lavant-Chichester aggregates; Quidhampton tanks; Frome bitumen; Exeter-Dollands Moor china clay ?and automotive traffic to Southampton Western Docks.
This programme features locomotive classes 08/20/25/31/33/37/47/45/50/56/58/60 and 73 and also includes some fascinating views of some of the closed branch lines and terminals as they are today.
Narration: David Maxey
Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 110 Minutes