General Motors-powered locomotives now dominate the British railway scene. The four types operating on the network - Classes 57, 59, 66 & 67 - feature in this DVD on all manner of workings and in a multitude of liveries. Just GM also highlights the changes to the fleet in the past 18 months, especially the movement of locos between operators. So, it’s a useful catch-up on our previous GM-related DVDs. As well as bringing the story of the newer types up-to-date, we also look back at the history of the Class 59, from the first load tests in 1986 to the present day.
Highlights are numerous and include: Yellow Class 57s on the ‘snow train’; Arriva blue 67s working freight, mail and diversions; 66s on snow plough tests; DRS 57s on flask workings; the first run of 66720 in ‘kiddie’ livery; 66s on S&C freights; Arriva-liveried 57s on Pendolino drags; former DRS 66s working for Freightliner & GBRf; old & new Colas locos on the Weardale coal; newly-repainted 66302 on the DRS scrap train; 67008 on china clay wagons; 66722 on tube stock; 67026 with Royal Train vehicles; Class 59s in their many livery variations, from Yeoman to DBS; a GBRf seven-loco convoy; all three DBS-liveried 66s; 67029 and DVT on a RHTT; 66425 on hire to DBS hauling steel, and a 67 rescuing a 92 on the same working; 67030 on the Lairg tanks; 57001 at Dunkeld . . . and lots more to bring you right up-to-date on the GM scene in Britain.
DVD features: Motion menus, scene selection and a commentary-off option.
Written & Narrated by David Maxey.
Produced by - Visions International
Running time - 87 Minutes approx
Format - 4:3
Released - 2012