Locomaster Profiles

Traction 2023 Part Two

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FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: GB Railfreight’s newly converted 69009 & 69010 enter service in green undercoat; 70801 on the first sand train from Burngullow to Longport; the Class 56 Group’s 56301 on hire to DCR hauling aggregate trains; three DRS Class 57/3s transfer to GBRf; 37901 on shunting trials at Peak Forest; 37401 & 37425 make a final DRS Type 3 appearance on the 6K05 Carlisle-Crewe infrastructure trip; 56051 & 56113 deputising for the booked Class 70 on the Lindsey-Kingsbury tanks; five GBRf Class 73s and a rake of container flats on a driver training run from Tonbridge; DCR Class 60s take over the Tytherington-Quainton HS2 ballast trains; DRS Class 37s in their final autumn ‘leaf-busting’ season; redundant Trans-Pennine Class 68s on DRS freight workings; DB Cargo’s Class 60 fleet dwindles to a handful of locos (including the final working of 60040)...and a sneaky peep at ROG’s brand new 93001 moving under its own power at Worksop!

PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: CrossCountry HST power cars 43007 and 43008 receive retro liveries before bowing out of service; 50007 & 50008 venture to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft; DB Cargo’s 90039 is re-instated to work a Euston-Carlisle charter train; 40013 traversing the mothballed Longannet branch; 55009 hauling charter trains to Scarborough and Cleethorpes; Laira’s 08644 arriving at Plymouth with the empty stock of the Night Riviera sleepers; ex-DRS 57009 returns to traffic for WCRC in two-tone green livery; the 125 Group’s HST power cars 43089 & 43159 return to the main line on the ‘Midland Venturer’ charter; DB’s recently reinstated 92029 working the ‘Garsdale Growler’ charter…and the extraordinary sight of 70015, 70001, 66124, 66616 & 66615 on a BLS charter!

THERE's ALSO: 92018 makes a ground-breaking visit to Glasgow Queen Street; 47830 rescuing a failed Trans Pennine Express service; former DRS 37409 on its first workings for new owner LSL; Freightliner’s 90012 on the Glossop & Dinting branch; HNRC’s 20901 & 20905 hauling five Mark 3 coaches to Great Yarmouth; 50007, 50049 and 56081 on movements of SWR Class 458 units between Bournemouth and Widnes; 20132 towing defective A4 Sir Nigel Gresley from Edinburgh to Crewe; 33029 & 33207 ‘top & tailing’ an inspection saloon around London; double-headed ‘Warships’ on the Severn Valley Railway…and a staggering number of former GWR & CrossCountry HST moves to Ely and Great Yarmouth as power cars and Mark 3 coaches are exported to Mexico and Nigeria!

Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Duration -100 Minutes
Narration - David Maxey
DVD only
Released - March 2024

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