The ninth and final programme in the Power Hour series will feature 12 different main line diesel loco classes hard at work on the national rail network. Each scene has one or more of the following ingredients - full-on power, stiff gradients or standing starts. With some added clag and wheel-slip, the result is a series of spectacular scenes, filmed over a ten year period from 2011 to 2021. It features more than 75 different main line locos - old and new – on a diverse range of workings from around the country, hard at work on Britain’s national rail network.
FREIGHT WORKINGS: 50008 thundering along the WCML with a rail grinder in tow, 37099 & 37418 & 97304 triple-heading a Cambrian ballast, 68006 on the Mountsorrel-Carlisle ballast, 56302 opening up under Paisley Gilmour Street’s glass roof, 60015 performing a standing start on the 2,500 tonne Scunthorpe-Lackenby steel slabs, 56081 clagging away from Melton Mowbray, 56094 screaming up Llanvihangel bank on the Baglan Bay-Chirk timber, 50049 waking up Woburn Sands on a GBRf stock move, 20118 & 20132 providing the power on autumn leaf-fall duties, 70002 & 66620 climbing through Peak Forest on a 4,000 tonne jumbo stone train while being banked by 70016...and 37605 & 37610 slogging up Shap with the Daventry-Mossend intermodal!
PASSENGER WORKINGS & RAILTOURS: DRS’ 37259 & 37605 wheel-slipping away from York, 33025 at full tilt through Datchet, 20308 & 20312 at full chat over the Vale of Glamorgan line, 47593 & 47805 providing multiple-thrash at Exeter St Davids, 37401 shattering the peaceful surrounds of the scenic Cumbrian coast, 20142 and 33012 stretching their legs over the Chiltern/LUL Metropolitan Line, 40013 tackling the Lickey incline, Colas ‘Grid’ 56087 on the ‘Scarborough Spa Express’ climbing Copy Pit, 37518 blasting out of Mallaig, 50007 & 50049 pounding up Shap on their way to Glasgow, heritage traction hard at work over the S&C on the 2020 series of ‘Staycation Express’ services...and 57001 obliterating Edinburgh Waverley station!
Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 90 Minutes
Format - DVD only
Released - November 2021