A Look back at the Railway Scene of 20 years ago . . .
Network South East: The last Class 50 day - Table 145 variety - Solent & Wessex wanderers with 20s & green Class 37 - Last 47s on ‘Thames’ services - End of traditional DMUs from Marylebone - Hybrid ‘Bubbles’ - Pullman 73 renamed - New Classes 165 & 465 - Tilbury Riverside closure - All change at Waterloo; the ‘Drain & new terminus plus operation ‘Dollands Storm’.
Metrolink: The new light transit services took to the streets in 1992, including scenes from the Bury line, through the streets and on the Altrincham route.
Regional Railways: Loco-hauled travel to Pwhelli, Gt Yarmouth, Liverpool, Blackpool, Skegness & Weymouth featuring classes 20, 31, 37 and 47 - Special motive power including Class 26s to Bolton and Class 33 on the Welsh Marches - The demise of traditional DMUs - New Class 153s - Bradford electrification - New stations in West Yorkshire and Morecambe to close!
ScotRail: More loco-haulage with classes 37 and 47 on the Aberdeen-Inverness line and to Fort William, Mallaig and Kyle - The ScotRail promoted Class 26 tours to Oban in ‘dutch’ and as D5300 & D5301 in green.
Enthusiasts Events: The return of the Class 71 on test & to Bournemouth - NSE Class 33 at the Ashford 150 celebrations - Railtours incl. the AIA charter to Brighton, Class 33 to Southend, HST to Cromer, plus the Class 50 tours to Littlehampton, South Wales, the ‘Court Chester’ ascending Shap & Saunderton - Preserved action including Class 25 at Whatley Quarry - Peak Rail’s first diesel service - The NYMR gala & ‘Tulyar’ - The Severn Valley Gala including 47 402, ARC Class 59 and 50 031s first runs - The multi-coloured East Lancs gala plus much more.
Intercity: The end of the Blackpool service - The end for Shrewsbury - The end of Class 91s to Bradford - Inter-City double-headed Class 37s on the Inverness to Edinburgh sleepers (including Stagecoach).
Rail Express Systems: Class 90 on ECML n47/7 on loan to regional railways - A Class 47 on a cup final special on the Bedford-Bletchley line.
Railfreight: The demise of King Coal - Class 20s in action from Toton, in the North West and for the metals sector from Grimsby - The weedkiller to Bedenham - Class 37s on the last Ravenscraigs - Class 60s on the last Redmires.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 90 Minutes