Since its launch in 2006 the ‘Tesco’ train has become one of the high profile freight flows of the 21st century.
Running six days a week from the Daventry Railfreight terminal in the Midlands to the Grangemouth site in Scotland, the train is powered by DRS Class 66 locomotives, most notably 66411 ‘Eddie the Engine’ and 66414 ‘James the Engine’.
With a daytime path along the West Coast Main line and the uniquely branded ‘LESS CO2’ containers, 4S43 had become the most keenly photographed and filmed train of modern times.
Filmed with the full assistance of Direct Rail Services, part two covers the Scottish leg of the journey, taking the viewer from the DRS depot at Carlisle Kingmoor tothe W. H. Malcolm site at Grangemouth in Scotland.
Travelling along the West Coast Main line for the first part of the journey, the train climbs Beattock and then descends into the suburbs of North Lanarkshire, passing Mossend Yard and Coatbridge and on to Greenhill, Carmuirs and finally the freight only branch at Grangemouth Junction and to the semaphore signals of Fouldubs Junction.
Filmed on a beautiful sunny October day, full of autumn colours, and prior to DBS taking over the flow.
Professionally filmed in 16:9 widescreen and with an informative and entertaining commentary this is more than just a cab ride and includes line side shots, locomotive profile and unique ‘behind the scenes’ footage.
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 190 Minutes
Quality guarantee: The programme is professionally produced with a stereo soundtrack, informative commentary and digital editing.