Cab ride: Carlisle to York - Via Hexham, Low Fell and the ECML
This is a cab ride from Carlisle to York, filmed from the cab of DRS Class 66/3 66301 on a light engine move - coupled to 66430.
Departing from Kingmoor depot we travel via the scenic Tyne Valley route passing the many traditional signals, signal boxes and stations dotted along the line. As well as the magnificent signal box structures at the likes of Hexham and Wylam, the railway skirts the River Tyne for many miles, passing through open countryside and farmland.
Approaching Newcastle, we are routed via the freight only curve to Low Fell and this is followed by sections of 75mph running along the East Coast Mainline, passing Durham and Darlington and finally arriving at the former parcel sidings at York.
Filmed on a fine sunny day, as well as the cab ride itself, we pass a staggering number of passenger and freight trains and at one point, run parallel with a coal train! Produced with the full co-operation of DRS.
Includes maps, part narration and on-screen captions.
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 210 Minutes
Format - 16:9 widescreen
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