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This 100-minute programme features more than 50 different locos while charting the demise of the Class from 1979 right through to the withdrawal of D200 in April 1988. It includes numerous passenger, freight and railtours as well as the last operational 40s working during their last weeks of service in the bitterly cold January of 1985.
Also featured are the departmental Class 97s, and there is extensive coverage of D200 on various passenger and freight turns, plus its final run from Liverpool Street to Norwich and York. British Railway’s Board’s former Freight Engineer David Russell also explains how the D200 restoration project came about.
The BR era amounts to approximately 75 minutes and the rest of the programme covers the fascinating preservation era which began way back in 1984 with 40106 at the Great Central Railway. With the exception of 40 118, all of the preserved Forties are featured working on various heritage railways – and in a variety of liveries. There is also coverage of 40 145’s remarkable return to the main line in November 2002 (plus some of its subsequent railtours) as well as the equally-remarkable sight of D213 returning to the big railway in August 2018. The programme concludes with last year’s epic ‘40s @ 60’ gala at the East Lancs Railway, which saw the long-awaited return to traffic of 40012.
Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 100 Minutes
Released - June 2019