Sunrise Sunset UK spends a full day at a busy and popular location, recording a typical day of passenger and freight trains.
Stenson Junction is located on the Derby - Birmingham line, five miles south of Derby itself. Here, the freight-only branch from the Toton/Nottingham direction, at Sheet Stores Junction, joins the mainline and a short distance later comes North Stafford Junction, where the line to Stoke and Crewe diverges.
With more than 35 freight trains during a typical 24-hour period, many coming on and off the freight-only branch, plus regular Class 153, 170, 220 and 221 DMUs plus the odd HST, this is a popular railway location.
The seventh programme in the Sunrise Sunset UK series spends a day at Stenson Junction. Filmed on a fine day in July 2017, DB Cargo, Freightliner, Colas Rail Freight, GBRf and DRS freight trains make up the bulk of the programme.
Highlights include: 59003 on a stone train; 60039, 60063 and 66161 on oil trains; 70010 on containers; 66602 on cement; 66432 on ballast boxes; DB-liveried 66206 plus 66747 and 66510 on engineers trains; 66041 on a stone train; 56087 on the Boston steel plus light engines 37611, 56096+56105 and 60056; two track machines and to complete the scene a few images of Class 153, 170 and Voyager DMUs plus Cross Country HSTs.
BONUS FOOTAGE: As the main programme is 60 minutes, a further 15 minute compilation of Stenson Junction highlights from 2015-2016 are included. Trains shown are Class 20 LU stock moves, Class 68s, Colas Class 37 IM trains and much more.
Produced by - Train Crazy
Running time - 75 minutes
Format - 16:9 widescreen
Blu-Ray and DVD
Released - August 2017