The Class 20s are perhaps the most unusual and distinctive of the locomotive designs introduced as a result of the Modernisation Plan of 1955. In this programme made in the late 1980s we take a look at the class on both passenger and freight traffic.
This programme comprises:
A History of the class with a brief look at the competing Type 1 designs of the period with rare film of Class 15s at Kings Cross. Early Pilot Scheme examples are also included.
Class 20s on passenger traffic on the Skegness line and on the Derby to Crewe and Derby to Matlock lines
Class 20s on freight and special duties including the Class 20/9s on weed killing duties. This section includes extensive coverage of the 20s in and around their home base, Toton
Class 20s in the North West including coal duties.
Produced by - Transport Video Publishing
Running time - 45 Minutes approx
Released - March 2019