July to December
Programme number 25 in the Traction series features a surprisingly diverse mix of unusual workings, locomotive fleet developments and notable highlights from the preservation world. There may be countless Class 66s at work the length and breadth of Britain, but the old order is still going strong, thanks to a multitude of private operators. So, be prepared to expect the unexpected as a variety of motive power events unfold before your eyes in a DVD that has something for everyone.
News stories, factual information, an astonishing assortment of strange workings and locomotive classes - all mixed with plenty of thrash - make this programme the most comprehensive and authoritative video record of the second six months of 2007.
FREIGHT TRAFFIC AND TRACTION:
The unveiling and test runs of the first two Colas Rail Class 47s
87 022 + 87 028 hauling a rake of new GBRf coal hoppers along the East Coast main line
47 811 working the Dagenham-Calvert 'Binliner'
Heritage-liveried 37 411 and 37 425 return to traffic for EWS
20 901 + 20 905 on Lafarge ballast trains from Mountsorrel to Hope cement works
67 014 working the Sinfin tanks
60 012 on the Edinburgh 'Binliner'
37 038 ventures to Scunthorpe to work a CWR train
47 237 hauling four RHTT sets from York to Stowmarket
DRS Class 57s on the Anglia autumn 'water jet' trains
The final Class 87 workings in Britain, including the aborted farewell trip.
PASSENGER WORKINGS, RAILTOURS AND SPECIALS:
Class 20s return to Skegness
50 049 hauling the 'Silverlink Swansong' charter over the Watford DC Lines
Virgin Class 57s 'top and tailing' the vintage 'Queen of Scots' coaches
47 802 hauling the blue and grey Cargo D set from Manchester to Brighton
66 081 rescuing not one but two failed Class 57s on the Penzance-Paddington sleepers
Barrow Hill-Deepcar Class 20 specials
Grand Central HST enters service
55 022 Royal Scots Grey's autumn trip to Oban
37 601 + 37 603 on Pathfinder's 'Atomic Harbourmaster'
40 145 reaches Fort William and Dartmouth
D1015 Western Champion's groundbreaking run over the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth.
73 205 + 73 209 'top & tailing' a Serco test train at Moorgate underground station
BR blue 33 202 on a FGW HST power car move
33 025 on the West Highland Line hauling a snowplough to Glenfinnan
D1015 Western Champion hauling a ballast cleaner from Reading to Eastleigh Works
Re-painted 73 107 hauling Hastings DEMU vehicles
20 301 and 20 305 hauling DRS' newly re-painted Mark 3 charter set from Oxley to Kingmoor
31 190 + 31 106 making a rare appearance at Glasgow Queen Street
37 025 and 37 175 return to action at Bo'ness.
Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 100 Minutes