FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 59 206 unveiled in DB Schenker livery at the NRM, DRS 37s working ballast trains over the Cambrian and West Highland lines, Arriva’s 57 313 working the Carlisle-Chirk timber, 47 375’s penultimate working for Advenza Freight, FIVE Class 37s at the front of the Willesden-Crewe DRS flasks, a staggering 10 loco convoy conveying Class 56s from Old Oak Common to Crewe, Mendip Rail 59s on a weekend infrastructure train, BR blue re-paints for 31 106 and 73 201 Broadlands, long-term Ipswich scrapper 47 370 being towed to Felixstowe, new Colas Class 56-hauled Dollands Moor-Hams Hall intermodal traffic, the first coal train out of Guan Cae Gurwen for 10 years, 66 193 hauling the last Quidhampton tanks.
PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: 47 832 departing from Southampton Western Docks with the first boat train in 15 years, 47 245 hauling the very last train into Folkestone Harbour, 66 152 arriving at Swanage with the first through train from London for 37 years, former Royal Train loco 47 798 Prince William working charter trains for West Coast Railways, 47 826 departing from Glossop with a foot-ex to London, FGW run HST’s to Fratton and Weymouth, 57 309 working the Penzance to Paddington sleepers, D1015’s 3-day ‘Western Chieftan’ foray to Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh, 47 804 & 47 826 venture to Aberystwyth.
THERE’S ALSO: the first fire-up in 19 years of 50 026 Indomitable, D1015 Western Champion arriving at Southampton Docks hauling a track machine, 20 901 & 20 905 towing scrap locos to Long Marston and Stockton, 73 136 hauling spoil trains and the first diesel-hauled passenger train on the Bluebell Railway, 66 709 hauling the first train of new London Underground ‘S’ stock from Derby to Old Dalby, 50 035 Ark Royal performing the last rites at Old Oak Common’s famous ‘Factory’, the first runs in preservation of 33 002 Sea King, 37 418 Pectinidae and 56 040 Oystermouth. There’s also coverage of the Eastleigh Works open weekend plus the pick of the action from the Swanage, Mid Hants and Mid-Norfolk diesel galas!
Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 100 Minutes