Locomaster Profiles

Traction 2012 Part One

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January to June

The 34th programme in the Traction series continues the long-standing tradition of providing the very best coverage of the modern traction scene. And that means another outstanding collection of extraordinary workings, fleet developments, new locomotive liveries....not to mention selected highlights from the world of diesel preservation. The first six months of 2012 have proved that today's motive power scene can still produce plenty of surprises! Among the many items featured in the programme are..

Freight Traffic and Traction:

  • Three DRS Class 37s rescue a DB Schenker coal train
  • 56094 returns to traffic for Colas
  • 66701 hauling LUL battery locos and wagons from West Ruislip to Stonebridge Park
  • 37688 on hire to GBRf to work a ballast train to Fort William
  • Royal 67s on the Toton-Whitemoor departmental
  • BARS Class 56s working the Shipley-Cardiff Tidal scrap
  • 97302 working a Bescot to Eastleigh cwr set
  • DRS' 66434 emerges in a new Malcolm livery
  • 67011 on the Jaguar 'car carriers' to Washwood Heath
  • Colas take on the aviation fuel to Prestwick, Linkswood and Sinfin
  • 73119 returns to traffic for GBRf in BR blue
  • DRS acquire former Virgin Class 57s
  • the first Colas timber train out of Baglan Bayand a ten loco convoy of GBRF locos - eight of which are Class 73s!

Passenger Traction, Railtours and Specials:

  • 67014 working the empty stock of the Caledonian sleepers over the Chiltern Line
  • two HST power cars rescuing a FGW Penzance-Paddington HST service
  • 57315 and 57308 and the Virgin Mark 3 set working West Coast Virgin diversions over the Chiltern Line
  • the end of Class 57s on Arriva's 'WAG Express'a silver repaint for 67026 for Royal Train duties
  • 37409 and 37601 rescue failed Class 47s on DRS' Edinburgh to Southampton Docks boat train
  • 57308 towing two 'Voyager' coaches to York
  • 86259 departing from London Euston with the 'Cumbrian Mountain Express'
  • 66213 crossing Bletchley flyover with the 'Concrete Cow' charter
  • and Anglia's 90009 is decorated and named Diamond Jubilee.

There's also:

  • Two Eurotunnel KRUPP diesel locos dragging a French TGV over the HS1 route
  • Network Rail Class 57s on 'snow train' tests
  • 60015 towing a 'Javelin' unit from Dollands Moor to York
  • 47798 with Green Arrow and Mallard in tow
  • 73205 ventures along the Folkstone Harbour branch
  • 50049 hauling 37308 & 50044 & 50135 from Cardiff to Kidderminster
  • 47245 towing Hungary-bound 86215 from Long Marston to Wembley
  • 50027 Lion moves to Mid-Hants Railway
  • 56312 hauling a re-painted Mark 3 coach from Bristol to Wembley
  • 47739 moving Class 507 EMU's between Kilmarnock and Birkenhead
  • 47812 on hire to BARS hauling Mark 3 coaches from Bletchley to Doncaster
  • Class 56s arriving at EMR Kingsbury for breaking
  • and after 22 years, 50026 Indomitable returns to traffic in spectacular style at the Swanage diesel gala!

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 first six months of 2012.

Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 100 Minutes
Aspect Ration - 4:3
DVD only

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