FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: 56302 working fuel tanks to Fort William and Lairg; DCR’s 31452 hauling a rake of redundant PNA wagons to Rotherham for scrapping; Colas’s 60047 working DB’s Lindsey-Kingsbury tanks; 56078 deputising for a Class 60 on the Drax-Lindsey tanks; 37425 & 37606 on the Crewe-Bescot departmental; 60085 makes a rare Tug appearance at Huntley; 60091 rescues failed classmate 60020 on the Robeston-Westerleigh tanks; a GBRf intermodal service is rescued by two DRS Class 57s on an autumn ‘leaf buster’; DB Class 66s rescue DCR’s failed 56104 at Denham Golf Club; GBRf purchases three Colas Class 47s and ten DB Class 66s; Colas takes over the Avonmouth to Aberthaw coal; four Class 90s on a Freightliner; 20007 returns to the main line after 25 years...and pairs of DCR Class 56s and ROG Class 47s on the Wembley-Foxton spoil trains!
PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: ROG Class 47s working Chiltern Railways services between Birmingham and Marylebone; GBRf Class 66s working an East Midlands Trains service to Skegness; DRS’s 37716 is drafted onto Greater Anglia ‘Wherry Line’ services; both GWR heritage-liveried power cars in the same HST formation; 40145 and 56094 on the ‘Scarborough Spa Express’; 50007 & 50049 make a nostalgic return to Glasgow; DRS duo 37602 & 37609 hauling the Northern Belle to Oban; Pullman livery for DB Cargo’s 67021 and 67024; Greater Anglia’s Class 68 farewell tour; the Grand Central HST farewell; 20118 & 20132 on GBRf’s ‘Charitable Chibble’ charity train; 37685 working a railtour over the Borders Railway...and 57604 on a GWR HST drag!
THERE’S ALSO: 50008 Thunderer on the Bishop Auckland branch and on various departmental workings; ROG Class 47s hauling Class 442 units from Ely to Bournemouth; 56301 on the Ramsgate-Derby Class 375 EMU move; Southern’s 73202 ventures to Eastleigh; 66753 hauling a Eurostar to the breaker’s yard; 50017 & 50050 on a Colas RHTT move; Pullman-liveried 57306 hauling a London Midland EMU to Long Marston; Chiltern’s ‘bubble cars’ make their final journey; 33207 hauling a 2EPB unit from Slade Green to Southall; 60026 visits the East Lancs; a convoy of FIVE Class 31s heading for the Nene Valley; 33202 on the Isle of Wight....plus coverage of GWR’s open day at Old Oak Common, including many of the unusual movements of exhibits to and from London!
Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 100 Minutes
Released - February 2018