Locomaster Profiles

Traction 2019 Part Two

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2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the Traction series. Yes, it really has been going that long! However, the real surprise is that we are still able to produce two action-packed programmes every year. We assumed that once EWS and Freightliner had taken delivery of all their brand-new Class 66 locomotives, there would not be enough interest to warrant a programme every six months. How wrong we were.

Twenty-five years later, you can expect programme number 49 to be packed with all sorts of wacky workings and loco fleet developments. Such as…Freightliner’s 47830 hauling a brand-new Trans Pennine Express (TPE) unit to Carlisle for storage, 57305 towing a defective Voyager DMU to Central Rivers depot, 50008 working its first railtour in nearly 30 years, DRS take ten of DB Cargo’s Class 66s on long term hire, ROG locos hauling redundant Class 313 and 315 units to Newport Docks for scrapping, Class 68s are finally introduced on TPE passenger services, Freightliner acquire the small fleet of Class 59/2s as they take over the Mendip stone traffic from DB cargo, 90035 on a test train on the Great Western Main Line, GBRf’s 60026 is re-painted into Beacon Rail blue while 66747 receives Newell & Wright livery, 57304 rescuing a failed Freightliner at Atherstone, the rare sight of 20118 & 20132 on a departmental working on the Great Western Main Line, 50008 working a series of coaching stock moves for Chiltern Railways, the sole main line registered Type 2 31128 ventures to Eastleigh, 33012 reaches Watford on London Underground’s Metropolitan Line, GBRf’s 60096 on hire to DCR to work ballast trains, three overhauled DCR Class 60s on their test runs, 66199 hauling the very last train out of the closed Cottam Power Station, former LNER locos 91117 & 91120 arrive at Leicester in Europhoenix livery, Locomotive Services return 37667 to the main line and then purchase 86101 and 87002, Freightliner’s 70015 on hire to Colas working the Dalston tanks, BR blue 20096 & 20107 working the Basford Hall-Longport spoil, Colas’ 37057 hauling a rail train from Kenton to Crewe, GBRf’s 47739 route learning on the Barnstaple branch while 66711 makes a rare loco-hauled working on the Exmouth branch, the final day of Class 37/4 haulage in East Anglia, the final autumn of DRS Class 20s on RHTT duties…and a re-painted BR blue and grey HST set stars in LNER’s four-day farewell to the InterCity 125 High-Speed Train.

Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Duration- TBA Minutes
DVD only
Released - February 2020

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