FREIGHT TRAFFIC & TRACTION: Former Swedish Class 66s enter traffic for GB Railfreight; ex-Greater Anglia Class 90s enter service for Freightliner; DRS’s overhauled 37425 receives retro Regional Railways livery; WCRC Class 37s working timber trains from Georgemas Junction; 57002 hauling a rake of car transporters from Eastleigh to Dagenham; 20118 & 20132 on hire to DRS with Network Rail’s tilting point carrying wagons; 73962 & 73965 on a wagon transfer move from Tonbridge to Eastleigh; 67028 rescuing 60015 on the Wolverhampton-Immingham steel; 56103 hauling a rake of HHA coal hoppers to Shirebrook; 50050 Fearless on a Colas loco swop move from Barnetby to Nottingham; WCRC duo 37518 & 37706 taking a redundant breakdown crane from Wigan to Margam; the last Class 86-hauled Anglo-Scottish Freightliner working; the return of the Sinfin fuel tanks...and a round up of the loco-hauled autumn ‘leaf busters’.
PASSENGER TRACTION, RAILTOURS & SPECIALS: Inter City liveried 87002, 90001 & 90002 enter traffic for LSL; the summer ‘Staycation Express’ services over the S&C; 37611 rescuing a failed Greater Anglia ‘Flirt’ unit; 40145 arriving at London Euston; LSL’s Midland Pullman HST on its maiden passenger-carrying run; BR blue 47614 on its first main line working of the year; Inter City liveried 90002 and a matching rake of stock on a Euston to Glasgow charter; 67005 hauling the Royal Train through Leeds, more GWR Class 57 failures on the ‘Night Riviera’ sleepers...and EMR’s last two Paxman-engined power cars on their final passenger turn.
THERE’S ALSO: GBRf’s 56081 pressed into service on rolling stock moves; 73128 & 73213 hauling a brand new Stadler Merseyrail unit to Tonbridge; Heathrow Express Class 332 units heading to the scrapyard; 20007 & 20205 venture to Plymouth while on hire to Loram; the DATS OLE test trains and their wacky formations; 50007 & 50049 on various GBRf stock moves including their trip to Bishop Auckland; 37688 returning to the main line with LSL; ex-EMR HST power cars on Colas test train work; the unique 89001 being towed to Soho for electrical testing; 40145 on hire to LSL collecting an HST power car from Long Marston; 67021 & 67024 ‘top & tailing’ OLE wagons from Swindon to Dollands Moor; DRS Class 66s on a summer snowplough test...and 31285 & 31459 hauling a rake of fourteen ex-Caledonian Mark 3 sleepers over the Weardale Railway!
Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Duration - 100 Minutes
Narration - David Maxey
Released - May 2021