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Delivering The Goods: Colas Rail Freight

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The Delivering The Goods series takes an extended look at all the British rail freight companies since 2000.

This volume features the one of the newest, Colas. They started operations in 2007 with a log train from the West Highlands of  Scotland to Chirk. For this they hired in traction. By the end of that year they had acquired three Class 47s for use on RHTT trains in the South-West. Since then the company has gradually won more work and bought more locomotives. Today they run a wide variety of trains across Britain. This programme looks back at the company’s development over its first seven years.

Highlights include:
Virgin Class 57/3s on the log trains; 47739 on the Ribblehead timber; 66846 at Cockwood Harbour on the Teigngrace logs; ‘Grids’ on the Chirk train; 47s on the Burton to Dollands Moor steel; A pair of 66s on the Llanwern to Dollands Moor steel; The Boston steel featuring, 47s, 56s on test, 66s including 66845 in DRS blue, 70802’s first working and the incredible working by 50007; 60087 on the Tilbury to Llanwern steel; Class 70s on hire to Freightliner; 66s on the Wolsingham coal; 60076’s first run for Colas; 47s and 66s on the West Burton flyash; 86701 moving Pendolino coaches; 47739 with a 4-CIG EMU at Hatton; 47s with MK3 buffet cars at Old Milverton; 47739 moving new timber wagons at Standish; 70804 with repaired HOBC wagons in the North-East; A 56 moving five Class 60s from Crewe to Toton; Class 37 test run; 56s on tanks in Scotland; 66846 with 73138 on an engineers train; 66s and 70s on a variety of Network Rail trains.

DVD features: Motion menus, Scene selection, and ‘commentary off’ option.

Produced by - Visions International
Running time - 75 Minutes (approx)
Format - 4:3
DVD only
Released -December 2014 

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