Introduced in 1958, the English Electric Type 4 diesel locomotive, or Class 40 as it later became, was one of the most popular diesel types ever.
Withdrawn by BR during the 1980s, the class still evokes fond memories of the pioneer diesel types which once ruled the rails in Britain.
Continuing the theme of the first volume, this programme illustrates archive scenes of the class in action throughout the UK, dating from their early days to the mid-1980s.
- The final working of 40143.
- 40013 and 40135 in action before preservation.
- A view of one of the early withdrawals, 40190, in action.
- 40009, the last vacuum brake survivor.
- Close-up of the Vulcan Voyager headboard at Sheffield.
- Railtour on Woodhead.
- Double-headed workings.
The programme is split into chapters:
- 1. Manchester and the North West
- 2. The Settle and Carlisle route
- 3. Yorkshire and the North East
- 4. North Wales
- 5. Archive Interlude
- 6. Summer Saturdays
- 7. Railtours and Charters
- 8. Finale
As always special attention is paid to the soundtrack to ensure maximum enjoyment.
Produced by - Globe Video Films
Running time - 63 Minutes