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Video Track 163 (Dec 14/Jan 15)


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NEWS AND EVENTS  
Extended News from around the Network.
Class 60 workings and specials including ‘The Taffy Tug’ to South Wales,  the ‘Natterjack’ to Southport - COLAS 70s on Boston Steel, on hire to Freightliner and diverted freight - Class 73 on freight - Mangapps Farm 25th Anniversary Gala - loco movements to Brush Works for 125th Anniversary - Class 68s on test, stock moves and movements around the network - Mid Norfolk Gala with 45133, 47596, 73 210 and 4CIG unit and 47 367 - Stock moves with 47 501, 56 098, 56 006 plus convoys on new GBRF 66s - Yarmouth Drags with 47 853 and GBRF charter from Doncaster to Yarmouth with Riviera Trains 47s - Class 56s on stock move to Chaddesden and on Tilbury to Llanwern steel - West Coast 57s on stock moves to Kilmarnock - Derby Etches Park Open Day with Class 20s, Class 44s, D7671 and prototype HST - Stock moves with Class 47s, Class 33s - Special Trains to West Country and on Kingswear line - triple headed test trains - Network Rail 57 on Loco haulage to Exeter - D1015 Western Champion on GBRF charter to Minehead - Class 31s on freight and test trains - 55 019 ‘Royal Highland Fusilier’ on the Severn Valley Railway at a number of locations  - Nene Valley Gala including visiting 57 312, 33 035, 56 081, 31 271 and 08 899 - GBRF Class 73 visitor to the Great Central Railway.

DONCASTER   A variety of passenger and freight traffic in and around Doncaster Station with everything from Class 47 and 67 power to Class 66s. A record of a popular location and a wide variety of motive power from a number of the train operating companies that serve the station.

MIDSUMMER FREIGHT   Memories of summer on the West Coast Main Line.  Includes DRS 37s on the Flask train and Class 90 haulage on the sleeper.

GOING - GOING - GONE!  Freight at locations that have changed little since steam days - Swinderby, Melton Ross near Barnetby and Boston with Class 60s, Class 56s and Class 66s on a variety of freight.

DIVERSIONS     Traffic on North Humberside around Stainforth and Gilberdyke during the diversions caused by the closure of the Selby Swing Bridge. Includes two tone green liveried 47 812 on freight to Hull, plus diverted liner and stone traffic off the normal route.   Also traffic from Hatfield Colliery and Class 47 haulage of the sand train from Doncaster to Goole.

BEFORE THE WIRES     An update on the electrification of the Western Main Line plus a look at the line from Didcot to Swindon and Bristol before the installation of the overhead wires. Includes a COLAS 60 on freight, COLAS 70s, Class 56s and a Class 33 on a stock move. A record of many well known locations - Steventon, Chipping Sodbury, Uffingham and Swindon. 

PARTING SHOTS   Cumbrian loco haulage with 57 315 on climb to Shap - COLAS 37s on Rail Head Treatment Train - Class 68 on Freight - Class 60 on engineering duty on Midland Main Line.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE - COLAS 37s IN SERVICE - ELECTRIFICATION NEWS - CLASS 68s ON TEST - DIVERSIONS - 47 812 ON FREIGHT - SPECIAL TRAINS INCLUDING CLASS 60 HAULAGE - LOCO HAULAGE TO YARMOUTH AND IN THE WEST COUNTRY - DIESEL GALAS WITH VISITING TRACTION FEATURING 56 312, GBRF 66, 55 019 - DERBY OPEN DAY - MAIN LINE 31s ON FREIGHT

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Video Track 163 (Dec 14/Jan 15)