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Video Track Issue 175 Dec 16/Jan 17


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NEWS AND EVENTS   
Extended News from around the Network
Class 20 on the Sheringham branch -  Borders Special - Spa Valley Gala with D5185, 33063, 09026, D3489, Class 207 emu, D5310 & 31289 - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Diesel Gala with a range of resident traction - Chinnor & Princes Risborough ‘Electric Blue’ Gala - Deltic on stock move to NRM - Nene Valley event with 55 022 running as 55 007 ‘Pinza’ - Wherry Lines Class 37s - Class 60 on steel duty - Class 37s in Far North - ‘Northern Belle’ on tour - GBRF 15 Railtour with Class 20s, Class 47 and 66 power - ‘Buffer Puffer 13’ to Sheerness - First Class 68s to Cleethorpes - Inverness Sleeper with 66/73 haulage - DB Management Train with 67 power -  Test Train to South Wales and in Far North - Great Western Summer Saturday 57 - Hastings Unit on Ardingly Branch - West Somerset Railway with D7017 and D1010 ‘Western Campaigner’ at a number of locations -  PLUS MUCH MORE.

Traffic Centre - Nuneaton   A major freight hotspot on the West Coast Main Line with a wide variety of workings, with diesel & electric power. Features the station, and junctions to the North and South plus the approach line from Rugby.  Steel, Test Trains, Loco Movements, Engineering, Intermodal and Mail trains provide a guide to a popular lineside location.  Includes DRS 37s, Class 92s, Class 86s, Class 70s, a Class 57 plus Class 66s from a number of operators.

Midlands Freight Route   The line from Knighton Junction to Branston Junction via Coalville with freight including Class 20s on stock moves.

Traffic Profile - Milford   A survey of the lines in and around Milford Junction and Yard in Yorkshire Past & Present.  Features the summer of 2016 with passenger and freight including coal, BIOMASS, steel and Container traffic, plus the late 1990s with Class 58s, 56s, 37s, 59/2s and Class 60s. Also looks at the line through Church Fenton in 2000 and 2016 with Class 47s, 37s and 47s. A record of a station about to undergo electrification.

Western Progress     The electrification of the main line to Bristol and South Wales with views at Didcot, Ruscumbe, Shrivenham, in and around Swindon, Pilning, the north approach to Bristol and Patchway.

The view from the ‘Box’     Banbury North signal box and a last chance to look at the Great Western structure and its workings prior to demolition. The signalmans view of traffic features a number of freight and passenger workings.

Class 68 Loco Haulage      Summer on the Wherry lines with top and tail 68s on the ‘Short Set’ with scenes at Reedham Swing Bridge, Somerleyton and Great Yarmouth.

1 hr 37 mins approx
Video Track Issue 175 Dec 16/Jan 17