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Video Track Issue 179 Aug/Sept 2017


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NEWS AND EVENTS    Extended News from around the Network.
Class 319s off Lease  -   COLAS 67s to South West Wales - Test Trains in the Highlands - Class 88s on Test and on inaugural passenger working - Diesels on the Great Britain X Railtour - Double Headed 73s on Sleeper - ‘Spring Highlander’ with DRS 37s - All change at Wellingborough - New Freight Workings - Stock Moves including loco convoys with 55 022 and Class 50s on moves to Derby and Washwood Heath - Change on Flask Duties - Railtours with West Coast 47s  and ‘Royal Scotsman’ in Highlands - 20 142 & 44 008 on main line - 55 022 on convoy - 50 008 ‘Thunderer’ on test run - 31 233 on freight - Class 20s on engineers - Stock moves to Norwich - NENTA charter from Norwich - ‘Royal Scotsman’ first duty of season - D345 on ‘East Lancs Enterprise’ - London Underground ‘D’ Stock Farewell - New COLAS 37 254 - Hastings Unit on Fawley Shuttles - Class 345s on test - 55 019 on ‘Hull and Leeds Executive’ and ‘Welsh Central Liner’ - ‘Azuma’ units on test - 47580 & 47270 on ‘North Wales Triangle Tour’ - 31 and 37 on ROG Shuttles to Barrow Hill - PLUS MUCH MORE

Heritage Diesel Action   55 022 as 55 018 ‘Ballymoss’ on the Nene Valley Railway - The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway with  D8059, D8188, 45 041, 50 026 and a GBRF 66 plus resident locos. Includes  Princes Risborough plus the Convoy arriving from the Swanage Railway - Severn Valley Gala with 50 007 ‘Hercules’, 50 031 ‘Hood’, 50 022 , D1062, 88 003, Clayton D8568 and 66 671.

Lineside Locations  The triangular junction at Norton on Tees with a variety of traffic under the semaphores with a sample of passenger and freight action.

Classic Traction   First Generation traction in the North West with Class 47s, Class 37s, Class 86s and Class 60s on freight, test and passenger workings.

Freight on the Blyth & Tyne  A major feature looking in detail at the lines north from Newcastle and from Morpeth to North Blyth past and present. The present day freight scene in explored with coal and aluminium traffic at the junctions and signalboxes on a line which which has changed little since steam days. In addition we look at the route in the early 1990s with Class 56s, Class 37s and Class 47s on a wide variety of workings including scenes at Cambois depot.
Specials  Class 67s, West Coast Class 47s, DRS Class 37s on specials around the network.
East to Hull    Gilberdyke to Hull before modernisation of the route. A wide range of freight traffic and passenger workings are featured at the signal boxes and under the semaphores.
The End of the Bubble  The last first generation DMU at work on the Princes Risborough to Aylesbury line including the last day with double headed operations on the 19th of May.

Main Line Deltic  55 022 ‘Royal Scots Grey’ on the ‘Hull & Leeds Executive’ and on the Lickey Incline.
Video Track Issue 179 Aug/Sept 2017