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Video Track 148 June/July 2012

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Extended News from around the Network

Class 60s return to the Midland Main Line on oil and departmental duties - 60 039 move to Eastleigh - 60 063 overhaul - 60s on steel duties - 60 074 ‘Teenage Spirit’ still in unique blue livery on oil duties - 60s in the North West n‘Grand Cumbria Panorama Railtour’ with 67 haulage - Class 67 specials over Shap & on East Coast Main Line - 67 025 at Didcot on  MOD workings - Pullman 47 790 & 47 832 on stock moves and specials - 47 haulage on West Highland Statesman 11 car Pendelino on move from Channel Tunnel & on test at Carnforth - Chiltern ‘Bubbles’ on driver training runs - 31 601 on stock move - Deltic 55 022 and D335 on move from East Lancs to Mid Norfolk - Diverted sleepers along Chiltern line - Snow Train with 73 and 57 haulage - Hasting unit on Tour - Class 50 convoy from Cardiff to the SVR - Class 56 move to Rugby - Class 73 test train on Southern & Class 37s to Sheerness - 47 charter from Scotland to York - Mid Norfolk Gala with 55 022 and D335.

CLASS 56 REVIVAL: 56 302 & 56 312 on freight including stock moves, scrap to South Wales, and a working from the West Country with  56 302 and 47 735 on  Burngullow to Burton duty.

EAST LANCS DIESEL GALA: Action, including Deltic 55 022 from the railway's gala of early March.                     

LOCATION SURVEY - HELLIFIELD: An exploration of traffic in and around a station which has changed little since the days of steam. Includes a look back at Hellifield in 1987 and in the 1960s,  Freight and passenger traffic are shown in 2012 including stock and engine moves to Carnforth, driver training runs with Arriva  & Virgin Trains Class 57s. Freight  includes coal, cement, departmental and timber traffic.

PEAK FREIGHT: A look at freight operations on the busy line through Buxton, Tunstead and  Peak Forest to Chinley over several days in 2012. Stone workings are shown behind Class 60 and a variety of 66 power on the steep grades. In addition we explore the Hope Valley Line with passenger and freight, and show 31 190 on route learning duties. Class 67s are also shown on freight duties from Dowlow to Warrington.

CLASS 70s: A round up of some of the duties worked by the Class 70s, with scenes on the West Coast Main Line over Shap, on coal to Fiddlers Ferry and on the ‘North and West’ plus ‘liners in the South East.   The latest arrivals including 70 018 & 019 are featured.

NORTH WEST COAL: The Warrington coal circuits with Class 60 haulage in 2012.

LINES THAT TIME FORGOT: Continuing our look at the ‘North and West’ along the Welsh Marches with freight and passenger traffic on the Southern half of the line around Hereford. Includes steel, coal, and stone traffic, plus Class 57s on the ‘One Wales Express’ before its replacement with 67 power. The boxes at Moreton on Lugg, Hereford, Tram Inn, Pontrilas and Abergavenny are  featured.        

LINESIDE LOCATIONS - ASHCHURCH: Ashchurch, on the busy line north from Gloucester to the Midlands with a variety of traffic. Features Class 67s & 47s on Race Specials to Cheltenham, and a mix of freight.

TAIL LAMP: The Royal Train.

1hr 50 mins


Video Track 148 June/July 2012