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Video Track Issue 172 June/July 16

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Extended News from around the Network

Europhoenix 37884 - 37025 on Barry based duties -  ‘Flying Scotsman’ diesel hauled  - diesel hauled steam specials - 50007 ‘Hercules’ and 50050 ‘Fearless’on the main line - 37425 on Cumbrian Coast duties - 37 on Shap test - 56 302 in North East -  56s on Scrap Duties - Easter Freight - 37s in Far North - COLAS and DB 37s & Class 31s on test trains -  Gilberdyke Resignalling - Banbury Resignalling - Northern Belle - Flask traffic from West Country - Coal Traffic in Decline - Ecclesbourne Gala - Chasewater Gala -  37 710 at Great Central Diesel Gala - Final delivery of Class 66s en route from Newport to Crewe -  ‘Short Set’ on the Wherry Lines with 37 422 - 37s & 66s on stock moves to Norwich - DB Schenker Class 60s and the last 6e41 from Westerleigh - Diverted Freight - Class 87 on ‘Footex’ - Tre Pol & Pen Railtour - COLAS 60s on engineering duties - New GBRF Class 73s - Spa Valley Diesel Gala with Class 33s and a Class 10 - Closure of Longannet Power Station - 37 710 on the Great Central Railway - 47 773 on Stock moves - Snow and Ice Treatment Trains on the Southern with Class 20s and 73s  -  50 035 ‘Ark Royal’ and 50 049 ‘Defiance’ on test  -  PLUS MUCH MORE.

ELECTRIFICATION NEWS:  An update on the Western electrification scheme to Bristol and South Wales with freight and passenger workings. The recently cleared line and infrastructure changes on the main line from Severn Tunnel Junction to Newport.

CUMBRIAN TRACTION NEWS:  Freight traffic in the North West with the long term closure of the Settle and Carlisle. Freight diversions are shown in the Carlisle area and over Shap along with familiar duties in the form of DRS Class 37s. COLAS power is featured on the diverted logs plus engineering traffic.

NORFOLK VISITORS:  The Prototype HST Power car along with the three main line 50s, 50007 ‘Hercules’,  50017 ‘Royal Oak and 50050 ‘Fearless’. They are shown in action along with visiting 37 905 and 45 133. In addition the Metro Cammell DMU is featured on the line to Hoe, recreating the East Anglian branch of the 1950s.

LINESIDE LOCATIONS:  Salford on the Brighton main line with freight and passenger duties.

CLASS 73 to the NORTH:  GBRF Class 73 on the Inverness Sleeper.
THE WEST COAST MAIN LINE:  Freight traffic on the Southern section of the route with Class 92s, 66’s, 87 002, Class 68s, Class 90s, Class 86s and DRS Class 37s.  Includes rare workings, stock moves and a Class 90 on the mail and stock move to Wolverton.

PARTING SHOT:  The remarkable sight of three Class 37s and a Class 56 plus a long rake of coaching stock on the Midland Main Line.
A 1 hour 50 min edition compring News and Special Events

Video Track Issue 172 June/July 16