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BRITISH RAIL CLASS 60 LOCOMOTIVES

During the mid 1980s, in a drive for greater efficiency, British Rail
required another heavy freight locomotive. The new Class 60 locomotive was to be constructed using lessons learned from the Classes 56 and 58. Six organisations were invited to tender but only three did so. The contract was awarded to Brush Electrical Machines (today, Brush Traction, part of the Wabtec Rail Group) for a powerful 60mph Type 5 Co-Co design, which resulted in an order being placed for one hundred Class 60 diesel-electric
locomotives.

Using original research from the National Archives, British Rail Class 60 Locomotives is a high illustrated guide that explores the commissioning of the Class 60s and their construction, testing and running. It gives an in-depth technical appraisal of the class and details names, liveries, modifications and preservation and includes the 'Super 60' refurbishment and acquisition of ten Class 60s for Colas Rail UK, bringing the timeline to the present day.

http://www.crowood.com/details.asp?isbn=9781785001499

 
GREAT FREIGHT Volume 8

Viewing Time 100 minutes

Terrific Freight action filmed at 50 locations in 2016/17 with ~~

DOUBLE HEADERS hauling refurbished FGW stock Royal 67s on departmental Pullmans on nuclear flasks Underground train Gypsum and 50 year old Class 50s on metals.

CLASS 68s - filmed in 3 different liveries on freight and Northern Belle duties and close up at Barrow Hill awaiting modifications for the new Trans Pennine Express.

CONVOYS of West Coast Railway Galas Network Rail variety more Class 50s 10 DB Cargo sheds and the last imported GBRf Class 66s into UK

SPECIALS AND TOURS including Test and RHTT trains Tours Stock movements Haulage of New Units and those for storage. Featuring Classes 20 31 37 56 60 66 67 and 90s.

LONDON TRANSPORT CLASS 20s just repainted and seen on test at Midlands Railway Centre in their new fabulous livery and crests.

HERITAGE FREIGHT in action at Ecclesbourne Valley Gloucester and Warwickshire and Severn Valley Railways ~ 12 classes  including popular 37s and 56s with plenty of noise and clag.

FREIGHT SCENE with a Aggregate Stone Cement and Ballast bias with other non stop and very interesting unusual workings.

23 CLASSES featured being 08 20 25 26 33 37 43 47 50 55
56 57 50 59 60 66 70 73 88 90 92 97 and 373 Eurostar set heading to the Scrapyard. Watch out for front cover DB Cargo Class 59201 up close !

www.suttonparkvideos.co.uk

CLASS 504 EMU

The Manchester to Bury 'Lecky' Line and the Class 504 EMU's
A tribute to a unique railway

A new book published September 2017 by Simon Thomas and Andrew Coward. A tribute to the Manchester Victoria to Bury Line, and the Class 504 Electric Multiple Unit which operated rail services between June 1959 and August 1991 when they were all withdrawn from BR service. This book charts the history of the line, information about the signal boxes and stations and the introduction and history of the Class 504 Electric Multiple Unit up to the closure of the line when it was converted as part of the Manchester Metrolink system. Also has information on the preservation of what is now the last Class 504 Electric Multiple Unit being restored at the East Lancashire Railway in Bury.

Cost £18.50 p&p free

Full details on the Class 504 Preservation Society Website: http://www.class504preservationsociety.co.uk/sales/

All profits from the sale of the book go towards the restoration of the last remaining 504 unit.

 
TRACTION 2017 Part 1

The latest volume in the twice-yearly DVD review of the modern traction scene is out now. As subscribers to the WNXX website will know, the railway continues to produce many unexpected developments, along with some extraordinary workings & freight traffic changes. Featured in this action-packed 100-minute programme are.. Network Rail's 31233 soldiers on into 2017; Colas Class 67s enter traffic; DRS take delivery of new Class 68
and 88 locomotives; 37602 & 37609 rescue the Daventry-Wentloog Tesco intermodal; 50017 & 50050 working a Bescot-Washwood Heath departmental; the final day in service of Chiltern Railways' heritage 'Bubble Cars'; passenger services between Wareham and Swanage resume after an absence of 45 years;
47815 hauling Class 319 units to Long Marston for storage; the return to the main line after 26 years of 50008 Thunderer; 73967 makes a rare appearance at Carlisle; 47812 on hire to DRS hauling inspection saloon Caroline; 57310 on hire to GWR for Electrostar drags; the spectacular Severn Valley Railway
diesel gala...and 66768 hauling a scrap Eurostar out of St Pancras International station.

Full details and secure online ordering available at -

http://www.locomaster.co.uk/traction_2017_pt1.htm

DATAFILE 2017

The UK Railway Datafile (summer 2017) is now available to purchase! This is again, the most up to date book available and now comes with Northern & Mainland Ireland rolling stock, including preserved!

Grab your copy today at http://www.ukdatafile.com/

ICRS BOOKS

The up to date Summer Edition of the UK Combine 2017 is now available together with a new edition of our comprehensive UK Names Directory (last released in 2014). Our other popular spotting books are also still available, UK Wagons 2017 and our comprehensive 288 page unique UK Pocket Book 2017.

You will now get more for your money with two of our books as we have included preserved ex-BR coaches for the first time in both the UK Combine and UK Pocket Book, that’s around 1400 more coaches for you to underline!! This now compliments the preserved Locos / DMUs/ EMUs and mainline steam
added over recent years.

http://www.intercityrailwaysociety.org

BIG FREIGHT 17

North and Mid-Wales RHTT: A visit to Coleham depot looking at the 97s and 56s
Peterborough to Leicester Line - Part Two: Includes a Class 20 LU move coming off the Old Dalby Branch
Colas Railfreight Class 60s: A mini-feature looking at the Colas Class 60s
West Coast Pairs: Intermodal and container trains on the WCML
1Q82/1Q83:Network Rail's PLPR train with top and tail Colas Railfreight Class 37s
Plus: Brand new DRS Class 88, 88002 on test and working a loaded train; Colas Railfreight’s 67023+67027 and much more.

Full details here: http://www.videoscene.co.uk/big-freight-17.html

MERSEYRAIL'S NORTHERN LINE

This programme includes: A brief history; the Class 502 and 503 stock; early footage of the 507s and 508s; footage from the four lines today; the DMU interchange at all four terminals; a morning start from Kirkdale; ECS moves; the 507s and 508s running today; lost freight lines; the Bootle Branch; the North Mersey Branch; Class 73 IM trains; unusual workings; facts, figures, trivia and maps. Filmed 2016/2017

Full details here: http://www.videoscene.co.uk/merseyrails-northern-line.html

TRACTION 2016 PART TWO

The latest volume in the twice-yearly DVD review of the modern traction scene is out now. As subscribers to the WNXX website will know, the railway continues to produce many unexpected developments, along with some extraordinary workings & freight traffic changes. Featured in this action-packed 100-minute programme are….DRS main line returnees 37403 and 37424; Heavy Haul’s 47830 on a coal wagon move from Leeds; 67015 on the Lairg tanks; the final Class 73/9 conversion emerging from Brush Traction; 37099 returns to the main line for Colas in BR blue; 37025 hauling its first main line passenger train in 17 years; 33207 visits Rugeley power station; 66779 Evening Star on the ‘Royal Scotsman’; D1015 Western Champion at Bridlington; Class 31, 37 and 47 haulage on redundant Gatwick Express 442 moves; GBRf Class 66s hauling Eurostar’s to EMR Kingsbury for scrapping; the naming of 68010 at Oxford; four Class 40s on one train at the East Lancs Railway...and extensive coverage of the multi-traction four day ‘GBRf 15’ charity tour.

Full details and secure online ordering available at -

http://www.locomaster.co.uk/traction_2016_pt2.htm

The 2017 UK Railway data file is available to order. All sections have been thoroughly checked and updated. Available in A4 and A5 sizes.

http://www.ukdatafile.com/

  

 

New 2017 editions of our three popular spotting books have all been released and are all available to order on our website (see below). UK Combine 2017, UK Wagons 2017 and our comprehensive 288 page unique UK Pocket Book 2017.

You will now get more for your money with two of our books as we have included in both the UK Combine and UK Pocket Book preserved ex-BR coaches for the first time, that’s around 1400 more coaches for you to underline!!

This now compliments the preserved Locos / DMUs/ EMUs and mainline steam added over recent years.

http://www.intercityrailwaysociety.org

Big Freight 16

Big Freight 16 - features a feast of freight trains, filmed countrywide during 2016. Produced in conjunction with Freightmaster, this brand new programme shows the huge variety of freight trains operating today and the astonishing variety of motive power hauling them! From Class 20s to brand new Class 68s and many more in between!

Full details at the link below...

http://www.videoscene.co.uk/big-freight-16.html

 
M&B Productions 2017 Books

https://www.freewebstore.org/mbpublications/2017_Series/cat1141715_3565536.aspx

GBXV

GB Railfreight’s 'GBRf 15' charity train in September 2016 will almost certainly be the railtour of the decade. The 2,220 mile four-day tour featured 19 locomotives and raised £125,000 for charity. This official cab ride DVD covers the first day – and what a day it was! The 365-mile trip started at London Victoria with Railfreight-liveried 20118+20132 setting off for Fratton in Hampshire, with the tour travelling via Epsom, Dorking, Horsham and Chichester. Lineside footage shows 73128+73213 working the train forward to Swanage before the cab ride on board the Class 20s resumes in the Dorset town for a trip over the Swanage Railway to Worgret Junction. The tour continued back to London via Poole, Southampton, Salisbury, Westbury and Reading. With plenty of sunlit landscapes, a fascinating route and some serious thrash, it made for the ultimate Class 20 WIRED FOR SOUND cab ride. Introduced by GBRf Managing Director John Smith, this three-and-a-half hour DVD represents excellent value for money at £19.95.

Full details and secure online ordering available at -
http://www.locomaster.co.uk/GBXV.htm

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GLOBE VIDEO FILMS
Into the Blue Volume 1: North West England

This is the first in a series of DVDs looking at the wonderful BR blue era of the 1980s. Volume 1 focuses on the North West England and is packed with action from class 25s and 40s along with 20s, 37s, 45s 47s and a few surprise intruders. AC electrics also feature.

Just some of the locations included are Carlisle, Ribblehead, Skipton, Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan, Warrington, Bolton, Manchester, Stockport, Chinley, Crewe and Chester.

Highlights include 40s and 45s on Pennine services, 25s on passenger and freight, 40s, 31s and 25s at work on the S&C, 81s and 85s on the WCML, Crewe Works running-in turn, class 20s, 31s & 33s head for North Wales.

This programme contains 100% original soundtrack.
Full captions, brief but informative commentary. Duration 85 minutes.

£15.95 includes free worldwide p&p

Or order securely via our website

http://www.rail-video.com/page_2287752.html

M&B PUBLICATIONS
2016 Books

Six books for the 2016 season by M&B Publications - locomotives, multiple units & hauled coaching stock, wagon fleets, on track plant & engineers...

MB Publications 2016 Series Web Store

LOCOMASTER PROFILES
Traction 2016 Part 1

This twice-yearly DVD review of the modern traction scene is now in its 22nd year. As subscribers to the WNXX website will know, the railway continues to produce many unexpected developments, along with some extraordinary workings & freight traffic changes.

Add to the mix some notable railtours and preservation highlights and you have an action-packed 100-minute programme which includes...37025 and 37254 return to the main line to work for Colas; Freightliner’s 47830 on a Kilmarnock to Laira coaching stock move; 56087 & 56113 rescuing a failed 60087 on the Seaham cement; DRS’s 66425 ventures to Laira with HST coaching stock; 50007 Hercules & 50050 Fearless taking Heavy Haul coal hoppers to Donnington for storage; 90018 & 90036 hauling the Doncaster to Tyne Yard infrastructure service; the extraordinary Caledonian sleeper drags diversions caused by the closure of the West Coast main line north of Carlisle, including re-routings via the ECML, the Durham coast, the GN&GE Joint Line and the G&SW with Riviera Class 47 and GBRf Class 66 haulage; Network Rail’s newly-converted ‘Ultra 73s’; four Class 86s towed to Barrow Hill by 37608 before shipping to Bulgaria; 56113 and 66848 on test train rescues…and Class 40 D213 Andania blasting out of Swanage on its first passenger train in 32 years!

Full details and secure online ordering available at...

http://www.locomaster.co.uk/traction_2016_pt1.htm

PROJECT 22
A Pictorial Salute to the Class 22 Series

"The book sales have been fantastic. It all came about on the stand at the West Somerset, in June 2015. It was our first big gala, we had so many requests for a class 22 book, that we decided to get one produced, ready for the SVR gala in October 2015. The sales were good, so we moved to produce the second for 2016. I have no doubt David Forster and Dave Blake are planning the third ready for Christmas?

The content of the books is expanding to add stories and further data, and there is more to come. David is getting new pictures through, many unseen. If anyone reading this has any Class 22 pictures, we would love to hear from you and get them printed in one of our series of books.

The main point to these books is to attract people to Project 22, and it's a very good fund raiser as well, with proceeds supporting the build project."

Thank you for your support. Both books are available from our web site:

www.class22newbuild.co.uk



BIG FREIGHT 15

No.15 in the highly-acclaimed and best-selling Big Freight series is out now. Produced in conjunction with Freightmaster, this brand new programme features another superb feast of freight trains, filmed countrywide during 2015/2016.

Skipton-Grassington Line - Continuing our look at freight-only
branches, we head to North Yorkshire and the picturesque Grassington branch which is used by stone trains serving Swinden Quarry. Now in the hands of GBRf Class 66s, various trains are featured along the line as well as a look at the quarry terminus itself.

Colas Class 37s - The use of Colas Class 37s on Network
Rail Infrastructure Monitoring trains has been one of the traction highlights of recent times. With many celebrity machines returning to the main line, Colas have acquired a superb pool of locos, working countrywide on the yellow trains. This feature includes 37025 in Large Logo blue and 37057 in BR green.

GSW diversions - The closure of the WCML north of Carlisle prompted two months of diversions in early 2016. Travelling along the Glasgow South Western route via Dumfries and Kilmarnock - a line which normally sees little freight - intensive services operated with containers, cars, steel, oil, flasks, ballast and even sleeper trains all diverted. See various 60s and 66s, 37s on a flask train, 2 x 47s on the
Caledonian sleeper and much more.

Colton Junction - This popular Freightmaster hotspot is visited again with a great day from July 2015. See various GBRf Class 66s on coal and biomass trains, DB, Freightliner and DRS Class 66s on containers, steel and engineers trains and the day ends with a DCR Class 56 on the Cardiff scrap.

Plus action from numerous other locations including Class 60s at the Humber oil terminal, 5-in-a-row at Brocklesby, 3-in-a-row at Whittlesea, the unusual swing bridge at Keadby, footage from West Ealing with trains running to/from Calvert and a round-up of Scottish action.

Also 37884 on a stock move, 56081 on scrap, 56104+56098 on a stock move, Class 73s on freight in Scotland and much more.

All sections are introduced with full commentary and maps.
Filmed in 16:9 widescreen. So much more than just train after train running past the camera!

This is all brand new footage, filmed 2015-2016. It has never
been used before and is not available anywhere else – GUARANTEED.

Running time - 150 minutes (2 hours 30 mins)

DVD - £19.95
Blu-ray - £22.95

Full details can be found here...

www.videoscene.co.uk/big-freight-15.html

Locomaster Profiles - Traction 2015 Part 2

This twice-yearly DVD review of the modern traction scene is now in its 21st year. As subscribers to the WNXX website will know, the railway continues to produce many unexpected developments, along with some extraordinary workings & freight traffic changes. Add to the mix some notable railtours and preservation highlights and you have an action-packed 100-minute programme which includes...

37401 Mary Queen of Scots returning to the main line with DRS; Colas’s 60096 working Schenker’s Immingham-Santon iron ore; Colas Class 70s being trialled on tank and timber traffic; pairs of GBRf Class 47s on the Drax-Hotchley Hill gypsum; Network Rail re-instates 31233 for test train duties; 37057, 37116 & 37421 all return to main line use with Colas; Schenker’s 90040 is reinstated to traffic after a ten year absence; 47812, 66710, 86101 & Freightliner’s 90045 on Serco’s Caledonian Sleepers; 73966 working empty sleeper stock to Edinburgh; Deltic 55022 in its latest guise as 55007 Pinza; GBRf’s multi-traction ‘Noah’s Arc’ charity train; 67026 working an empty stock move on the re-opened Borders Railway to Tweedbank; the first HSTs to work into London Marylebone; Electrostar moves between Ramsgate and Derby using 31452, 47830, 37884 & 56104; DRS & GBRf Class 20s on RHTT duties; 56098 & 56104 hauling FGW Mark 3 stock from Laira to Kilmarnock...and the extraordinary sight of a pair of Hastings DEMU power cars dragging a damaged Southeastern Electrostar from Canterbury West to Ramsgate.

Full details and secure online ordering available at - http://www.locomaster.co.uk/traction_2015_pt2.htm
 

Rail Media Productions
The British Steam Collection

Rail Media Productions
"Dedicated to producing quality Tasmanian railway DVDs"

Website: http://kinnanerowan.wix.com/rail-media

UK Railway Datafile 2016

The UK Railway Datafile 2016 will be available for mail order from November 26th 2015.

This is the biggest book yet, with upgraded section layouts, new stock additions and a complete review for accuracy.

You can order your copy on the website at...

 www.ukdatafile.com

Project 22
 

PROJECT 22 PDF

Locomotives 1976-1999

Locomotives 1976-1999 by Stuart Broughton
Priced at £15.00

The book contains a varied selection of photographs from 1976 to 1999 of all the old locomotive Classes from Class 20 to Class 55 when most were in rail blue. These were all slides transferred to digital.

The book is available from Stuart Broughton
17 Ladywood Avenue, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1HS for £15.00 post free by cheque.

Email: stuartcascade@aol.com

 
 
 
 

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