Throughout the early 1980s TeleRail charted the entire rail freight operations of the UK in one of our most popular series to date – Rail Freight Today.
Due to the immense changes since privatisation, these programmes have now become a part of history. The early volumes featured Speedlink operations with many historic pick up operations, as well as many flows that have long since been lost.
Throughout the series it was possible to literally witness the decline of rail freight in the UK as BR set about rationalising it’s freight network in preparation for privatisation.
As well as some traffics, many of the locos; like the class 20s and 26s are no longer to be seen in revenue earning service and of course, all of the liveries featured are all redundant.
This interesting compilation DVD features highlights from the entire series and includes action from all parts of the country, including many defunct traffics that hopefully may once again return to rail.
Deepdale coal, Garston coal, Cement from Clitheroe, Littleton colliery, Auchmuty branch, Menstrie branch, Crombie branch, Eastgate cement, Murton colliery, Hexham glue, Akeman Street, Chatham docks spoil, Channel rail ferry from Dover, Taunton Cider, Lapford, Tytherington branch, Duxford, Amlwch branch, Aberystwyth oil, Parkside colliery, Maxwelltown oil and the Burghead branch.