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Rail Freight Today - Box Set 1 Volumes 1-5
Rail Freight Today Boxed Sets

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The Rail Freight Today series was an immediate hit when it was first launched in the late 1980's. Inevitably though an incredible amount has changed over the years and this authoritative series now provides an interesting historic comparison with today's traffic flows and loco classes.

Each volume includes lineside action, cab rides, interviews and site visits to many private locations.

Volumes included are - Vol 1 North West, Vol 2 Midlands,

Vol 3 Scotland, Vol 4 North East, Vol 5 South East.

For full details of each volume see the individual titles below.

Volume 1

The Rail Freight Today series was an immediate hit when it was first launched in the late 1980's. Inevitably though an incredible amount has changed over the years and this authoritative series now provides an interesting historic comparison with today’s traffic flows and loco classes.

Produced with the full co-operation of British Rail – an unrivalled and authoritative source of reference and entertainment.

Volume 1 includes features on the Rylstone branch, Warrington yard, the West coast main line, and around Carlisle area. Other topics include Manchester area and a closer look at Preston Dock, double-headed 37s at Peak Forest, the little known Deepdale branch, Trafford Park, Workington Dock, Sellafield and the Cumbrian coast.

Locomotives featured include: 08s, Class 20s, 31s, 37s, 47s, 56s, 58s, 81s, 85s, 86s, and 87s.

With lineside action, cab rides interviews and site visits to many private locations.

Volume 2

The Rail Freight Today series was an immediate hit when it was first launched in the late 1980's. Inevitably though an incredible amount has changed over the years and this authoritative series now provides an interesting historic comparison with today’s traffic flows and loco classes.

Produced with the full co-operation of British Rail – an unrivalled and authoritative source of reference and entertainment. As well as showing traffic on the WCML and ECML, this volume includes a close look at the Ironbridge branch, Rugeley and the Birmingham area featuring Bescot, Wednesbury and Washwood Heath.

Also profiled the Nottinghamshire coal field, the Coalville line and Toton. Other topics include Mountsorrel stone trains, RMC Birmingham, British Steel Corby and Rover Longbridge.

BR Locomotive types shown at work – 08s, Class 20s, 31s, 37s, 47s, 56s, 58s, 60s, 85s, 86s, 87s, plus many industrial shunters.

With lineside action, cab rides interviews and site visits to many private locations.

Volume 3

The Rail Freight Today series was an immediate hit when it was first launched in the late 1980's. Inevitably though an incredible amount has changed over the years and this authoritative series now provides an interesting historic comparison with today’s traffic flows and loco classes.

An unrivalled source of reference and entertainment contrasting superb Scottish scenery with many unique industrial site visits.

As well as the WCML & ECML, this volume features freight traffic on the scenic Highland lines, including Fort William, Crianlarich, Oban, Stirling, Montrose, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Also a close look at fascinating site operations at British Steel Ravenscraig, and Blue Circle Cement near Dunbar. Many little used branch lines such as Auchmuty, Crombie, and Menstrie are also featured. Current Speedlink and trip workings are examined in detail, including Stranraer, Ayr, Glasgow and Edinburgh areas.

Also coal traffic from the Blindwells and the Ayrshire coalfield. Other features include yard operations at Thornton and Mossend.

BR Locomotive types shown at work: 08s, Class 20s, 26s, 37s, 47s, 56s, 85s, 87s, 90s, plus many industrial shunters.

With plenty of lineside action , cab rides and site visits to key private user locations.

Volume 4

The Rail Freight Today series was an immediate hit when it was first launched in the late 1980's. Inevitably though an incredible amount has changed over the years and this authoritative series now provides an interesting historic comparison with today’s traffic flows and loco classes.

Produced with the full co-operation of both British Rail and many key freight users, this programme is an unrivalled source of reference and entertainment, to an area rich in railway heritage.

Contrasting the scenic rural freight only branch lines to Eastgate and Redmire with Teesside, one of the largest industrial complexes in Europe. This volume features many different freight traffics including Alumina, Cement, Glue, Chemicals, Oil, Steel, Potash and Coal. Also a close look at the fascinating site operations at Murton, Boulby, Eastgate, Billingham and Lackenby.

Remaining Speedlink and trip workings are also examined, as are East Coast main line movements. Traffic flows from both the Blyth and Sunderland coal fields are also examined in detail.

Other features include yard operations at Teesside, and an interview with the Area Freight Manager.

BR Locomotive types shown at work include: Class 08, 31, 37, 47, 56 and the newly commissioned class 60 heavy freight locos, plus many industrial shunters.

With plenty of lineside action, superb snow scenes, and cab rides (including class 60) all produced to our usual unsurpassed standard.

Volume 5

The Rail Freight Today series was an immediate hit when it was first launched in the late 1980's. Inevitably though an incredible amount has changed over the years and this authoritative series now provides an interesting historic comparison with today’s traffic flows and loco classes. Produced with the full co-operation of both British Rail and many key users, this programme is an unrivalled source of reference and entertainment.

Although not a major area of heavy industry, the densely populated South East does however, see considerable and varied amounts of rail freight traffic. This video contrasts the regular flows that can be seen passing through the centre of London, with many scenic locations in the Home counties, including the little known rural freight only branch line to Akeman Street near Aylesbury, and Lydd near Dungeness.

A wide variety of freight traffic flows are examined, including: Oil, Steel, Cement, Fertiliser, Aggregates, Refuse, RFD, Coal, MOD and Freightliner. Topics include: site operations at Northfleet, Sheerness Steel, Dover, and European traffic aboard the cross Channel rail ferry, even a feature shows how the capital’s rubbish is collected and disposed of! Also examined in an exclusive visit to Bicester, is the extensive MOD railway operation.

Other topics include: Eastleigh, main line movements in and out of London, and a close look at Freightliners.

BR Locomotive types shown at work include: Class 08, 09, 31, 33, 37, 47, 56, 58, 59, 60, 73, 85, 86, 90 plus many industrial shunters.

With plenty of lineside action, cab rides and site visits to key private user locations.

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DVD Runtime:
300
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