Locomotives in Action Dvd: Leamington Spa 2001
Amateur footage filmed at Leamington Spa in 2001.
Leamington Spa is a busy junction station located on the main line from Birmingham to Oxford.
Once a locomotive hot-spot, the early 2000s saw dramatic change with the withdrawal of cross-country locomotive hauled services and the continued reduction of coal and other freight traffic.
Filmed over several visits during 2001, this DVD focuses on the varied locomotive scene, which still featured class 37, 43, 47, 57, 58 and 60, as well as the recently introduced Class 66 which had already begun displacing older traction.
Container traffic has been a feature of freight through the station for decades and in 2001 these could still be found with a pair of Railfreight Class 47s in charge.
Back-to-back MGR coal, Serco test trains, steel, car transporters, engineers, parcels, oil tankers, self-discharge train and passenger workings feature throughout.
Approx. 180 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – BritishRailways.tv.