(HD Blu-Ray) European Railway: Issue 71 (January - February 2017)
Run-time 1 hour and 50 mins approx.
In this programme we visit:
FRANCE- a study of traffic from late morning to late afternoon on the main rail route north of Strasbourg - with a mixture of freight and passenger traffic, plus some vintage electrics in action.
SWITZERLAND - aboard a special train as we travel through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel. We call in to the underground station at Sedrun as well as a drivers-eye view of the tunnel and the journey in to Biasca.
CZECH REPUBLIC - it’s diesels all the way as we cover a rural line to the west of Prague. Classes 810, 814, 714, 742 and 750 all appear.
ITALY - a look at passenger train action on the mete-gauge FGC line from Genova north to Casella. We witness one diesel railcar in action that dates from 1929!
SWITZERLAND - a second visit to the country, this time to witness Steam over the old classic Gotthard mountain line featuring preserved C5/6 no: 2978 on a special working from Erstfeld to Biasca and return.
NETHERLANDS - we call in to Lage Zwaluwe to the south of Dordrecht to witness freight and passenger action on a busy main line. Classes 186, IRM, 2400, 2600, 4000, Thalys TGV and others all feature.
GERMANY - we follow the route to the east of Magdeburg, with 112, 114, 155, class 66, 218, 143, 155, 186, 386, 203, Blue Tiger and 1116.