(Standard DVD) Modern Traction Archive: Volume 10 Milton Keynes Central
Filmed in 1987 this programme is a perfect accompaniment to Modern Traction Archive: Vol 6, which studied electrics at work up and down the WCML. In this programme we see diesel as well as electric-hauled trains.
Highlights include, BR-blue class 86s and 87s on passenger and freight; class 81s and 85s on freight, class 85s on passenger and parcels workings; pairs of 87s on container trains, class 310 EMUs in action, blue/grey class 317 on driver training duties and even a Midlands’ Yellow-liveried class 312 unit. In addition we have a class 20, a class 56, a class 47 and class 31s on freight.
The class 31s appear on parcels, ecs and ballast workings: highlight is the appearance of a class 08 on the mainline with a speedlink trip working. It’s all here – if you want the fast and furious, mixed with the slow and leisurely, then the action through this station certainly fits the bill – it’s real nostalgia time!
This programme is ideal for reminiscing or for modellers keen to see yesteryear consists.