(Standard DVD) Modern Traction Archive: Volume 6 - WCML electrics
Run-time 83 minutes.
Carlisle - Class 85s on freight dominate as we hear the famous 'roar' of these popular electrics. Also witnessed are class 86 and 90 on passenger and freight services in early intercity and railfreight grey liveries;
Gretna Junction - is visited where class 90s head express passenger services;
Northampton - class 85 on 'cobbler' passenger service from London as well as a class 81 on freight;
Bletchley - 1987 material is used as we see classes 81, 85, 86 and 87 locomotives once again on a variety of workings;
Crewe - station scenes as we view class 85 to 90 on class 1 passenger services;
Mossend - close up action shots of class 86s on freightliner duties, class 81, 85 and 90 in and around the yard complex;
Leighton Buzzard - evening shots taken in 1988 during the rush-hour as trains of Mk1 coaches call to set down passengers, class 310 EMUs on local services, an 86 on the Royal train, 85s on parcels and freight as well as class 86s on Intercity Expresses;
Warrington/Winwick Jn - Freight and passenger traffic dominate with many BR-blue liveried locomotives seen in action;
Bescot - Sunday diversions through the station with class 85 and 86;
Coventry - blue-liveried class 86 and 87 locos on passenger turns in April 1987;
Carstairs/Lune Gorge - overnight sleeper trains are just some of those seen behind class 86, 87 and class 90s;
Preston Lostock Hall Jn - a mixture of trains with classes 86, 87 and 90 doing the honours;
Lichfield - derailment damage from March 1991;
Stafford/Norton Bridge - classes 85, 86, 87 and 90 peform in the rain!