This Cab Ride was recorded from the cab of Res Class 47 No. 47541 The Queen Mother.
This EWS service started from the Royal Mail Depot at Wembley for its journey to the run-round sidings at Corby. On leaving the Royal Mail Depot we carry out several shunting moves before going under the West Coast Main Line to Acton Canal Wharf and onto the London Avoiding Line. We progress towards Neasden Junction, Dudding Hill Junction and Hendon, Mill Hill Broadway, Elstree, Radlett, St. Albans, Harpenden and Luton Airport Parkway (still under construction at this time). Continuing up the Midland Main Line, we pass Luton, Leagrave, Harlington, Flitwick and at Bedford we see the new platform No.4 being constructed. From Bedford North Junction we run onto the down slow, normally freight only, line through Sharnbrook Tunnel (1 mile 100 yards long) and Wellingborough. At Harrowden Junction we proceed onto the down fast line to Kettering South Junction and then back on the down slow through Kettering taking the freight only line to Corby where we go into the run-round sidings and finish the journey. This DVD was made in conjunction with the English Welsh & Scottish Railway who used it for crew training purposes. We thank EWS and Traction Inspector Paul Hicks for their help in producing this programme.
Note – The section of line between Kettering and Corby has been upgraded as part of the Midland Main Line electrification and now has a passenger service once more. Many structures were upgraded and strengthened during the process.
Approximately 2 hours duration