by Andrew Coble
Highlights of interest to members include line side shots of :-
- 8646 on our Farewell 86 Class trip,
- our transfer of 8606 light engine from Lithgow in March 2003, and
- 8606 in action on our Return to the North Tour in December 2003.
Retired well before their time, the final years of operation of the 86 class electric locomotives of NSW are captured in this video. Filmed between 1996 and 2003 mostly in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, the 86s are shown on a wide variety of freight workings. As well as the final years the video records the last run - for now - of an 86 on a revenue service and beyond: the mass movement of electric locomotives to Silverton Rail is covered, along with the Sydney Electric Train Society (SETS) tour to Kiama and Olympic Park, masses of 86s in storage at Lithgow, the delivery run of 8606 to SETS and finally, the first run of 8606 as a preserved loco on a SETS tour.
Duration 60 minutes. Filmed in Hi-Fi Digital.
In addition to good material, this DVD also has above average technical quality. It is PAL Format and All Region.
This DVD is highly recommended to all those interested in electric locomotives.
$35.00 each [ incl postage and handling ]