This series of three DVDs looks at the first week of the 1998 Irish 'Sugar Beet Campaign' and this programme compliments Volume 1 - 'Empties In' and Volume 2 - 'Loaded Out' by taking the viewer on an uninterrupted cab ride from Waterford to Wellington Bridge. Starting in the signalbox at Waterford, the engine for our train drops into the bay platform to pick up beet wagons to make up a full load of empties. Boarding a Class 071 locomotive, we back down past Waterford West Signalbox, then move forward prior to backing into the yard to join up with the main train. Brake test completed, the train eases out of the yard towards Waterford station and comes to a stand in order to collect the single line token. Departing Waterford, the line skirts the River Suir, but the train is slowed by a 15 m.p.h speed restriction prior to the climb towards Snow Hill Tunnel then out onto the 2,131 feet long 14 span River Barrow Swing Bridge, the longest in Ireland. It is now a constant up hill climb for the next nine miles towards Taylorstown passing the site of Dunbrody Abbey, Campile and Balliculane stations. Dropping down over the notorious Taylorstown bank, the approach to Wellington Bridge is made with caution as the train is signalled into one of the reversible loops. Semaphore signalling and the beauty of this less travelled part of South East Ireland enhance a memorable journey.
Running time 55 minutes.
Originally filmed on digital equipment and in stereo.
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