The Class 56 Group

Month: June 2017

  • Galleries for all locos in class

    We have now created galleries for all 135 locos in the class, take a walk down memory-lane with us here

  • CANCELLED – Humber Grid Railtour – 9th September 2017

    Unfortunately this tour has now been cancelled.

  • UKRL 56 x 2 appear at Midland Railway Gala

    UKRL 56 x 2 appear at Midland Railway Gala

    This one crept under our radar but 56081 & 56104 are currently at the Midland Railway Centre Butterley as part of this weekends diesel Gala. Picture shows 56081 during a layover at the Gala yesterday (18th June 2017). Picture from C56G member Gareth Yates

  • 56006 to attend East Lancs Diesel Gala 7th – 9th July 2017

    Please see text in bold for the latest news 56006 has been invited back to the Eat Lancs Diesel Gala and the Committee and Volunteers are currently working hard to ensure the tyre turning required can be completed in time for 56006 to hitch a ride on the Gala convoy which will operate a few […]

  • Class 56 Gallery- progress update

    While the main photo galleries are updated with the thousands of images we have to upload , anyone with an eye for excellent railway photography and class 56’s could do worse then have a look at this website. There is a section on 56 but be warned you’ll easily find yourself engrossed in this site […]


    24/6/17 Operational locos were located as follows 56078 Barnetby, 56087 + 56113 Derby , 56094 Shrewsbury , 56096 +56105 Doncaster , 56202 Grangemouth, 56303 Chaddesden. (SEE FURURE WORKINGS for what these locos should do over the weekend) 22/6/17 – 56078 has run from Barnetby to Lindsey Oil Refinery and worked  0940 Lindsey OR- West Burton […]