The Class 56 Group

Month: July 2017

  • July 2017 workings

    The class continue to operate daily on the network with the Colas steel trip to Boston Docks probably providing the most regular duty. 31/7 56113 worked 6E07/6M08 to /from Boston. 56303 worked 6Z67 Calvert-Webmley 27/7 After a long period sat at Grangemouth 56094 worked 6N46/6N47 to Prestwick and return. 23/7 56302 worked 6N56 Grangemouth- Fort […]

  • ELR Diesel Gala

    56006 visited the East Lancs Railway diesel gala from July 7 – 9 accompanied by our drivers and support crew. On Friday 7th 56006 was suffering from fuel filter problems but these were sorted and the loco was back to its old self on the Saturday and Sunday driven by our passed out drivers with […]

  • 56302 6Y56 Grangemouth to Fort William Sunday 2nd July 2017

    56302 6Y56 Grangemouth to Fort William Sunday 2nd July 2017

    Alasdair Eadington provided this shot of 56302 leaving Grangemouth on the above working.

  • Class 56 Group Constitution

    Some of the committee at our AGM on July 1st mentioned that they had not seen a copy of the Class 56 Group Constitution which I wrote some time ago. Presumably some members haven’t seen it also so I have attached a copy for your delight and enjoyment! Regards Andrew WilsonSignedconstitution

  • 56 006 to stay on ELR following Diesel Gala

    The Class 56 Group are please to announce that an agreement has been made which will see  56 006  remain at the East Lancashire Railway following this weekends diesel gala. The locomotive will be available for use on the railway and will take part in future diesel galas and operating days. It is also expected […]

  • ELR Gala convoy Tuesday 4th July- 56006 arrived on ELR

    West Coast Railway Company will operate the gala convoy on the above date and current timings/route are:- 0Z56 0750 Castleton Hopwood GF – Derby arr 1300 (expected to be CFPS loco 40145) 0Z57 1525 Derby – Crewe Heritage Centre – arr 1715 ( 40145+ 56006) (pass Burton 1542 / Stafford 1629) 0Z58 1810 Crewe Heritage […]

  • 56 Grangemouth to Fort William? Sunday 2nd July 2017

    56 Grangemouth to Fort William? Sunday 2nd July 2017

    WEBSITE UPDATED with picture of 56302 leaving Grangemouth with 6Y56. Photo : Alasdair Eadington Rumours of a 56 working to Fort William continue but times have been entered for a working today.This is believed to be linked to the fuel oil taffic to Fort William which was expected to transfer to road. Departure is 1420 […]

  • Sunday 2nd July – 0Z06 Leicester- Derby Etches Park (ROG Class 37 +56006)

    Sunday 2nd July – 0Z06 Leicester- Derby Etches Park (ROG Class 37 +56006)

    0Z06 1330 Leicester L.I.P. to Etches Park Sdgs Runs on 2nd July 2017 Diesel locomotive WTT Realtime Route Allowances Location Pl Arr Dep Arr Dep Dly Line Path Eng Pth Prf Leicester L.I.P. 1330 1330 Leicester [LEI] UDS 1333 1340 1333 1340 FL Leicester North Jn. pass 1341 pass 1341 Humberstone Rd Jn pass 1342 […]