The Class 56 Group

Month: August 2017

  • STOP PRESS – 56006 UNAVAILABLE FOR 23rd/24th Diesel Gala

    Further to the unavailability of 56006 for the 2nd September running day, the planned repairs have not been possible due to availability of key personnel and illness. 56006 is therefore unavailable for this weekends Diesel Gala. The ELR have been informed this morning and we are greatly disappointed that our locomotive won’t be performing . […]

  • Today’s workings (and known future workings)

    Week commencing Monday 15th January – 56301 had worked the Barrington spoil trains each day last week (Monday 8th to Friday 12th January). On Friday, the return train didn’t run and 56301’s first trip on Monday should be 6T02 1128 Barrington – Wembley. Monday 15th January – There is also a path in the system […]

  • August 2017 workings

    August 2017 workings

    Tue 1/8- 56096 + 56105 stood in for 60087 ,which was reported as out of fuel, and worked 6M32 Lindsey OR to Ribble tank train. Attached picture is courtesy of Kevin Delaney. 56096 +56105 were back on more usual duties by the 6/8 when they worked the railvac to Shipley. The pair worked to Thurscoe […]

  • 56006 first running day at the East Lancashire Railway – 2nd September 2017

    56006 has been rostered to operate the diesel turn on September 2nd. 56006 is booked to operate the diesel part of the Blue timetable starting with a 0930 departure from Bury to Heywood and then operate several round trips between Heywood and Rawtenstall, finishing at Bury at 1644. The steam loco operates the second diagram […]