The Class 56 Group

Month: February 2018

  • Nostalgia corner – Petroleum sector 56

    Nostalgia corner – Petroleum sector 56

    While it is a fact that several class 56s were allocated to ‘Trainload Petroleum’ sector pools during the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was only one loco (56036) which actually carried the official sector symbols of this particular sector. The attached photograph shows 56036 at Old Oak Common depot, courtesy of Jack Resay. For […]

  • GBRf four day tour to take ‘grid’ to Fort William – single day tickets available

    GBRf 2018 – “Out of the Ordinary” FULL PLAN Details have been released for the upcoming four day tour, GB Railfreight’s 2018 trip “Out of the Ordinary”. Tickets go on sale on good Friday. Rumours were that anyone wanting to join the class 56 portion of the trip would have to pay for the whole […]

  • 56006 NOT AVAILABLE for ELR 2018 Spring Diesel Gala next weekend

    Sunday 11th February 2018. Unfortunately, 56006 will not be available to work at this weekend’s diesel gala. During checks about three weeks ago, one of the electronic modules was found to be defective and the loco shut down as it could not recharge its batteries. A replacement module was obtained and tested the following week. […]

  • February 2018 workings

    February 2018 workings

    Wed 14th Feb 2018. 56301 set out behind 56303 heading back to Leicester for repairs and wheel set inspection, following damage sustained to a wheel set. However, the loco triggered a wheel check sensor and Network Rail put the loco into the civil engineers sidings at Bletchley for inspection, after which the loco should go […]