The Class 56 Group

Month: May 2018

  • Latest news – added 20/05/18

    56301 arrived back at it’s home depot of Leicester on Wednesday evening, having been hauled from Tyseley by Garcia Hanson’s 50008. The move was operated by DC Rail and we thank them for their involvement in proceedings. Further news on 56301’s return to traffic will be made available as and when it is known. 56096 worked the […]

  • Severn Valley Railway diesel gala – update

    Tuesday 15/05/18 Regrettably, Ruddington-based 56097 has been pulled from the Severn Valley Railway’s Spring diesel gala which kicks off this Friday. However, Colas Rail are kindly providing one of their class 56 locomotives as a replacement. Full event information and timetable can now be viewed here.

  • 56301 on the move!

    Tuesday 15/05/18 A path has been inputted for the movement of 56301 from Tyseley to Leicester tomorrow (Thursday), with DCR undertaking the transfer. It’s likely that 50008 will be the hauling loco. Timings are as follows: 0Z50 Leicester L.I.P. 1007 Leicester 1010 Leicester South Jn. 1011 Wigston North Jn 1014 Croft 1021 Hinckley 1027 Nuneaton 1031 […]