The Class 56 Group

Month: July 2018

  • Tuesday 24/07/18: Latest News

    Tuesday 24th July 2018 56301 made its first foray onto the mainline (under its own power) for some time yesterday morning, running as 0Z26 1127 Leicester LIP – Knighton Junction with 56081 to collect 27059, returning as 0Z27 1258 Knighton Junction – Leicester LIP. The 27 had arrived at Knighton by road earlier this year […]

  • Monday 16/07/18: Latest News

    Monday 16th July 2018 GBRf’s 56069, which was last week moved to the newly formed GBGS pool along with 56031, 032, 037 & 311, was hauled from Leicester Depot to Longport as 0M70 on Friday (13th July) with 66781 doing the honours. 56090 & 56094 appeared on the 6M32 Lindsey Oil Refinery – Preston Docks […]

  • Tuesday 10/07/18: Latest News

    Tuesday 10th July 2018 Following a couple of unsuccessful attempts, the first number of class 56s purchased by GBRf were finally moved from Leicester LIP to the EMD facility at Longport on Friday morning (6th July). 66769 was deployed to undertake the movement, which ran as 0M70 conveying 56031, 56032, 56037 & 56311. These four […]

  • GBRf Grid move – Take two, again!

    Thursday 6th July 2018. A schedule has, once again, been inputted onto the system for the movement of the first batch of class 56s from Leicester to Longport tomorrow: http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R00050/2018/07/06/advanced