The Class 56 Group

Month: August 2018

  • Thursday 30/08/18: RHTT Grid

    Thursday 30/08/18 With the Rail Head Treatment Train season just around the corner, 56078 has been tasked to haul the first two Colas Rail sets from York Thrall Europa to Coleham (Shrewsbury) as 6Z56 tomorrow (Friday). Full timings can be found here: Note the unusual choice of routing…

  • Thursday 30/08/18: Update on 56303

    Thursday 30/08/18 Note: Yesterday’s news page has been updated, including clarification regarding the current situation with 56301. 56303 – Still at Wembley following damage sustained during an incident earlier in the year, the locomotive was inspected yesterday as a move to Eastleigh is being planned for complete assessment of its condition. It has, however, been […]

  • Wednesday 29/08/18: Latest News

    Wednesday 29/08/18 (Updated 30/08) Another ‘Grid’ to EMDC – GBRf’s 56018 has been moved from Leicester LIP to the sidings at the East Midlands Distribution Centre (EMDC) in Castle Donington this afternoon, haulage being provided by Rail Operations Group using 37611. The Class 56 Group’s 56301 was also hauled ‘dead in train’ in the consist of […]

  • Thursday 23/08/18: Latest news

    Thursday 23/08/18 56103 – Spray painted, rather than vinyl wrapped as was first anticipated, the repaint of 56103 into DC Rail’s new corporate colours at Willesden is nearing completion. In a departure from the dark grey which was worn by former DC Rail fleet members 56311, 56312 and 31601, the new livery is primarily light grey / […]

  • Thursday 09/08/18: Latest News

    Thursday 9th August 2018 Fresh Paint – 56103 at Willesden ‘F’ Sidings is currently being prepared for a repaint into DC Rail’s dark grey livery, similar to that currently still worn by GBRf-owned 56311 / 56312 and the now preserved ex-DC Rail veteran 31601. The 56 has been deployed on their spoil trains between Willesden, […]

  • Saturday 04/08/18: Fleet Status

    Saturday 04/08/18 Class 56 full fleet status as of this morning. Note that 56009 (at Longport) and 56128 (at CF Booths, Rotherham) are currently not registered on TOPS, so are therefore missing from this list. 56049  COFS  NOTTM CMD   NOTTM CMD    F                 D 56051  COLS  NOTTM CMD  […]

  • Friday 03/08/18: Latest News

    Friday 03/08/18 56006 – Following recent inspection at the East Lancashire Railway, it is now hoped to have 56006 available for traffic again at the end of August. 56049 – Repairs all completed, 56049 is expected to undertake it’s mainline test run this coming Monday (6th August), with a schedule in place for it to […]