The Class 56 Group

Month: September 2018

  • Monday 10/09/18: Latest Mainline News

    Monday 10th September 2018 DCR ‘Grid’ on the move – 56103 has finally broken cover from Willesden today, being deployed to work a number of DC Rail route learners. It worked the 0Z23 0730 Willesden DC Rail Sidings – Ferme Park Reception Sidings, 0Z24 0829 Ferme Park RS – Cricklewood Up Goods Loop, 0Z25 0904 […]

  • Announcement: 56006 AVAILABLE for East Lancs Autumn Gala (22nd/23rd September)

    Sunday 9th September The Class 56 Group can happily report that 56006 successfully completed its test run today and will be added to the roster for the upcoming diesel gala at the East Lancashire Railway. On Thursday (6th September), the loco had its repairs completed and passed a fitness to run (FTR) examination prior to undergoing testing, […]

  • Tuesday 04/09/18: Latest News

    Tuesday 4th September 2018 56103 – The repaint / vinyl of 56103 into the new DC Rail colours at Willesden is now reportedly complete. Colas Rail latest – 56090 & 56113 have now been replaced on the logs by 70817, their final appearance (for now) being Saturday’s 6V38 1309 Carlisle Yard – Chirk Kronospan after […]

  • Book Review: Class 56 Locomotives

    Our esteemed chairman Keith Bulmer has reviewed the new, excellent Class 56 Locomotives book by John Dedman, Steve Clark and Mark Finch: The authors kindly sent me a copy of this newly published, 96 page A5 format softback book. With typically four informatively captioned colour pictures per two page spread, the scope of the book manages […]