The Class 56 Group

Month: November 2018

  • Latest news – 24/11/18

    Saturday 24/11/18 56312 to Peak Forest … More GBRf 56s to Longport? – Schedules have been inputted for a GBRf operated Leicester – Longport and also a Longport – Peak Forest movement this coming Monday (26th November), most likely conveying more class 56s to the EMD facility for re-engineering. The onward movement to Peak Forest […]

  • 56301 Peak Forest update

    56301 Peak Forest update

    Update 20/12/2018 56301 suffered a general fault this evening while the driver was changing ends to propel back into the quarry sidings. After running throught the fault diagnostic process UKRL were contacted and will attend site tomorrow morning to rectify the fault, which is suspected to be a sticking traction motor contactor UKRL’s response time […]

  • Latest news update

    Friday 16th November 2018 Colas ‘Grid’ visits CLC line: With the exception of test trains and MPVs during RHTT season, there is no booked freight along the CLC line from west of Trafford Park to Liverpool South Parkway, with the staple diet being units from Northern Rail and East Midlands Trains. Freight along this line […]

  • Few ‘Grid’ moves this coming week

    The Rail Operations Group should be collecting the stored GBRf class 56s and stock from Castle Donington EMDC on Tuesday (13/11), returning them to Leicester Depot. Timings: 0Z56 Leicester L.I.P. 0944 Leicester 0947-0952 Leicester North Jn. 0953 Syston South Jn 0958 Sileby Jn 1001 Loughborough 1005 Trent South Jn 1012 Sheet Stores Jn 1014 Castle […]