The Class 56 Group

Month: March 2019

  • 56090 set to appear at this weekends Ribble Railway Gala – Saturday ONLY

    Colas should be providing 56090 to work trains on Saturday only. Saturday Visiting Engine: Colas 56090 10:30 Progress and NS663 out. NS663 return. (Demonstration Freight) 11:20 D9539 and 56090 out and return. 12:00 D9539 and 56090 out and return. 12:50 D2595 out. Progress and D2595 return. 13:50 D2595,Stanlow No.4 and 56090 out and return. 14:40 […]

  • Livery query – appeal for information

    Livery query – appeal for information

    Always on the look out for rare class 56 images on ebay this picture was spotted recently. Taken at Worksop in 1983 it is interesting because the electrification warning flash is located in a central position on the horn grille rather than the more normal 2 flashes one on either side of the cab front. […]

  • Appeal for volunteers to work on 56006 at Bury

    Due to the delays to publication of Gridiron , many members will be unaware of the regular working parties taking place on the last Sunday of each month. As a result we’ve only had two or three people attending and progress is slow. With the next scheduled work for 56006 being late June ( but […]

  • 56301 expected back from Peak Forest under cover of darkness

    Update on 12th March As expected a path has been entered into the railway system for the 40mph transfer of 56301 back from Peak Forest to Leicester UKRL. Departure is 23:57 on Wednesday 13th March and arrival is 03:44 the morning of Thursday 14th March. Not that anyone other than those whose work nightshift or […]

  • 56081 on test Mon 3rd March 2019

    56081 should go out on test from Leicester UKRL to Doncaster Decoy GBRF. Departure is 0852 from Leicester and 56098 plus 47727 should go along too. 56081 is being prepared to take over from 56301 at Peak Forest