The Class 56 Group

Month: May 2019

  • Work at Bury for arrival of C56G storage container

    Preparations are underway for the arrival of a 20′ container. The location has been identified and we need to add more ballast to the right hand edge of the current ballast shoulder and then site upturned concrete sleepers . The ELR guys will use their telelifter to do the heavy lifting but we’ll need a […]

  • DCR 56091 lined up for ELR Gala appearance

    Freshly repainted into DCR livery ,the recently returned to traffic 56091 has been announced as a visitor to the ELR Diesel Gala in July. Details on other visiting locos are available on the ELR website.

  • DCR new flow-Carlisle VQ to Boston Sleaford sidings-17/5 empties stage at Chaddesden

    56091/56103 should work empry rake back to Chaddesden tomorrow (Fri 17/5) Departing Boston at 1351 and running via Nottingham , arriving Chaddesden at 1744. Locos then run light to Leicester at 1904 , arriving 2003.   DCR  56091 + 56103 should work upto Carlisle on Monday 13/5 with the empties from the initial runs of […]

  • Brief update – 6th May 2019

    56006 has several running days scheduled at the East Lancashire Railway . The loco is currently awaiting some electrical attention but it is envisaged the loco will be available for its first duty on the 31st May. This is a driver experience day and not available to the general public. 56006’s first true running day […]