The Class 56 Group

Month: January 2020

  • 56301 -future up in the air

    56301 -future up in the air

    23rd February 2020. 56301 is now sat on its replacement bogies ( ex 56007) and awaits final reconnection of traction motor cables. The 6 traction motors were checked for their electrical insulation readings before they left Longport but we’re reading low when checked again at Leicester. The motors will undergo drying out and further insulation  […]

  • 56006 3 ROUND TRIPS TOMORROW SAT 18th January 2020.

    56006 ready for work. 56006 will be working top and tail with 47402 (D1501) tomorrow Saturday 18th January on the diesel turn . First run is 0915 from Bury to Heywood and locos will work 3 ROUND TRIPS. 56006 should be leading on Heywood – Rawtenstall legs.

  • 56006 B exam and running day 18th January 2020

    Our small but dedicated team of volunteers will be at Bury all next week and working on a number of jobs which form part of the planned maintenance work which comprises a B exam. Over the coming weeks and months these jobs will be addressed and 56006 will have received a B exam. We are […]

  • 56301 progress on bogie exchange

    Update 23rd Jan 2020 Bogies arrived at UKRL and 56301 is currently inside shed and worn bogies are disconnected in preparation for exchange which is to take place next week. 12th Jan 2020 GBRf have confirmed the donor bogies have finally been removed from 56007 at Longport and should be delivered to the wheel is […]