The Class 56 Group are please to announce that an agreement has been made which will see 56 006 remain at the East Lancashire Railway following this weekends diesel gala. The locomotive will be available for use on the railway and will take part in future diesel galas and operating days. It is also expected 56006 will be used on the ELR driver experience days.
The C56G looks forward to working closely with the ELR team and providing long overdue opportunities for our members to not only travel behind 56006 but to start get involved in the maintenance , support and operation of the locomotive.
We’d like to say a big thankyou to our friends at UKRL who have helped the C56G restore 56006 to the condition she is in today.
We have some exiting new sales merchandise which will be on sale on our sales stand on the Saturday of the Gala. (If anyone is there on the Friday and wants anything please come and find me as I’ll have some stock in the boot of the car.)