The Class 56 Group

56006 first running day at the East Lancashire Railway – 2nd September 2017

56006 has been rostered to operate the diesel turn on September 2nd.

56006 is booked to operate the diesel part of the Blue timetable starting with a 0930 departure from Bury to Heywood and then operate several round trips between Heywood and Rawtenstall, finishing at Bury at 1644.

The steam loco operates the second diagram and gives an excuse (if needed) for a family day out on the steam train .

56006 is also  booked for a Footplate experience day on the 25th September which is the Monday following the Autumn diesel Gala. (23th/24th September) . 56006 should play a part in the gala but as she is now classed as a part of the the fleet the role may be reduced compared to the last gala when 56006 played a major role.