After several months of frustrating work by our dedicated technical team, chasing down the electrical fault on 56006, we are hopefully at the point where we can resolve the fault and begin preparing 56006 for traffic in readiness for the East Lancashire Railway’s Autumn Diesel Gala on 22nd September.

The importance of 56006 making the gala cannot be stressed enough and as such we plan a one day working party on Saturday 11th August. Whilst most of the work will involve the electrical repair, there is plenty of scope for other work to be going on in the cabs and engine room.

We can’t handle vast numbers of volunteers due to limited space, so are keen to hear from any Class 56 Group members who are able to attend on the 11th. No training is necessary; if you can climb up into the cab and know how to clean or paint we’ll find a job for you. If you have more experience we’ll definitely find a job for you.

If anyone is interested please get in touch with the Chairman using the e-mail address on this page.

If you want to come along but are not currently a member please feel free to get in touch via the contact page on this site, or alternatively head over to our Facebook page and get in touch this way.

The C56G Technical Team.


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