The Class 56 Group

56006 status report – 26th June 2022

56006 remains unavailable and will not be performing at next weekends ELR Diesel Gala.

The overhaul of the top part of the electrical cubicle is ongoing and attendance by our small team of regular volunteers has been affected to greater or lesser degrees by Day jobs, family, Covid, TPE & RMT strikes.

As a result the work to complete the overhaul is taking longer than envisaged.

As members will know the small team we have can only progress work on the loco at a certain rate. An appeal for volunteers from the general membership has so far failed to generate any new volunteers.

Our AGM is held in July (details elsewhere on this site) and we look forward to hearing the views of our membership.