The Class 56 Group

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  tests before they are finally reconnected.

Hopefully 56301 will be returned to traffic soon and updates will be posted here.



29th January 2020

56301 pictured today during bogie exchange at UKRL Leicester Depot ( photo courtesy of UKRL)