UKRL report 56301 is now sat down on the replacement set of bogies (with 56301s original traction motors refitted back under the loco)

One traction pad is reported defective and is being replaced and then the loco just needs traction motor cables and bellows reconnected and 56301 should be moving about under her own power for the first time in a long while.

Part of the original contract included a test run following the bogie/wheelset swap and we’ll try and give notice of this event if and when it comes to pass.

Hopefully once 56301 is available again we’ll see some interest which will get her back out on the mainline again.

56301 is seen up on the jacks during work to replace the worn wheelsets with a set from under 56007.

56301 is seen up on the jacks during work to replace the worn wheelsets with a set from under 56007.

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