Finally after many weeks of hard work by several members, we are happy to report that 56101, 56301 and 56302 should be headed for Barrow Hill depot this Wednesday. The Stratford 47 Group’s Class 47 No. 47580 (County of Essex) will be hauling the train and we are very grateful to them for agreeing to it’s use. Provisionally, we will depart from Dereham Yard at 10:00 with 56101 heading to Wymondham to run round, and then to Ely, Royston, Welwyn Garden City Up Yard to run round again before travelling down the ECML again to Hitchin Depot to collect 56301 and 56302. From Hitchin the convoy will travel direct to Barrow Hill. As soon as more detailed timings are available, we will publish them here so that members can be in with a chance of photoing the move.
For now, here’s a photo of 56301 last week. (Thanks to Alan Vacani for this).