The Class 56 Group

C56G Container delivered to East Lancashire Railway

The group took delivery of a 20′ ex shipping container for use as an onsite  store and workshop.

This will greatly assist in looking after 56006 as we can transfer parts and tools required to be close by rather than off site or in a car boot.

The container was delivered by Lion Containers who I can thoroughly recommend for this type of purchase.

A further working party took place yesterday (Sat 30/11) and a start made on moving some of the items stored inside 56006. The loco was started and all systems checked and found to be operational. It is our plan to start the loco weekly to try and keep things warm and avoid the problems cased by damp and long periods out of use over the winter.

It is planned to se 56006 on a cople of diesel turns in Febrary, top and tailed with an ETH loco , to ensure the loco is fit and well for the Spring/Summer season