The Class 56 Group

Category: Loco Sightings

  • Monday 10/09/18: Latest Mainline News

    Monday 10th September 2018 DCR ‘Grid’ on the move – 56103 has finally broken cover from Willesden today, being deployed to work a number of DC Rail route learners. It worked the 0Z23 0730 Willesden DC Rail Sidings – Ferme Park Reception Sidings, 0Z24 0829 Ferme Park RS – Cricklewood Up Goods Loop, 0Z25 0904 […]

  • Tuesday 04/09/18: Latest News

    Tuesday 4th September 2018 56103 – The repaint / vinyl of 56103 into the new DC Rail colours at Willesden is now reportedly complete. Colas Rail latest – 56090 & 56113 have now been replaced on the logs by 70817, their final appearance (for now) being Saturday’s 6V38 1309 Carlisle Yard – Chirk Kronospan after […]

  • Wednesday 29/08/18: Latest News

    Wednesday 29/08/18 (Updated 30/08) Another ‘Grid’ to EMDC – GBRf’s 56018 has been moved from Leicester LIP to the sidings at the East Midlands Distribution Centre (EMDC) in Castle Donington this afternoon, haulage being provided by Rail Operations Group using 37611. The Class 56 Group’s 56301 was also hauled ‘dead in train’ in the consist of […]

  • Thursday 23/08/18: Latest news

    Thursday 23/08/18 56103 – Spray painted, rather than vinyl wrapped as was first anticipated, the repaint of 56103 into DC Rail’s new corporate colours at Willesden is nearing completion. In a departure from the dark grey which was worn by former DC Rail fleet members 56311, 56312 and 31601, the new livery is primarily light grey / […]

  • Thursday 09/08/18: Latest News

    Thursday 9th August 2018 Fresh Paint – 56103 at Willesden ‘F’ Sidings is currently being prepared for a repaint into DC Rail’s dark grey livery, similar to that currently still worn by GBRf-owned 56311 / 56312 and the now preserved ex-DC Rail veteran 31601. The 56 has been deployed on their spoil trains between Willesden, […]

  • Tuesday 24/07/18: Latest News

    Tuesday 24th July 2018 56301 made its first foray onto the mainline (under its own power) for some time yesterday morning, running as 0Z26 1127 Leicester LIP – Knighton Junction with 56081 to collect 27059, returning as 0Z27 1258 Knighton Junction – Leicester LIP. The 27 had arrived at Knighton by road earlier this year […]

  • Latest news

    Friday 29th June 2018 Although the rearranged movement of GBRf class 56s from Leicester to Longport did once again not take place yesterday, 56009 (which is one of the sixteen sold to GBRf) was successfully moved away by road from Shackerstone (Battlefield Line Railway) to Longport, being sighted on the A50 heading westbound during the afternoon. […]

  • Latest news – added 20/05/18

    56301 arrived back at it’s home depot of Leicester on Wednesday evening, having been hauled from Tyseley by Garcia Hanson’s 50008. The move was operated by DC Rail and we thank them for their involvement in proceedings. Further news on 56301’s return to traffic will be made available as and when it is known. 56096 worked the […]

  • Tuesday 17/04/18 – Latest news

    Tuesday 17/04/18 Last updated at 11:30 Today’s mainline workings: 56078 6C88 0550 Sandy – Doncaster Belmont Down Yard (engineers) 56094 6R46 0640 Grangemouth Oil Terminal (Ineos) – Prestwick BP Oil / 6N47 1347 Prestwick BP Oil – Grangemouth Oil Terminal (Ineos) 56096 & 56302 0E34 0127 Barnetby Sidings – Lindsey Oil Refinery / 6M32 0313 Lindsey […]

  • Saturday 14/04/18 – News & Forthcoming workings

    Saturday 14/04/18 Last updated on Sunday 15/04 at 10:00 56078 6C87 2026 Doncaster Belmont Down Yard – Drax Branch Junction, then tomorrow (Sunday) 6C87 0820 Eggborough (Whitley Bridge Junction) – Doncaster Belmont Down Yard 56087 & 56105 (top and tail) 6X54 2242 Millerhill Yard – Perth South, then Monday 16/04 6X54 0500 Perth Down Loop […]