The Class 56 Group

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  • 56128- update- Class 56 Group predicts the future!

    56128- update- Class 56 Group predicts the future!

    Sunday 8/9/19 By way of update , and demonstrating the truth of our post of almost a year ago, 56128 now resides at Longport and although initilally lined up as a standby in case any of the other 56’s dropped out of the program, it is understood the loco could now form part of the […]

  • 56049 Colas freight debut

    56049 finally made its return to mainline freight work yesterday, working the 6E32 08.55 Preston Docks (Ribble Rail) – Lindsey Oil Refinery empty Bitumen tanks. Colas Rail’s previous mainline returnee 56090 had handled the outward trip in a reverse view of the formation seen above. This was 049’s first outing on a revenue earning freight […]

  • Latest news – 24/11/18

    Saturday 24/11/18 56312 to Peak Forest … More GBRf 56s to Longport? – Schedules have been inputted for a GBRf operated Leicester – Longport and also a Longport – Peak Forest movement this coming Monday (26th November), most likely conveying more class 56s to the EMD facility for re-engineering. The onward movement to Peak Forest […]

  • 56301 Peak Forest update

    56301 Peak Forest update

    Update 20/12/2018 56301 suffered a general fault this evening while the driver was changing ends to propel back into the quarry sidings. After running throught the fault diagnostic process UKRL were contacted and will attend site tomorrow morning to rectify the fault, which is suspected to be a sticking traction motor contactor UKRL’s response time […]

  • Latest news update

    Friday 16th November 2018 Colas ‘Grid’ visits CLC line: With the exception of test trains and MPVs during RHTT season, there is no booked freight along the CLC line from west of Trafford Park to Liverpool South Parkway, with the staple diet being units from Northern Rail and East Midlands Trains. Freight along this line […]

  • 56301 on hire to GB Railfreight / VICTA Rail

    The Class 56 Group’s mainline registered locomotive, 56301, has started a period of hire to GB Railfreight/ VICTA Rail. The locomotive will be used at the CEMEX quarry site in Dove Holes, Derbyshire and duties will include preparing and loading trains ready for dispatch to locations such as Dallam, Attercliffe, Ripple Lane etc. The hire […]

  • Latest News: 56301 to Peak Forest, More 56s to Longport?

    Wednesday 10th October 2018 56301 heads north – 56301 made its way from Leicester to Peak Forest yesterday afternoon, in readiness for a spell on the Peak Forest shunting duty. This will involve the loco loading aggregate trains in the Dove Holes quarry and then drawing them into the exchange sidings, or propelling them back […]

  • 56103 visits Mid Norfolk Railway

    56103 made an unusual appearance for the class to the Breckland Line last Wednesday, when it worked the 6Z35 0824 Willesden DC Rail Sidings – Dereham (Mid Norfolk Railway), conveying the twelve PNA wagons previously used by DC Rail which have been sold by the wagon leasing company (VTG). The wagons are to be utilised […]

  • 56006 latest images and videos

    We will be using this page to post images and videos of 56006 taken during the weekend. If you have any you would like to share, please send them using the contact page on this website or get in touch through our Facebook page.

  • Mainline news round up

    Monday 24th September 2018 Above: 56113 stands at Fort William with GBRf’s 73107. Photo copyright: Jordan Kearney. Scottish Grid Action – 56113 made a rare visit for the class to the West Highland Line on Saturday 22nd, when it worked the 1Z30 Mossend Yard – Fort William & 1Z31 Fort William – Inverkeithing Goods Loop legs […]