31/5/17 – 56094 had stabled up at Cardiff Canton, and 56105 was working back to Crewe after overnight work at Stockport.
30/5/17 – The active 56s were located as follows:-
56078-Doncaster, 56087 ,56096 Whitemoor,56094 was working 4Z44 Gloucester NY -Pengam, 56105 Basford Hall, 56302 Grangemouth, 56303 Wolsingham, 56312 Wembley.
29/5/17 56113 took 50017 when on test. The repaired 56 ran from Washwood Heath to Stafford and back
28/5/17 56087 + 56096 worked back from Ely Dock Jcn to Whitemoor after overnight engineering works
27/5/17 56105 was stabbled in Basford Hall Yard and 56087 + 56096 worked a 2246 Whitemoor to Coldham with 10 autoballasters.
26/5/17 56087 with 56113 set off from Washwood Heath to Whitemoor but 56113 failed en route and was replaced by 56096 ( which had been on the Boston Steel earlier in the week ) which ran with 56087 to Whitemoor.
25/5/17 60002+ 70804 + 70807 + 56105 ran from Washwood Heath to Crewe Basford Hall Yard.
20/5/17 56303 ran from Chaddesden Sidings to Wolsingham as 4Z02 which conveyed a LORAM rail grinder.
56302 worked a Oxwelmains(Dunbar)- Seaham cement working and returned with 6S26 return. 56302 could work the same trip on Friday 19th May.( 0634 departure- arr 1057 then 1447 dep from Seaham arriving Oxwelmains at 1818.) (In the event the Friday trip didn’t run )
56094 has worked from Cardiff to Olnwyn on OF86 light engine runs for the last three days. easons for these runs is unknown at this time.
56096 run from WWH as 0Z40 to Doncaster.
11th May 2017
56303 + 4 box scrap/stone wagons worked 6Z16 Wembley – Eastleigh Arlington Works
56094 ran light WWH-Donnington then worked 4z56 Donnington – Pengam
56094+56113 ran as 1110 WWH – Nuneaton – WWH test run
56113 took 50017 + 50050 on 1210 WASHWOOD HEATH to Leicester . 50050 led 50017 + 56113 on the return trip back to Washwood Heath.
5th May 2017
DCRs 31452 should run light from WWH to Derby (0845 / arr 1008) and the crew bring 56303 back from Derby to Washwood Heath (DEP 1030 / ARR 138)
56303+50008 should then work 1215 WWH- York Holgate (arr 1512) then 1540 Holgate – Wolsingham on the Weardale Railway (arr 1740)
This is thought to be a test run for 50008.
4th May 2017
56096 was booked to work light engine from Washwood Heath to Swanage to take part in this weekends diesel gala.
After 70809 worked the Neath sand train 56078 & 56087 have today run back to Washwood Heath as 1100 0Z56 Cardiff Canton – WWH (arr booked for 1337)
3rd May 2017
70809 has worked 6Z44 Neath to Washwood Heath
2nd May 2017
56303 ran from Derby RTC to Thoresby Colliery Jcn departing Derby 1325
and came back at 1625 to Derby.
1st May 2017
56302 has swapped places with 56094.
56302 is at Doncaster and 56094 is back at Washwood Heath.
3rd May 2017
Following last weeks Sand workings from Neath to Stourton a further trip is planned for Wednesday 3rd May. 56087+56078 are still at Canton following last weeks run and the train loadings are the same ( 6Z44 at 2000 tonnes and 4Z45 at 600 tonnes ) so hopefully they will work on Wednesday which will run as
6Z44 0740 Neath Abbey Wharf – Washwood Heath (arr 1723) running via Cardiff (1001) , Newport (1030), looped at Pontrilas 1122 to 1302, Hereford (1323) , Sutton Br Jcn (1437/1452), Wolverhampton (1552) , Walsal(1610)
4Z45 2000 Washwood Heath- Pengam (arr 2258) running via Longbridge (2030) and Cheltenham (2114)
56303 and 56312 are still at Derby and Eastleigh Works respectively.