Friday 03/08/18

Latest Victa Rail / GBRf hire-in loco 56105 stands at Peak Forest alongside fellow hire-in 37716 on 28th July 2018. Photo copyright: Keith Bulmer.

Latest Victa Rail / GBRf hire-in shunt loco 56105 stands at Peak Forest alongside fellow hire-in 37716 on 28th July 2018. 56105 has recently replaced 56113 on such duties. Photo copyright: Keith Bulmer.

56006 – Following recent inspection at the East Lancashire Railway, it is now hoped to have 56006 available for traffic again at the end of August.

56049 – Repairs all completed, 56049 is expected to undertake it’s mainline test run this coming Monday (6th August), with a schedule in place for it to run from Nottingham Eastcroft to Crewe (via Stafford) and back. Timings are as follows:

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Nottingham Eastcroft 0930
Nottingham 0932
Mansfield Jn 0934
Beeston South Jn 0936
Trent East Jn 0940
Sheet Stores Jn 0942
Castle Donington 0948
Stenson Jn 0959
North Stafford Jn 1000
Clay Mills Jn 1003
Burton-on-Trent 1006
Wichnor Jn 1011
Tamworth 1017
Kingsbury Jn 1023
Water Orton 1027
Water Orton West Jn 1028
Park Lane Jn 1030
Ryecroft Jn 1052
Walsall 1054
Pleck Jn 1056
Darlaston Jn 1100
Portobello Jn 1103
Bushbury Jn 1106
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 1116
Stafford 1117
Stafford Doxey Junction 1118
Norton Bridge 1122
Madeley 1133
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 1140
Crewe 1143-1203
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 1207
Madeley 1212
Norton Bridge 1223
Stafford Doxey Junction 1228
Stafford 1229
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 1230
Bushbury Jn 1241
Portobello Jn 1246
Darlaston Jn 1249
Pleck Jn 1253
Walsall 1255
Ryecroft Jn 1257
Park Lane Jn 1317
Water Orton West Jn 1319
Water Orton 1320
Kingsbury Jn 1325
Tamworth 1330
Wichnor Jn 1337
Burton-on-Trent 1343
Clay Mills Jn 1345
North Stafford Jn 1348
Stenson Jn 1349
Castle Donington 1401
Sheet Stores Jn 1406
Trent East Jn 1408
Beeston South Jn 1414
Mansfield Jn 1416
Nottingham 1419
Nottingham Eastcroft 1423

Latest Victa Rail / GBRf hire-in loco 56105 stands at Peak Forest alongside fellow hire-in 37716 on 28th July 2018. 56105 has recently replaced 56113 on such duties. Photo copyright: Keith Bulmer.

Latest Victa Rail / GBRf hire-in shunt loco 56105 stands at Peak Forest alongside fellow hire-in 37716 on 28th July 2018. Photo copyright: Keith Bulmer.

Colas ‘Grids’ on Derby renewal trains – Two pairs of Colas class 56s (top and tail) are expected to work engineering trains between Doncaster and Derby St Mary’s Junction this coming weekend, in conjunction with the ongoing remodeling of Derby station and the surrounding area:

(Click on the head codes to view the full schedule for each train)

Saturday 04/08 – 6C73 0028 Doncaster Belmont Down Yard – St Mary’s Junction (arr 0200), 6C74 0939 Doncaster Belmont Down Yard – St Mary’s Junction (arr 1100), 6C73 1013 St Mary’s Junction – Doncaster Belmont Down Yard (arr 1136), 6C74 2020 St Mary’s Junction – Doncaster Belmont Down Yard (arr 2136), 6C75 2038 Doncaster Belmont Down Yard – St Mary’s Junction (arr 2200)

Sunday 05/08 – 6C75 0810 St Mary’s Junction – Doncaster Belmont Down Yard (arr 0936), 6C76 0853 Doncaster Belmont Down Yard – St Mary’s Junction (arr 1100), 6C76 2008 St Mary’s Junction – Doncaster Belmont Down Yard (arr 2127).

In addition to these, a single Colas 56 should be handling the 6C77 1555 Doncaster Belmont Down Yard – Spalding engineers train this Sunday afternoon, returning early on Monday morning as 6C77 again. Next week also sees rare visits to the Scarborough line for the class on rail discharge trains from Doncaster, with trips to both Seamer and Malton.

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