The Class 56 Group

GBRf four day tour to take ‘grid’ to Fort William – single day tickets available

GBRf 2018 – “Out of the Ordinary” FULL PLAN

Details have been released for the upcoming four day tour, GB Railfreight’s 2018 trip “Out of the Ordinary”.
Tickets go on sale on good Friday.

Rumours were that anyone wanting to join the class 56 portion of the trip would have to pay for the whole four day tour but this appears to have been incorrect.

First, watch this video before reading on… !

Individual Day Tickets:

For Day One, Two, Three and Four the fare per person will be £80 standard class, £120 first class.
For Day N (the overnight) the fare per person will be £65 standard class, £105 first class.

A guaranteed table for two supplement will be available in first class for £10 per person per day. (Day N is considered a seperate day for the purposes of this).

Whole Tour Tickets:

Standard Class – £320
Standard Class PLUS – £370
First Class – £480
First Class PLUS – £530

Details of the 56 hauled portion are as follows:

– Saturday 22/09/18

Day Three is an early start from Motherwell heading into Mossend Reception lines where some remarshalling of locomotives will take place. On departure from Mossend a Class 56 (kindly supplied by Colas Rail) will be leading, with a single Class 73/1 tucked behind and operating in tandem where appropriate. We will pick up at Dalmuir then head down the West Highland Line to Fort William where we expect to arrive late morning for a break of around 1 hour.

The return from Fort William will feature the Class 56 working solo, back up the West Highland Line, through Glasgow, round the Hamilton circle and back into Mossend. A brief pause here to re-attach the second Class 73/1 to the rear, and then with the Class 56 still leading we head via Cumbernauld, Falkirk and the Forth Bridge to Rosyth Down Loop. Here we’ll reverse and the two 73/1s will then lead us over the Forth Bridge and into Edinburgh Waverley. At Edinburgh we will replace the Class 56 with an electric locomotive and head back to Glasgow Central via Linlithgow, Cumbernauld, Coatbridge and Stepps – rare routes for AC locomotives.