The Class 56 Group

Knottingley Open Day 28th October 2017

56303 ran light from Wembley to appear at this event which was held to raise funds for charity.

Approximately 100 persons were allowed to visit the site and the organisers had 56303, 60015, 66082 and a class 67 on display.

Unfortunately an enquiry to have 56006 attend was only made a week before the event, so it wasn’t possible. 56301 nearly accompanied 56303 (mainly to avoid splitting the often temperamental multi-working connections) but had to stay behind as there were weekend trips to and from Willesden to load up the train for Mondays working.

Photo courtesy of Gareth Yates.