Wednesday 10th October 2018

56301 passes Toton on 9th October 2018, working the 0M56 1615 Leicester LIP - Peak Forest Cemex Sidings. Thanks to Anonymous for the image.

56301 passes Toton on 9th October 2018, working the 0M56 1615 Leicester LIP – Peak Forest Cemex Sidings. Thanks to Anonymous for the image.

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 into the adjacent holding sidings. The loco should be on site for at least two months.

56094 passes Muston (near Bottesford) on 9th October 2018, working the 3J89 0500 Stapleford & Sandiacre - Toton TMD Rail Head Treatment Train. 56090 was bringing up the rear. Although utilising Colas traction and drivers, this particular diagram is actually a DB Cargo working, with the motive power and crews merely hired in. Photo copyright: Ben Wheeler.

56094 passes Muston (near Bottesford) on 9th October 2018, working the 3J89 0500 Stapleford & Sandiacre – Toton TMD Rail Head Treatment Train. 56090 was bringing up the rear. Although utilising Colas traction and drivers, this particular diagram is actually a DB Cargo working, with the motive power and crews merely hired in. Photo copyright: Ben Wheeler.

More ‘Grids’ to Longport? – A schedule is in place for the movement of yet more GBRf class 56s from Leicester to EMD Longport tomorrow, for re-engineering. A GBRf class 66/7 from Bardon Hill should be undertaking the move, timings as follows:

Thursday 11/10.

0Z55
Bardon Hill 1208
Bagworth Jn 1216
Knighton Jn 1235-1244
Leicester South Jn. 1245
Leicester 1248
Leicester L.I.P. 1250

0Z56
Leicester L.I.P. 1325
Leicester 1328
Leicester South Jn. 1331
Wigston North Jn 1334
Croft 1340
Hinckley 1346
Nuneaton 1357
Nuneaton Midland Yard Jn 1359
Canal Farm Junction 1401
Amington Junction 1411
Lichfield North Jn (LL) 1423
Rugeley North Jn 1430
Colwich 1434
Milford And Brocton 1437
Stafford Trent Valley Jn 1444
Stafford 1445
Searchlight Lane Jn 1451
Madeley 1503
Crewe Basford Hall Jn 1510
Crewe 1513-1534
Crewe South Junction NSJ 1539
Barthomley Jn 1542
Alsager 1545
Kidsgrove 1550-1609
Bradwell Junction 1614
Longport Jn 1617-1617
Longport F.D. 1620

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