56301 stands outside the works at Tyseley on 16th May 2018, having been dragged out of the shed by 50008. Photo courtesy of Roger G Elliott, with thanks to WMT.

56301 stands outside the works at Tyseley on 16th May 2018, having been dragged out of the shed by 50008. Photo courtesy of Roger G Elliott, with thanks to WMT.

56301 arrived back at it’s home depot of Leicester on Wednesday evening, having been hauled from Tyseley by Garcia Hanson’s 50008. The move was operated by DC Rail and we thank them for their involvement in proceedings. Further news on 56301’s return to traffic will be made available as and when it is known.

56096 worked the 6C80 0740 Dore Station Junction – Toton North Yard engineers train this morning, conveying six JNA ‘falcon’ wagons of loaded scrap rail material. It had arrived at Dore with the empties from Doncaster Belmont last night.

In related news, Colas Rail have published an image on their Twitter feed of 56049 ‘Robin of Templecombe’ inside the depot at Nottingham Eastcroft on Friday receiving attention, prior to the locomotive’s return to mainline service later this Summer:

56303 has been out on route learning duties with DC Rail this week and should be working the Barrington spoil trip on Tuesday 22nd May, timings are as follows:

(Note: Locomotive runs light to Willesden on Monday as 0L01 1310 Wembley HS – Willesden DC Rail Sidings)

6L01
Willesden DC Rail Sidings 0424
Willesden No. 7 0428
Willesden Euroterminal 0433-0452
Willesden West London Jn 0457
Camden Jn 0505
Camden Road Jn 0512-0521
Camden Road Central Jn 0523
York Way North Jn 0532
Copenhagen Junction 0533
Holloway South Jn 0536
Finsbury Park 0539
Alexandra Palace 0550
Potters Bar 0601
Welwyn Garden City 0613
Woolmer Green Jn. 0618
Stevenage 0622
Hitchin 0627
Hitchin East Jn Signal K945 0630-0638
Letchworth Garden City 0641
Royston 0652
Foxton 0704-0707
Foxton Exchange Sidings 0712-0742
Barrington Run Round 0802-0822
Barrington Unloading Pad 0833

6M06
Barrington Unloading Pad 1123
Barrington Run Round 1133-1138
Foxton Exchange Sidings 1158-1229
Foxton 1234-1238
Royston 1250
Letchworth Garden City 1301
Hitchin 1304
Stevenage 1312
Langley Jn 1314
Hertford North 1336
Gordon Hill 1350
Alexandra Palace 1403
Finsbury Park 1410
Holloway South Jn 1412
Copenhagen Junction 1415
York Way North Jn 1417
Camden Road Central Jn 1420-1421
Camden Road Jn 1423
Camden Jn 1431
Willesden West London Jn 1436
Harlesden Jn 1439
Willesden Railnet Reception 1441
Wembley Yard South Jn 1445
Wembley EFOC 1450-1520
Wembley Yard South Jn 1526
Willesden No. 7 1530-1535
Willesden DC Rail Sidings 1543

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