The Class 56 Group

Loco Hire

Grid-Group-Bullet-YellowBoth of our locomotives are maintained to a very high standard. They are available both for spot hire or longer term lease for mainline freight services or a visit to your preserved railway/event due to their ease of use and high reliability


Spot Hire / Lease 56301 is maintained by UK Rail Leasing to mainline-standard with all appropriate certifications and has been used successfully by a number of national operators, including DCR , Rail Operations Group


Of course 56301 can also be used to take a convoy of preserved locos (including our own 56006) to and from events at rail connected preserved railways

To enquire about hiring 56301 for mainline use please contact UKRL on Tel: 01162 622783 or Email

Preserved Railways either 56006 in the ever popular corporate BR blue livery locomotive or 56301 in its unique ex Fastline livery would make a very welcome addition – and a splash of colour – on your preserved railway or in the line-up at your next Diesel Gala. 56006 is certified for being hauled on Network Rail

If you would like more information regarding 56006 appearing at a preserved railway please contact the C56G via the link