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56098 & 56312 at Leicester Depot have recently had their Lostboys 68-88 and Jeremiah Dixon – Son of County Durham – Surveyor of the Mason-Dixon Line U.S.A. nameplates removed. This is prior to both these and several other Leicester-based 56s moving on to pastures new, following sale. It is speculated that they are bound for GB Railfreight (GBRf) but there have not been any official announcements as yet.
On Friday (20th April) 56113 ran light engine as 0Z56 1000 Nottingham Eastcroft – Doncaster Up Decoy, following routine maintenance. Thursday (19th) saw 56087 & 56105 handle the 6C47 1956 Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M. – Wrexham Exchange Junction engineers train, returning on Friday morning with 6C47 0620 Wrexham Exchange Junction – Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M.
56303 is located at Wembley Loco Holding Sidings, with seemingly no planned trips to Barrington lined up for this week.
Also a reminder that Great Central Railway (North)-based 56097 will be one of the visiting locos to the forthcoming Spring Diesel Festival at the Severn Valley Railway, which kicks off on 17th May. More details can be found here.
Mainline workings today and for later in the week are as follows:
56087 & 56105 (top and tail) 6C44 1954 Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M. – Llandudno Junction / Tuesday’s 6C44 0455 Llandudno Junction – Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M. & 6C45 1954 Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M. – Llandudno Junction / Wednesday’s 6C45 0455 Llandudno Junction – Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M.
56094 Tuesday’s 6R46 0640 Grangemouth Oil Terminal (Ineos) – Prestwick BP Oil / 6N47 1327 Prestwick BP Oil – Grangemouth Oil Terminal (Ineos). Also in the system to run on Friday.
56096 & 56302 0E34 0127 Barnetby Sidings – Lindsey Oil Refinery / 6M32 0313 Lindsey Oil Refinery – Preston Docks (Ribble Rail) / 6E32 0855 Preston Docks – Lindsey Oil Refinery / 0E33 1447 Lindsey Oil Refinery – Barnetby Sidings. Both locos should be on this job all week again.