Monday 30/04/18

A quick snapshot of TOPS from this evening shows that Colas Rail’s 56090, which hasn’t worked on the UK mainline since 2003, has been reinstated to the active COFS pool. The loco is currently situated at Nottingham Eastcroft and has been subject to a heavy overhaul along with 56049 & 56051. All three are expected to re-enter front line service this year.

56049  COLS  NOTTM CMD   NOTTM CMD    F                 D
56051  COLS  NOTTM CMD   NOTTM CMD    1                 D
56078  COFS  BRNTBYSDG  BRNTBYSDG    F                 X
56087  COFS  BASFDHALL    BASFDHALL     C                 N
56090  COFS  NOTTM CMD   NOTTM CMD    F                 D
56094  COFS  GMOUTH OT   GMOUTH OT    7                 N
56096  COFS  RUGBY OLE    700Z562330   F    DONC CHS     N
56105  COFS  BASFORD H    BASFDHALL                        N
56113  COFS  BRNTBYSDG   BRNTBYSDG    F                N

56096 made a welcome return for the class to Worksop on Sunday night, when it hauled Mobile Maintenance Train 5 from Worksop Reception Sidings to Rugby District Electric Depot as 6U81. The loco then returned to Doncaster Carriage Holding Sidings this morning as 0Z56.

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