(Last updated at 17:00)
The group are pleased to report that after much delay, 56301 has finally been moved away by road from Bletchley Civil Engineers Sidings to Tyseley Depot, from where onward movement back to Leicester Depot can hopefully be facilitated.
Below are two excellent video clips of 56078 & 56113 working the Preston Docks tanks yesterday, kindly contributed by Gareth Yates.
Saturday 07/04/18 – Mainline workings as follows:
56078 & 56113 0C77 1005 Barnetby Sidings – Toton Up Sidings, then:
6C77 2300 Toton North Yard – Market Harborough (rail discharge train) http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/B18498/2018/04/07/advanced
Then tomorrow (Sunday), 6C77 0710 Kilby Bridge Junction – Toton North Yard http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/B18499/2018/04/08/advanced
56302 & 60056 6C52 2135 Doncaster Up Decoy – New England North Junction (Railvac plus support wagons) http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/B18364/2018/04/07/advanced
Then tomorrow (Sunday), 6C52 1400 Werrington Junction – Doncaster Belmont Down Yard http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/B18365/2018/04/08/advanced
56087 & 56105 are also engaged on engineering duties in Scotland this weekend, this afternoon reportedly located in a possession at Perth having arrived on a train from Millerhill Yard.
Friday 06/04/18 – Summary of mainline workings:
56078 & 56113 6M32 0313 Lindsey Oil Refinery – Preston Docks (Ribble Rail) / 6E32 0855 return, then light engine to Barnetby Sidings for stabling.
56094 6R46 0640 Grangemouth (Ineos) – Prestwick Oil Sidings / 6N47 1327 return.