The Class 56 Group

Future class 56 workings

Weekend Sat 24th June/ Sun 25th June

CORRECTION – Sunday 25th June  ( was Sat 24/6 – 56303 should work 4Z01 1332 Chaddesden-Lydney ( arr 1732) / pass Water Orton @ 1438/ Cheltenham 1635 & Gloucester 1647

A Colas loco should run 1655 from Barnetby to Doncaster Belmont (arr 1813) to assist with weekend engineering trains. (56078, 60047,60095 & 60096 are at Barnetby although 56078 should be sent out as the 60s are needed for next weeks oil trains from Lindsey and overunning engineering trains could leave them a 60 short- only my thoughs so who knows!)

There are two workings, and 56096 + 56105 are already at Doncaster so should work at least one train.

6C56 1949 Belmont- Skipton – returns Sun 25/6 as 0840 Skipton- Belmont (CURRENTLY EN ROUTE AND RUNNING 40 EARLY) then runs as 1200 Belmont back to Barnetby Sidings (arr 1321)

6C55 2200 to Goldthorpe – returns Sun 25/6 as 0755 from Thurnscoe. (CURRENTLY EN ROUTE BACK TO DONCASTER AND RUNNING APPROX IN BOOKED TIMES and due to arrive Doncaster 0958)

56094 at Shrewsbury is unknown although there are three FLHH engineering trains running from Basford Hall- Bronfield near Craven Arms, so it could be 56094 may be involved at some point over the weekend.


As usual the regular  Colas 56 hauled  Washwood Heath- Boston Docks steel coil trains are in the system.(

Generally one round trip per week day runs but there are two paths available.

0600 Washwood Heath – Boston and 1636 Boston – Washwood Heath

and/or 1450 Washwood Heath – Boston and 2346 Boston – Washwood Heath

The Grangemouth- Prestwick oil trains run as follows:-

Tues & Fri ONLY

0641 Grangemouth – Prestwick Oil Terminal (arr 1011)

1258 Prestwick Oil Terminal – Grangemouth (arr 1608) This train is booked to stand in Platform 3 at Ayr between 0932 / 0954.

This train was a regualr for 56302 for many weeks but increasingley Colas 60s and even 70802 (in the area for crew familiarisation ) seem to work this train.

As usual things can change , including cancellation or trains running upto three hours earlier than expected(especially when returning from an overnight engineering possession) so anyone making a special trip on the basis of any information given above is advised to be aware of this before setting off.