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Owners of diesel-electric class 56 locomotives 56006 and 56301
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MON 18/7 update including timings for Wenslaydale return convoy and times for EXPECTED class 56 hauled Scarborough Spa Express on 28/7.(Courtesy of RTT)

Current locations of all active class 56 locos
56006 MBDL AINDERBY AINDERBY F N -5H A (due to move today -timings below)
56303 HTLX CALVERT CALVERT 4 N 62H A (should work 10:55 to Willesden)
56087 COFS  TYNE YARD N 47H A
56113 COFS  TYNE YARD N 55H A
56302 COFS GMOUTH OT GMOUTH OT 7 N 42H A

 OZ30 08:20 TO LEICESTER LIP (SHOULD BE 66749+56006+31271)
Northallerton Wensleydale


0820

0820






Northallerton Rev Line

0825
0855
0825
0855






Northallerton [NTR]

pass
0900½
pass
0900

SL


2

Longlands Jn

pass
0901½
pass
0901






Thirsk [THI]

pass
0908½
pass
0908

SL




Pilmoor

pass
0914
pass
0913






Tollerton Jn

pass
0918½
pass
0918

SL

1


Skelton Bridge Jn.

0929½
0933½
0929
0933

SL




Skelton Jn. (York)

pass
0938½
pass
0938






York Yard South Jn

0942
0949
0942
0949

LSL




York Holgate Jcn

pass
0950
pass
0950






Colton North Jn

pass
0956
pass
0956

NNL




Colton Jn

pass
0957
pass
0957

NNL




Colton South Jn

pass
0958
pass
0957






Ulleskelf [ULL]

pass
1001
pass
1001






Church Fenton [CHF]
1
pass
1003½
pass
1003






Sherburn-in-Elmet [SIE]

pass
1007½
pass
1007






Sherburn Jn.

pass
1008
pass
1008






Milford Jn.

pass
1011½
pass
1011



2


Ferrybridge North Jn

pass
1019½
pass
1019




1

Knottingley West Jn

pass
1022½
pass
1022






Knottingley South Jn

pass
1024½
pass
1024






Norton Level Crossing

pass
1031½
pass
1031






Haywood Jn

pass
1034½
pass
1034






Shaftholme Jn

1038½
1055½
1038
1055






Arksey Loop

pass
1059
pass
1058






Donc. Marshgate Jn.

pass
1100½
pass
1100






Doncaster [DON]
2WG
1101½
1108½
1101
1102






St James Jn

pass
1110
pass
1103






Hexthorpe Jn

1112
1120
1105
1120






Conisbrough [CNS]

pass
1126
pass
1126






Mexborough [MEX]

pass
1130½
pass
1130






Kilnhurst Up Gds Loop

pass
1133
pass
1132






Thrybergh Jn

1134½
1146
1134
1146






Aldwarke Jn

pass
1149
pass
1149






Masborough Jn

pass
1154
pass
1154




1

Masbro S.S. Jn

pass
1156½
pass
1156






Canklow Loop

pass
1157½
pass
1157






Treeton Jn

pass
1200
pass
1200



2


Beighton Jn

pass
1206
pass
1205






Renishaw Park (Flhh)

pass
1211
pass
1210






Foxlow Jn

pass
1212½
pass
1211






Barrow Hill North Jn

pass
1214
pass
1213

SGL




Barrow Hill South Jn.

1216
1225
1215
1224






Tapton Jn

pass
1229
pass
1228

UBH




Chesterfield [CHD]
UBH
pass
1230
pass
1229






Chesterfield South Jn

pass
1231
pass
1230

EL




Hasland

pass
1232
pass
1231






Clay Cross North Jn

pass
1233
pass
1232


EL



Morton

pass
1237
pass
1236






Blackwell South Jn (Derbs)

pass
1239
pass
1238






Alfreton [ALF]

pass
1240
pass
1239




1

Ironville Junction

pass
1244
pass
1244

ML




Codnor Park Jn

pass
1244½
pass
1244






Langley Mill [LGM]

pass
1248
pass
1248



1


Ilkeston [ILN]

pass
1252
pass
1251






Ilkeston Junction

pass
1253
pass
1252






Trowell Jn

pass
1254
pass
1253



1


Stapleford & Sandiacre

pass
1257½
pass
1257






Toton Centre

1259
1301
1258
1259






Toton Jn.

pass
1304
pass
1302

HL
ML



Meadow Lane Jn

pass
1306
pass
1304






Trent South Jn [XTG]

pass
1308
pass
1306

GL




Ratcliffe Jn

pass
1310
pass
1308

SL
GL

6

East Midlands Parkway [EMD]

pass
1310½
pass
1308






Kegworth

pass
1314½
pass
1314






Loughborough North Jn

pass
1324
pass
1324






Loughborough [LBO]
USL
pass
1325
pass
1325

FL




Loughborough South Jn

pass
1325½
pass
1325






Barrow upon Soar [BWS]

pass
1328
pass
1328






Mountsorrel Sdgs

pass
1329
pass
1328






Sileby Jn

pass
1330
pass
1330






Sileby [SIL]

pass
1330½
pass
1330






Syston North Jn

pass
1332½
pass
1332






Syston South Jn

pass
1333
pass
1333






Syston [SYS]

pass
1333
pass
1333






Humberstone Rd Jn

pass
1336½
pass
1336






Leicester North Jn.

pass
1337
pass
1337






Leicester [LEI]
UDS
1338
1342
1338
1342


FL



Leicester L.I.P.

1345

1345

 
28/7 Scarborough Spa Express ( COLAS loco being used allegedly due to a number of Colas employees travelling on this train)
1Z21
Carnforth [CNF] 0818
Settle Jn pass 0858
Hellifield [HLD] 0903 0906
Skipton [SKI] 0921 0924
Keighley [KEI] 0937 0939
Shipley [SHY] 0950 0957
Dockfield Jn pass 0959
Apperley Jn pass 1003
Armley Junction pass 1009
Whitehall Jn 1011 1016
Leeds West Junction pass 1017
Leeds [LDS] 1019 1022
Neville H. West Jn pass 1025
Cross Gates [CRG] pass 1029
Micklefield [MIK] pass 1034
Church Fenton [CHF] pass 1038
Colton Jn pass 1044
York Loop (Holgate) 1052 1142


1Z23
York Loop (Holgate) 1822 1902
Colton Jn pass 1909
Colton South Jn pass 1910
Church Fenton [CHF] pass 1914
Micklefield [MIK] pass 1919
Cross Gates [CRG] pass 1925
Neville H. West Jn pass 1930
Leeds [LDS] 1936 1941
Leeds West Junction pass 1942
Whitehall Jn pass 1943
Armley Junction pass 1944
Apperley Jn pass 1950
Dockfield Jn pass 2000
Shipley [SHY] 2001 2003
Keighley [KEI] 2012 2015
Skipton [SKI] 2026 2029
Hellifield [HLD] 2043 2045
Settle Jn pass 2051
Carnforth [CNF] 2129

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Friday 15th July
56006 returned from the ELR gala on Tuesday and was off again yesterday . During the short time back at Leicester couple of issues were sorted.

56006 was then taken to the Wensleydale railway yesterday(14th July 2016).
Hauled by GBRF 66749 the convoy also contained 37905.
Both locos should work at various points over today and the weekend.

The days of the Colas 56 on the Boston steel could be drawing to a close if yesterdays working by 70810 is a sign of things to come.
Anyone making a special trip to view this working expecting a 56 to turn up is advised to check on wwrail on the link below

http://www.wwrail.net/t37503-wed-13-07-loco-lists-1730

Also of note is the fact that a Colas 56 looks likely to work the diesel leg of the Scarborough Spa Express on the 28th July . The diesel leg being Carnforth-York or Carnforth -York Holgate.
Please check West Coast Railway Companies website for times and fares.
 

Due to ongoing maintenance , 56301 will not be attending to the ELR gala this coming weekend.
The loco is operational but a couple of cylinders are passing oil quite heavily and it is considered an uanacceptable risk to send the loco in its current condition.

56098 will attend in place of 56301 .

56006 has passed its FTR exam and is being prepared for the convoy move which should take place tomorrow  5th July as
07:55 Leicester - Butterley (56098 + 56006)
11:10 Butterley-Heywood (arr 18:58) (56098+56006+31162+45108+46045)

In addition to the proposed visit to the ELR , 56006 could be attending the Wensleydale Gala (15th-17th July) and the Midland Railway Centre Gala (24th & 25th July) although no formal contracts are in place at this time.

ELR Gala 8th July to 10th July

We are pleased to announce that, subject to the usual disclaimers about locomotive availability, that 56301and 56006 are booked to appear at the above event.
56301 will take the convoy from Leicester and collect 45108 & 46045 from Butterley en route.

56301 & 56006 will make their first appearance together since becoming C56G locos  at the Gala and it is also hoped that double heading will be part of the roster.

Wed 15th June
A DCR 56 should run as 0Z56 19:56 Washwood Heath- Leicester (22:12) to work the following on Thursday 16th June:-
6Z34  09:58 Leicester - Shipley (16:37)

Presumably this means there will be  a scrap train to Cardiff Tidal sometime in the next week.

47739 worked 6E07 Washwood Heath - Boston Steel yesterday 14/6
and 56087 is at Doncater Up Decoy and 56302 + 60047 showing as stabled at Doncaster Marshgate.

56302 -WSR Gala this weekend.
Colas have confirmed that 56302 will arrive on Thursday 9th June in time for the West Somerset Railway to move it on to Minehead to stand on display on the turntable on Friday 10th June 2016. On Saturday 11th June the locomotive will come off the turntable ready to be positioned for the naming ceremony due to take place at 1pm. After the naming, 56302 is booked to work top and tail with 66757 on the 15.47 Minehead to Bishops Lydeard and the return 17.55 hrs service to Minehead. On Sunday 12th June 56302 is booked to work three trains starting with the 9.45 hrs Minehead to Bishops Lydeard , 11.55 Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and 13.45 Minehead to Bishops Lydeard.
 

Wednesday 20th April 2016
Due to the landslip affecting the route the loco convoy would need to use , the appearance of 56006 +56081+37905 at this weekends Mid Hants Gala has been cancelled.
Network Rail estimates give the date for completion of repairs as well after the Gala.
Look out here for more news on possible Gala appearances for our locos.

Friday 8th April 2016
56006 +56098 are now at the NVR.
37905 has dropped out of the NVR gala and as a result the full list of 56 workings is now:-

Today
 (Friday 8th )
56098 +31271 11:00 ex Wansford and return

Saturday 9th
56098               08:40 ex Wansford and return
56098+56006 11:22 ex Wansford and 12:10 return
56006               13:22 ex Wansford and 14:10 return

Sunday 10th
56006 dragging MKIII /41001 on 16:20 ex Wansford and 17:30 return

As usual some workings make a short trip through the tunnel and back before commencing the main trip to Peterborough

The C56G sales stand should be in attendance on Friday and Saturday so come on over and say hello.

Cheers
Keith  
 

Monday 4th April 2016

56006 has had the problem sorted which saw the loco bumped from the MNR convoy . Two keen C56G volunteers changed some of the defective battery cells over the weekend and the loco is now lined up to accompany 56098 and head for the Nene Valley Gala taking place this weekend.(9th & 10th)
56006 should get two runs on Saturday (one as a double header with 56098) and one trip out on the Sunday.

The class 56 sales stand should be in attendance Sat & Sunday so come along and say hello.

Keith
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