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Class 56 BRUSH/BR/RUSTON Co-Co diesel locomotives

The Class 56 Diesel-electric locomotives were built between 1976 and 1984 by Electroputere at Craiova, Romania (as sub-contractors for Brush), or BREL at Doncaster Works and Crewe Works. Class 56 have Ruston Paxman diesel engines and Brush electric traction motors. Class diesel electric locomotives have a maximum tractive effort of 61800 lbf (275 kN) and a maximum speed of 80 mph.

Class 56 diesel-electric locomotives featured: 56031, 56037, 56038, 56040, 56065, 56069, 56077, 56081, 56096, 56098, 56104, 56106, 56311 (56057)

My Archive Steam Photos from the 1960s

 

Class 56 311 (diesel locomotive 56311, was refurbished from 56057) in the non-standard grey and yellow livery (loco owned by  DCR, Devon & Cornwall Railway), standing in the sidings by York station

 

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Grey and yellow liveried BR Co-Co Class 56 56040 OYSTERMOUTH (56 040) was built by BREL at Doncaster in 1978 and carries the classic British rail logo.

 

Colas Rail Freight liveried Class 56 diesel-electric locomotive 56096 running light north through Carlisle station

 


Class 56 diesel locomotive and Leicester Diesel Depot (UK Rail Leasing)

UKRL UK Rail Leasing Ltd, Leicester depot

Class 56 diesel locomotives 56065 and 56038 "Pathfinder Tours 30 Years of Railtouring 1973-2003" in the livery of 'fertis' and two of the 15 Class 56 diesel locomotives purchased by UK Rail Leasing based at the old diesel depot just north-east of Leicester station. They are being refurbished for leasing to do heavy haul freight work with loads up to 2000 tonne. Prior to their arrival, these Class 56 diesel locomotives were operated on the Continent by Fertis for use on the construction of high speed lines in France before returning to the UK for yet another period of storage! (May 2015)

 

(above & below) This line of five Class 56 locomotives, from right to left are - 56065, 56038, 56031 "Merehead", 56069 "Wolverhampton Steel Terminal" and 56106

 

Passing the old Leicester diesel depot, now a servicing and stabling point, with its new compliment of Class 56 diesel locomotives (and two 37s) for lease from UK Rail leasing, with a East Midlands express train leaving Leicester with a London St Pancras to Sheffield.

 

Class 56 locomotive 56104 in British Rail Blue livery colour scheme at UK Rail Leasing Ltd, Leicester (April 2016).

 

Class 56 locomotive 56098 "Lost Boys 68-88" in British rail Blue and large British Rail logo at UK Rail Leasing Ltd, Leicester (April 2016).

 

Class 56 diesel 56077 with 'load haul' livery at UK Rail Leasing Ltd, Leicester (April 2016).

 

Class 56 diesel locomotive 56037 in ex EWS livery at UK Rail Leasing Ltd, Leicester (April 2016).


A Class 56 diesel locomotive on the Wensleydale Railway

UK Rail Leasing Class 56 diesel locomotive 56098 (56 098, built at Doncaster works in 1981) - Wensleydale Railway Diesel Gala (July 2015)

 

Class 56 diesel 56098 climbing up from Redmire and heading for Leyburn

 

Class 56 locomotive 56098 heading for Leyburn station - Wensleydale Railway Diesel Gala (July 2015)

 

Class 56 diesel 56081 revving up! (UK Rail Leasing yard, December 2016)

 

Class 56 diesel 56081 shunting around with four hopper wagons at Leicester between the station and the yard of UK rail Leasing.

 


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