Class 56

Originally built in Romania, though later built in the UK, the Class 56 Grid was built for the sole purpose of hauling coal on the UK’s Merry-go-round freight services. Today the 56s are indeed scarce but have seen a new lease of life with many private operators.

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Moving within the yard at Wansford is UK Rail Leasing Class 56, 56081.

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UK Rail Leasing Class 56, 56098 and an unidentified Classmate work a rake of First Great Western MkIII coaches from Kilmarnock to Laira through Sutton Park in the northern suburbs of Birmingham. (07/11/2015)