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.


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


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)