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Class 56 003
 
Class 56003 in Load Haul colours at the Nene Valley railway
 
Class 56003 in Load Haul colours at the Nene Valley railway in March 2007.
 
This class 56 number 56003 was purchased from Booths Scrapyard in 2004. It went to the MOD site at Ashchurch were it was returned to working order.
 
Short history of class 56s
 
The Class 56 diesel locomotive was designed for heavy freight work.  It is a Type 5 locomotive with a Co-Co wheel arrangement. It has a Ruston-Paxman power unit. The class 56 were introduced between 1976 and 1983.
 
The first 30 class 56s were built by in Romania, but many had to be withdrawn from service early because of poor construction standards.These Romania class 56s were numbered 56001-56030.
 
The next 105  class 56s locomotives were built by BREL at Doncaster Works numbered 56031 to 56115 and at its Crewe Works with the numbers 56116 to 56135.
 
Class 56003 to Class 56312
 
Class 56003 was renumbered in 2008 at Wansford as 56312 and painted in purple with green letters and full yellow ends round to the doors and named ARTEMIS. This class 56 was then put back back on the Main line with Hanson Traction Ltd now a subsidiarie of British American Railway Services (BARS).
 
Class 56312 was at Railfest in 2012 at York NRM  painted in grey with Railfest 2012 logos on its sides. It was at the Nene Valley Railways Diesel weekend in May 2012 also with these Railfest June 2012 logos on its sides. The Railfest logos have since been removed.
 
 
 
Next page at the March 2007 NVR  Diesel Gala
 

Nene Valley  Diesel Weekend in March 2007

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Class 56003 in Load Haul colours March 2007 this page

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Class 56098 at Wansford 3rd March 2007

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D 9520 at Wansford on 3rd March 2007

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Class 33065 and 31 271 at Wansford 3rd March 2007

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Class 56057 on shed at Wansford 3rd March 2007

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This part has 7 pages taken at the Nene Valleys during The Nene Valleys Diesel Weekend in March 2007
 
 
The Nene Valley Railway (2016) runs from Peterborough to Wansford railway station and then on to Yarwell junction. Wansford Station is on part of the old A1 at Stibbingson and is about 2 miles from the village of Wansford itself. The line is about 7 1/2 miles long. It now has the Fletton Branch which is about another mile and a bit.
 
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This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is a webe site on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, and signal boxes any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos ot heritage railways.

Today East Coast, Hull trains and Greater Anglia are just some of the names on the trains. The name on the train does not mean, thats whos train it is these days. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More