Colas Class 56s back in traffic
Two Colas Railfreight Class 56s have been reinstated, taking the fleet to five active locomotives.
Reinstated on August 16 were 56078 and 56105, which join 56087, 56113 and 56302 Peco The Railway Modeller 2016 40 Years in traffic.
Colas had removed most of its ‘56s’ from traffic while it awaited wheelsets. These have been delivered, and so more ‘56s’ are now expected to re-enter traffic.
Still stored are 56094 and 56096 (both used previously by Colas), while 56049/051/090 are also all stored having never been used by the operator.