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Introduced in 1977 the Class 56 was probably the first diesel locomotive on BR designed only for heavy freight work, and had no way to heat coaching stock. Powerful at 3,250 bhp.
The first thirty locomotives (Nos.56001-56030) were built by Electroputere in Romania, 56031 to 56115 and 116 to 135 by BREL Crewe. Many have been scrapped and a few work in Hungary, however a number of been refurbished and 5 are owned by conservation companies.
Information from http://www.class56group.co.uk/ and http://www.railuk.info/index.php
More than 40 years of photographs!
560xx on Easidispose refuse @ Harpenden Central June 1980 � Paul Bartlett w56001 @ Ripple Lane Open Day 87-10-17 � Paul Bartlett w56006 on MGR hoppers @ Walton Old Junction 85-08-19 � Paul Bartlett w56032 Sir de Morgannwg County of South Glamorgan @ Llanwern BSC 94-04-15 � Paul Bartlett [1w]56032 Sir de Morgannwg County of South Glamorgan @ Llanwern BSC 94-04-15 � Paul Bartlett [2w]56032 Sir de Morgannwg County of South Glamorgan @ Llanwern BSC 94-04-15 � Paul Bartlett [3w]56033   56075 on Engineers train @ Wakefield St. John 81-06-28 � Paul Bartlett [1w]56033   56075 on Engineers train @ Wakefield St. John 81-06-28 � Paul Bartlett [2w]56034 Castell Ogwr Ogmore Castle @ Scunthorpe 94-10-22 � Paul Bartlett w56035 @ Hoo Junction 91-06-31 � Paul Bartlett w56036 @ Toton 78-09-17 � Paul Bartlett w56038 on HAA MGR hopper wagons @ Newport Docks 80-09-09 � Paul Bartlett w56039 on Tarmac PGA hoppers   HST @ Wellingborough 83-07-30 � Paul Bartlett w56039 on Tarmac PGA hoppers @ Wellingborough 83-07-30 � Paul Bartlett [2w]56039 on Tarmac PGA hoppers @ Wellingborough 83-07-30 � Paul Bartlett [3w]56040 Oystermouth on BBA @ Margham 86-04-27 � Paul Bartlett w56040 Oystermouth on Murco Petroleum @ Bristol East Depot 85-04-12 � Paul Bartlett w56045 @ Derby Loco works open day 78-08-05 5 � Paul Bartlett [1w]56045 @ Derby Loco works open day 78-08-05 5 � Paul Bartlett [2w]56045 British Steel Shelton @ Tees Yard Thornaby 98-07-19 � Paul Bartlett w

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