Wednesday 1 March 2023

Class 56 visit, Romsey, 1st March 2023


56113 0Z72 08:30 Westbury Down T.C. - Eastleigh Arlington (Zg)

56113 was new to traffic from Doncaster on 12th December 1982, and was withdrawn by EWS in March 2004 from Knottingley with defective fire protection equipment. In Fertis service from November 2005 to October 2006, then stored at Old Oak Common until removed to Crewe on 15th May 2009. Sold to EMR in December 2011, then to Colas in February 2012. Removed from Crewe to Washwood Heath on 1st March 2012. Tested to Willesden on 4th October 2013, then to Boston, and placed into normal operating service at the end of that month, initially from base at Westbury

56113 picked up 70802 from Eastleigh Works, and returned as 0Z98 10:30 Eastleigh - Romsey - Salisbury - Bescot.