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British Rail class 56 diesel locomotive 56094
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No: 5769   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: BREL   Country: England
British Rail class 56 diesel locomotive 56094

Photo of the class 56 EWS heavy freight diesel locomotive pulling a freight train of what seems to be either coal or ore. EWS stands for English, Welsh and Scottish Railway Ltd, when created in the 1990s as a result of the break-up of British Rail it was the largest British rail freight company.

135 of the class 56 Co-Co diesel locomotives were built between 1976 and 1984, this one built by BREL at Doncaster Works (England). It produces 3,250 hp (2,420 kW), weighs 125t and as a top speed of 80 mph (129 km/h). Some of these locomotives are still in service and at least three have been preserved.

Photo thanks to Graham Doughty.
Picture added on 09 February 2009
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The train is eastbound through Barnetby in Lincolnshire. The train has originated Immingham Dock and is imported Polish coal probably on route to the Scunthorpe steel works. A great place to watch and photograph trains.

Added by Steve Lee on 04 November 2011.
This picture looks really good and I love all the merry go round wagons on the loco. Reminds me of a big long snake crawling down the track


Added by Jane Parry on 19 February 2015.
Only one thing spoils the scene Polish Coal!

Added by Jak Jaye on 20 February 2015.
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