BR type 5 heavy freight locomotives with a Ruston-Paxman engine.
135 locos were built between 1976 and 1984:
56001 to 56030 by Electroputere of Romania
56031 to 56115 at Doncaster Works
56116 to 56135 at Crewe Works


Some locos were latterly renumbered into the 56/3 series.
The last regular usage by EWS was in 2004 with some locos exported to France for TGV extension construction.


A number are in service with smaller freight operators with others preserved.

56001

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56001

56003

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56003

56006

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56006

56010

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56010

56011

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56011

56016

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56016

56018

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56018

56022

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56022

56025

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56025

56031

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56031

56032

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56032

56035

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56035

56036

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56036

56038

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56038

56040

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56040

56041

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56041

56044

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56044

56047

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56047

56048

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56048

56051

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56051

56052

3 photos
56052

56054

3 photos
56054

56059

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56059

56060

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56060

56061

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56061

56062

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56062

56063

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56063

56064

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56064

56066

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56066

56068

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56068

56069

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56069

56073

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56073

56074

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56074

56075

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56075

56078

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56078

56080

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56080

56081

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56081

56087

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56087

56088

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56088

56090

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56090

56091

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56091

56092

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56092

56094

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56094

56098

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56098

56100

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56100

56101

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56101

56102

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56102

56105

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56105

56108

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56108

56111

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56111

56112

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56112

56113

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56113

56114

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56114

56115

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56115

56117

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56117

56118

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56118

56120

3 photos
56120

56123

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56123

56125

1 photos
56125

56127

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56127

56130

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56130

56131

3 photos
56131

56132

2 photos
56132

56135

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56135

Unidentified Class 56

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Unidentified Class 56