Colas Class 56 No. 56049 Robin of Templecombe and hired in GBRf Class 56 No. 56098 depart from Hellifield on 12th January 2024 with the 12.52 Carlisle Yard - Chirk Kronospan loaded timber carriers. The train had been delayed 40 minutes at Hellifield while the crew attended to a problem with No. 56049. The delay had increased to 90 minutes by Clitheroe and the train failed completely at Whalley with No. 56049 suffering a loos of power blocking the line for the rest of the day. Eventually the train made it to Blackburn 557 minutes late where is was terminated awaiting a rescue the following day.
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