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Inside UK Rail Leasing's Leicester depot

UK Rail Leasing 56098 was named Lost Boys 68-88 at Leicester depot on January 15. The '56' was one of three operational UKRL examples at the depot, while locomotives owned by other companies were also stabled at the facility. RICHARD CLINNICK presents a selection of images from a tour of the site.

  • For more on the naming and what is happening at UKRL, read RAIL 793, published on February 3.
UK Rail Leasing 56007, 56016, 56060 and 56065 stand at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK. UK Rail Leasing 56007, 56016, 56060 and 56065 stand at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Stored UK Rail Leasing 56007 at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK. Stored UK Rail Leasing 56007 at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK.
UKRL 37905 (left), 56081 and the Class 56 Group's 56006 stand at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK. UKRL 37905 (left), 56081 and the Class 56 Group's 56006 stand at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Stored UK Rail Leasing 56031 at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK. Stored UK Rail Leasing 56031 at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Stored UK Rail Leasing 56065 at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK. Stored UK Rail Leasing 56065 at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK.
UK Rail Leasing 56104 stands next to fuel tanks at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK. UK Rail Leasing 56104 stands next to fuel tanks at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Europhoenix 37800 undergoes overhaul inside Leicester depot on January 15. It will return to the main line in the first quarter of 2016, and will be hired to Rail Operations Group, joining 37884. RICHARD CLINNICK. Europhoenix 37800 undergoes overhaul inside Leicester depot on January 15. It will return to the main line in the first quarter of 2016, and will be hired to Rail Operations Group, joining 37884. RICHARD CLINNICK.
86235 stands in the winter sun at Leicester on January 15. It is to be overhauled before a decision is made on its future, although it is likely to be exported. RICHARD CLINNICK. 86235 stands in the winter sun at Leicester on January 15. It is to be overhauled before a decision is made on its future, although it is likely to be exported. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Owned by Electric Traction Limited, Mk 3 Generator Van 96371, stands inside Leicester depot on January 15. It is being returned to operational condition with a view to ETL using it on hire contracts. RICHARD CLINNICK. Owned by Electric Traction Limited, Mk 3 Generator Van 96371, stands inside Leicester depot on January 15. It is being returned to operational condition with a view to ETL using it on hire contracts. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Preserved 58016, owned by the Class 58 Locomotive Group, stands at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK. Preserved 58016, owned by the Class 58 Locomotive Group, stands at Leicester on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK.
UK Rail Leasing 37905 (left) and Europhoenix 37884 (right) stand at the Leicester depot fuelling point on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK. UK Rail Leasing 37905 (left) and Europhoenix 37884 (right) stand at the Leicester depot fuelling point on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK.
Members of the Lost Boys driving community stand with 56098 following the naming on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK. Members of the Lost Boys driving community stand with 56098 following the naming on January 15. RICHARD CLINNICK.