railway news

April 2021

02 February 2021

Please note that the dates specified are the dates the detail was changed on this website and are not specifically when the event happened. The actual event stated in the detail section would have occurred between the date stated below and the previous site update date.

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Detail

Avanti West Coast

390123

This is now Pendolino number 3 to receive the full AWC Green & White vinyls throughout the unit having received it's transformation at Liverpool Edge Hill over the last few days

Caledonian Sleeper

73967

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

Colas Rail

66849

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Landore TMD

Colas Rail

70805

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Landore TMD

Colas Rail

70807

Currently at Westbury having suffered a failure and requiring some TLC

Colas Rail

70814

Completed it's maintenance work at Grangemouth and has returned to service

Colas Rail

70817

Having recently failed at Millerhill, this loco is today on transfer to the Colas depot at Rugby where it will undergo attention

DB Cargo

60011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

60044

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60066

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Toton TMD and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66013

Has now transferred from Bescot Yard to Toton TMD where it awaits maintenance

DB Cargo

66015 / 66065

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66040

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66060 / 66076 / 66092

All have completed their exam/maintenance at Toton TMD and have returned to service

DB Cargo

66079

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Arpley Sidings

DB Cargo

66088

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Hoo Junction Up Yard and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66097

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66106

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Toton TMD and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66131

Has now transferred from Peak Forest to Toton TMD where it awaits maintenance

DB Cargo

66144

Has now transferred from Toton TMD to Doncaster Down Decoy where it is now undergoing exam/maintenance

DB Cargo

66156

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Margam T.C. and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66199

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Hoo Junction Up Yard and has returned to service

DB Cargo

67013

Having previously been undergoing maintenance work at Crewe Electric, this loco has now been placed into store at the same location

DB Cargo

90039

Has now been reinstated to an active pool after being in store at Crewe Electric since 09/12/20. Now awaiting maintenance at the same location

DB Cargo

92019

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and has returned to service

DB Cargo

92036

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60028

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Toton TMD and has returned to service

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60029

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

Direct Rail Services

37401 / 37402

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

37424 / 37716

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

57309

After it's recent problems during a rescue mission, this loco is now undergoing maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66122

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66304

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66305

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66423

Awaiting maintenance at the Cemex terminal at Peak Forest

Direct Rail Services

66428 / 66434

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

66433

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68006

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Mossend and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

68007

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68009

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

88004

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services (DRS)

66091

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster West Yard

East Midlands Railway

170531

This is unit number 2 from this class to move across from WMR to EMR. This unit has now transferred direct from Nottingham Eastcroft to Crewe Arriva Traincare where it will undergo a transformation into EMR colours

Freightliner

59101

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

59205

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66420

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66501

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66504

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66512 / 66534

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Leeds FLT and have returned to service

Freightliner

66522

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Yard and has returned to service

Freightliner

66529

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Earles Sidings in the Hope Valley

Freightliner

66536

Completed it's maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road and has returned to service

Freightliner

66549

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall and has returned to service

Freightliner

66552 / 66556

Both are awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66558

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD and has returned to service

Freightliner

66564

Awaiting maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66570

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P and has returned to service

Freightliner

66571

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Ipswich L.I.P and has returned to service

Freightliner

66594

Completed it's maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall and has returned to service

Freightliner

66597

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66604

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Tunstead Sidings and has returned to service

Freightliner

66610

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road and has returned to service

Freightliner

66614

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall and has returned to service

Freightliner

66951

Has now transferred from Leeds FLT to Leeds Midland Road where it is undergoing exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

70002

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and has returned to service

Freightliner

70006 / 70008 / 70015

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90004 / 90013

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90006 / 90010 / 90045

All have completed their exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

60021

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

66702 / 66706 / 66758 / 66766

All are undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66704

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66725

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66740

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Iport

GB Railfreight

66755

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66765

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whitemoor

GB Railfreight

66779

Has now transferred from Birch Coppice to Longport EMD to continue it's exam/maintenance work

GB Railfreight

73109

Completed it's exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

73201

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

73961

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Tonbridge Yard and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

92014

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

92018

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

GB Railfreight

92028

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Craigentinny TMD and has returned to service

Great Western Railway

143603

A surprise visitor to Brownhills on the Chasewater Railway as this unit is currently stored there pending onward transit to it's life in preservation - believed to be with the Vale of Berkeley Railway

South Western Railway

701026

This is the latest of the new 701 fleet for SWR to be taken out of the box and it has today transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Worksop Sidings where it will remain pending test runs to ready it for service

Transport for Wales

142083 / 142075

These are the latest of the TfW pacer fleet to be transferred from Landore TMD to Sims Metals, Newport for scrapping :(

Transport for Wales

67017

Having previously been undergoing maintenance work at Crewe Electric, this loco has now been placed into store at the same location

West Coast Railway Company

47812

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P and has returned to service

West Midlands Railway

139001 / 139002

Both of these Parry People Mover units will be undergoing maintenance work for the next 2 weeks as the Stourbridge branch line is closed for Network Rail to conduct maintenance work on it. The line will re-open and these quirky little units will return to action on Monday 22nd February 2021

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