railway news

April 2021

02 May 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

221108

Now in at Central Rivers receiving the AWC vinyls

Avanti West Coast

390137

Currently undergoing the 'repaint' into the AWC Green & White livery

Avanti West Coast

390155

This Pendolino has been renamed "Railway Benefit Fund" as part of the Railway Family Week celebrations. The RBF is a charity that offers help to railway employees and their families

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

37403

Following it's return to the Bo'ness in August 2020 after it's hire to DRS came to an end, this loco has undergone maintenance work and has, in the last week, received a new power unit as part of the ongoing maintenance work

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73969

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73971

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

Chiltern Railways

168329

This unit has undergone a conversion by Gemini Rail to become a hybrid unit capable of both diesel and electric operation. It has now been transferred to Wirksworth on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway where it will undergo test workings

Chiltern Railways

68013

Having begun maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD, this loco has now transferred north to Carlisle Kingmoor TMD where it is currently awaiting further maintenance

Chiltern Railways / West Midlands Railway

172101 / 172103

Both of these units have now transferred to Ilford EMUD for modifications to their couplers to allow for a transfer to West Midlands Railway

Colas Rail

70812

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD and has returned to service

Colas Rail

70813

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

Cross Country

170619 (ex 170519)

This unit has now returned to Tyseley TMD having received an extra carriage (carriage 56631 from ex 170631) and has now been renumbered 170619

DB Cargo

60011

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

DB Cargo

60015

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60019 / 60062

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

DB Cargo

60074 / 60100

Both have now completed their respective bouts of maintenance work at Toton TMD and have returned to service

DB Cargo

66013 / 66030 / 66080

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

DB Cargo

66014 / 66024 / 66076 / 66082

All are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66018 / 66039 / 66075

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

DB Cargo

66023

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66035 / 66056

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

DB Cargo

66065 / 66077 / 66092

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66068

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tees Yard

DB Cargo

66090

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peak Forest

DB Cargo

66094

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66103 / 66114 / 66147 / 66156 / 66161 / 66165

All are awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66111

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66112

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66120

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

DB Cargo

66124 / 66199

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66127

Having begun maintenance work at Mossend, this loco has now transferred to Toton TMD where it currently awaits further maintenance work

DB Cargo

66139 / 66151

Both have completed their bout of maintenance work at Toton TMD and have returned to service

DB Cargo

67005

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

67016

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

67021 / 67024

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

DB Cargo

90024

Has now been reinstated to an active pool having been in store at Crewe Electric TMD since 09/04/21

DB Cargo

90026

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

DB Cargo

90034

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

DB Cargo

92019 / 92036

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD and have now returned to Dollands Moor to await it's next duties

DB Cargo

92041 / 92042

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Dollands Moor

Direct Rail Services

37059

Has taken over the duties of shunter at the Garston Car Terminal from 37069

Direct Rail Services

37069 / 37402

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

57002

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

Direct Rail Services

57304

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD and has returned to Rugby to resume it's "Thunderbird" duties for AWC

Direct Rail Services

66031

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66091

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

Direct Rail Services

66303

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

Direct Rail Services

68002

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

Direct Rail Services

68007

Completed it's exam/maintenance work between Crewe Diesel TMD and Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD and has now returned to service

Direct Rail Services

68008

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

Direct Rail Services

88003

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

Direct Rail Services

88004

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

Direct Rail Services

88010

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Freightliner

47830

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Crewe Diesel TMD and has now returned to base at Crewe Basford Hall where it awaits it's next duties

Freightliner

59203

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

Freightliner

59206

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66501 / 66570 / 66590

All are undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66503

Currently awaiting maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66504 / 66510 / 66534

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66505

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

Freightliner

66513 / 66529

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66514

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66537

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

Freightliner

66544

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

Freightliner

66545 / 66593

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road and have returned to service

Freightliner

66557

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66560

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

Freightliner

66602

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Leeds FLT and has returned to service

Freightliner

66605

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

Freightliner

66622

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

Freightliner

66952

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

Freightliner

70002 / 70003

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70014

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70015

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

Freightliner

70016

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

90003

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90011 / 90012

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

60047

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

60076

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Liverpool Biomass Terminal and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66717 / 66738

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Peterborough GBRf Depot and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66719

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

GB Railfreight

66720

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66722 / 66731 / 66751 / 66756 / 66767

All have now completed their exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66754 / 66760

Having been used to ferry film stars around the NYMR over recent weeks, these loco's have now returned to the more mundane railway life having been transferred by road to York Works and back onto mainline rails

GB Railfreight

66786

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

GB Railfreight

66794

Has now returned to Longport EMD from Doncaster Roberts Road having had it's Beacon Rail Blue livery removed. Will remain in it's undercoat until space in a paint shop, presumably at Eastleigh, becomes available

GB Railfreight

73119 / 73128 / 73962

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

73963

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

92006

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

Great Western Railway

769925

This unit has now completed it's conversion from 319425 at Brush Traction at Loughborough and has now transferred to Nemesis Rail in Burton on Trent for storage

Great Western Railway

769927

This unit has now been moved to Loughborough for it to undergo it's conversion from 319427

Greater Anglia

317649 / 317660 / 317668

All of these ex GA units have now been transferred from Ely Papworth Sidings to Sims Metal at Newport Docks where they will be scrapped

Greater Anglia

317669

Has now been transferred from Ely Papworth Sidings to Raxstar at Eastleigh for scrapping

Greater Anglia

321361 / 321362

The latest of the class 321 fleet to face their final journey's, these units have now been transferred from Clacton to Sims Metal at Newport Docks where they will be disposed of

Rail Operations Group

37800

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

Rail Operations Group

57310

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

ScotRail

43030

This HST power car has been returned to Haymarket from Glasgow Works following repairs after the Stonehaven derailment

ScotRail

43140

The other power car to be involved in the Stonehaven derailment in August 2020, this one was beyond repair and will be scrapped at Glasgow Works

South Western Railway

701019

This unit is now complete and is currently at Derby Litchurch Lane pending transfer for mainline testing

South Western Railway

701028 / 701029

Both of these units are now complete and have transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Eastleigh Works for store pending the start of testing

South Western Railway

701509

This unit is now complete and has transferred from the production line at Derby Litchurch Lane Works to Worksop Sidings where it will be stored until testing commences

TransPennine Express

68034

Has now completed it's maintenance work on the wheel lathe at Longsight and has returned to service

Transport for Wales

153906 / 153926

Both of these units are now at Landore TMD where they will undergo a modification process including the adding of PRM toilets

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