railway news

April 2021

03 September 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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Number
Detail

Caledonian Sleeper

73967

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Craigentinny TMD

Colas Rail

37610

Currently undergoing maintenance work at Barrow Hill

Colas Rail

66850

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

Colas Rail

70806

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

Colas Rail / Rail Operations Group

37611

This loco has transferred across to Colas Rail from Rail Operations Group on a short term lease to make up a shortfall in loco's available for test train duties

Crewe Heritage Centre

43018

This ex GWR power car is now sporting the classic Intercity 125 Blue & Yellow livery after a repaint at Crewe Heritage Centre

Crewe Heritage Centre

87035

This loco is currently undergoing a repaint from BR Blue into the Virgin Trains Red & Black livery that was a regular sight on the WCML in the late 90s and into the new millenium

DB Cargo

66006

Completed it's period of maintenance work at Toton TMD and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66060

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

DB Cargo

66105

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and has resumed active duties

DB Cargo

66111

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

DB Cargo

66113

Awaiting maintenance at Arpley Sidings, Warrington

DB Cargo

66119 / 66167

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

90020

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

Direct Rail Services

37038

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66122

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

Direct Rail Services

66305

Awaiting maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68002

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

Direct Rail Services (DRS)

66091

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

Freightliner

59201

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

Freightliner

66508 / 66562

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Ipswich L.I.P and have now resumed normal workings

Freightliner

66512

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Leeds FLT and has returned to service

Freightliner

66513 / 66539

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall and have now returned to service

Freightliner

66522 / 66531

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

Freightliner

66523

This loco has now transferred from Lawley Street FLT to Crewe Basford Hall to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

66538

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66549

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66550

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66563

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66570

Currently sat at Leeds FLT having suffered a failure and now requiring attention

Freightliner

66591

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66594

Following it's transfer from Southampton to Leeds FLT earlier this week, this loco has now moved across to Leeds Midland Road to await further maintenance

Freightliner

66606

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70001

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

Freightliner

70006

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70016

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90004 / 90007

Both are awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90008 / 90012 / 90042 / 90045

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

Freightliner

90041

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

47727

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

GB Railfreight

47749

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

GB Railfreight

66721 / 66777

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66770

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66793

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Down Decoy and has now resumed normal duties

GB Railfreight

66795

After a recent failure at Peak Forest, this loco is now undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

92010

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

Great Western Railway

769936

Transferred from Nemesis Rail at Burton to Wolverton Works to undergo further maintenance following conversion from a Class 319

Rail Operations Group

57303

This loco has now transferred from Eastleigh Works to Crewe Gresty Bridge to continue it's maintenance work. I believe that the loco has received a blue undercoat in preparation for it to be transformed into ROG livery

South Western Railway

442418

Carriage 77399 of this unit has now been transferred from Wolverton Works to Sims Metal in Newport where it will be scrapped

TransPennine Express

68033

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

Transport for Wales

67008

Currently awaiting maintenance work at Cardiff Canton TMD

West Midlands Railway

196006 / 196007 / 196011

These new WMR units have now transferred from Tyseley TMD to Bletchley TMD for a period of storage

West Midlands Railway

196009

Now transferred from the Telford Railfreight Terminal at Donnington to Tyseley TMD to undergo preperation work for mainline testing

West Midlands Railway

323214

Transferred from Soho Depot to Wabtec at Doncaster Works for maintenance

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