railway news

April 2021

11 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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Operator
Number
Detail

Caledonian Sleeper

73967

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

Caledonian Sleeper

73971

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

Chiltern Railways

68012

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Colas Rail

66849

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Yard

Colas Rail

66850

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Shrewsbury Coleham TMD

Colas Rail

70807

After a recent failure in the Westbury area this loco has now transferred from Westbury TMD to Rugby (Colas) Depot where it is currently awaiting maintenance

DB Cargo

66020

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

DB Cargo

66027

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

DB Cargo

66065 / 66087

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

DB Cargo

66074

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66103

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

DB Cargo

66169

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66206

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66221

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

DB Cargo

90035

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rectory Junction

Direct Rail Services

57002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

57307

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge and is now ready to return to duty

Direct Rail Services

66424 / 66428

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

66426

After a recent failure at Mossend, this loco has now transferred to Carlisle Kingmoor TMD where it is currently undergoing maintenance work

Direct Rail Services

66433

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

Direct Rail Services

68002

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

Direct Rail Services

68018

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88004

Having begun maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD, this loco has now transferred north to Motherwell (DRS) TMD where it is continuing it's exam/maintenance work

Direct Rail Services

88005

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Mossend and is now back in service

East Midlands Railway

180109

This unit is now in the EMR Purple, White & Grey livery having previously been in the Hull Trains Blue colour scheme. This means that all 4 of the EMR Class 180 units are now in the livery of their new train operator

Freightliner

59101

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

59102

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

Freightliner

66416

Awaiting maintenance at Stoke Gifford

Freightliner

66508

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66511

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66520

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

Freightliner

66523

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66556

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

Freightliner

66599

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

Freightliner

66602

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

Freightliner

66604

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70004 / 70008

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70015

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

Freightliner

70020

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

Freightliner

86613 / 86632

As the winding down of the FLR Class 86 operations continues, I thought I would update on the current state of the last 2 standing - 86613 is now down to just 3 hours remaining before requiring an exam so won't be doing too much more and 86632 has 35 hours left but without a partner in crime, is unlikely to work another intermodal train and more likely to be used for route learning to wind it's hours down

Freightliner

90008

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

Freightliner

90044

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

66744 / 66788

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66766 / 66792

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

GB Railfreight

66769

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

GB Railfreight

69001 / 56031

The number 56031 has now been taken off the system as the conversion of this loco into the new 69001 is now complete

GB Railfreight

69002 / 56311

The number 56311 has now been taken off the system as the conversion of this loco into the new 69002 is now complete (or nearing completion)

GB Railfreight

92020

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

South Western Railway

442406

The movement of the 442s continues as this unit has been transferred from Eastleigh to Wolverton Works

South Western Railway

701021

Another of this fleet to be completed at Derby Litchurch Lane, this unit has now transferred to Worksop Sidings where it will remain pending test runs

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