railway news

April 2021

11 October 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

Caledonian Sleeper

73968

Has now transferred from Craigentinny TMD to Doncaster Roberts Road to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Chiltern Railways

68010

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

Chiltern Railways

68011

Has now transferred from Wembley TMD to Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD to continue it's maintenance work

Colas Rail

70814

After it's recent failure at Warrington Bank Quay, this loco has now transferred from there to Crewe Basford Hall. Time will tell whether work will be carried out here or it will face onward transfer to Rugby or Nottingham Eastcroft

DB Cargo

60001

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60011

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

DB Cargo

60062

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66002 / 66087 / 66095

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

DB Cargo

66006

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at the Brentford Waste facility and has now resumed normal duties

DB Cargo

66039 / 66056

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66050

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66084

This loco has now transferred from Margam T.C, where it was previously awaiting maintenance, to Toton TMD where it is now undergoing exam/maintenance work

DB Cargo

66107

Currently awaiting maintenance at Westbury TMD

DB Cargo

66130

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

DB Cargo

66147 / 66181

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66149

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Hoo Junction Up Yard and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66168

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66199

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

DB Cargo

67005 / 67006

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD - a possible sign of the Royal Train making an appearance once again in the near future?!?

DB Cargo

90035

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92042

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

Direct Rail Services

37218

After being in storage since February 2021 and being out of action for much longer, this loco has finally completed it's maintenance work - including the theft of 37038's bogies - and has returned to mainline duties

Direct Rail Services

37402

Undergoing exam/maintenance at York Works

Direct Rail Services

37423

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

57003

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

Direct Rail Services

66432

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

Direct Rail Services

68004

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

Direct Rail Services

68007 / 68016

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88002

After it's recent failure, this loco is now undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

88007

Awaiting maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Freightliner

66418

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

Freightliner

66502

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

Freightliner

66513

Currently awaiting maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66518

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

Freightliner

66550

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

Freightliner

66550 / 66570

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

Freightliner

66563

Currently at Merehead TMD having suffered a failure and requiring attention

Freightliner

66587

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66623

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66953

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

Freightliner

70017

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

90004 / 90016

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

Freightliner

90009 / 90014

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90041

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

GB Railfreight

66702 / 66744 / 66759

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

GB Railfreight

66704

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

GB Railfreight

66717

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

66730

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Wellingborough Sidings

GB Railfreight

66739

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

GB Railfreight

66746 / 66777

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

GB Railfreight

66790

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at the Cemex facility in the Peak Forest and has resumed active duties

GB Railfreight

73136

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

GB Railfreight

73965

Recovered from it's recent failure at Tonbridge Yard and has now resumed normal service

Greater Anglia

720532 / 720578

Yet to see any mainline testing, these 2 units have now transferred back from Worksop Sidings to Derby Litchurch Lane

Locomotive Services Ltd

43049

This ex EMR HST power car has now appeared out of Neville Hill in it's brand new Intercity Swallow livery after a repaint from it's old EMT Blue, Red & Orange livery

Network Rail

153376

This ex EMR unit has now commenced mainline duties with Network Rail

Rail Operations Group

37601

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Rail Operations Group

37611

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

Railway Support Services

08580

This shunter has now transferred from Old Dalby to Garston Car Terminal where it will be utilised by Direct Rail Services who have now dispensed of the services of 66423 which had been a long standing 'super' shunter at the location

Railway Support Services

08730

Has now transferred from Whatley Quarry to an unknown location in the Aldershot area where it is being used for filming purposes

Southeastern Railway

465242 / 465248

Both of these units have now transferred from Gillingham EMUD to Worksop Sidings for storage

TransPennine Express

68034

Has now transferred from Crewe Gresty Bridge to Carlisle Kingmoor TMD to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Transport for Wales

67008

Currently awaiting maintenance work at Crewe Arriva Traincare

Transport for Wales

67010

Currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

Transport for Wales

67015

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Cardiff Canton TMD and has returned to duties

Transport for Wales

67025

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

West Midlands Railway

170516

Now transferred to Crewe Arriva Traincare for maintenance and a repaint into EMR Purple although it is likely to remain with WMR for the forseeable future

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