railway news

April 2021

14 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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Number
Detail

Avanti West Coast

221106

This Voyager is now in the AWC Green & Silver vinyls having previously sported the ex VTWC Red & Silver livery

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73967

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

Colas Rail

56049

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD

Colas Rail

56105

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

Colas Rail

66849

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

Colas Rail

70816

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Rugby (Colas) TMD

DB Cargo

66014

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

DB Cargo

66050

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66060

Has transferred from Toton TMD to Crewe Electric TMD where it is now undergoing exam/maintenance work

DB Cargo

66085

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

DB Cargo

66094

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

DB Cargo

66101

Completed it's maintenance work at Toton TMD and has resumed normal duties

DB Cargo

66102

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66103 / 66165

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

DB Cargo

66111

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66154

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Margam T.C. and has resumed duties

DB Cargo

67016

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

90034

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

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60046

Currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

Direct Rail Services

37425

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66301

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

Direct Rail Services

66302

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

Direct Rail Services

66421

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD and has resumed it's normal duties

Direct Rail Services

66426

Having begun it's current exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge, this loco has transferred across to Longport EMD where it is currently continuing it's maintenance

Direct Rail Services

66428

This loco has transferred from Mossend Yard to Motherwell (DRS) TMD to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Direct Rail Services

66430

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Longport EMD and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

68006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Midlands Railway / West Midlands Railway

170503 / 170534

Having previously been repainted into the EMR Purple colours before being loaned back to WMR, both of these units have now left the West Midlands to begin their new life in the East Midlands

Freightliner

59001

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Whatley Quarry and has resumed duties

Freightliner

66415

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66501 / 66563

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

Freightliner

66504

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66506

Completed it's exam/maintenance work between Ipswich L.I.P and Leeds FLT and has now returned to service

Freightliner

66514 / 66557

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66542

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66558 / 66589

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P and have returned to service

Freightliner

66571

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

Freightliner

66585

Having started exam/maintenance work at London Gateway, this loco has now transferred to Southampton Maritime FLT where it is currently awaiting maintenance

Freightliner

66617

Awaiting maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66956

This loco is now officially stored (DHLT) at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70003

This loco has transferred from Southampton Maritime FLT to Leeds Midland Road where it currently awaits maintenance

Freightliner

70014

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

Freightliner

70015

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

90012

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90041

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

GB Railfreight

66715 / 66736 / 66752 / 66768 / 66779 / 66784

All have completed their exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road and have resumed duties

GB Railfreight

66732

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66743 / 66746

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66762

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

GB Railfreight

73119

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Works

GB Railfreight

92006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

Greater Anglia

317662

This has become the final 317/6 to head off to scrap, this one making the move from Ely Papworth Sidings to Raxstar at Eastleigh yesterday

Greater Anglia

321439 / 321443

Both of these GA units have made the journey from Clacton to Gascoigne Wood Sidings for a period of storage

Harry Needle Railroad Company

08924

Has now transferred to Barrow Hill for what we presume to be a period of maintenance work

London North Eastern Railway

91119

This loco has made a return to the mainline today, undertaking a run via Newcastle to turn the set around

Private Owner

60050

This loco has now made the move from Leeming Bar on the Wensleydale Railway to Shires Removals & Storage at Kinsley in Yorkshire where it will remain in storage

RMS Locotec / Eastern Rail Services

08870

This shunter is now sporting the Intercity livery having previously been in a plain white livery and has now been transferred to Vauxhall Sidings at Great Yarmouth for use with Eastern Rail Services

Rail Operations Group

37608

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Rail Operations Group

57305

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Rail Operations Group

57310

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

Railway Support Servies

08703

This shunter is now sporting the GB Blue & Yellow livery having previously been in the EWS Red & Yellow colour scheme

South Western Railway

701007

This unit has been transferred from Eastleigh to the Alstom facility at Widnes, presumably for maintenance work

Transport for Wales

67008 / 67010

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Cardiff Canton TMD

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