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railway news

April 2021

16 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.


East Midlands Railway

All remaining active power cars

The final few active HST power cars have now all been stood down from duties with EMR and will be going off lease and into storage at some point in the near future after their final workings yesterday

Ed Murray & Sons / Hunslet Engine Company

08401 / 08445 / 08615 / 08823 / 08873

These shunters have been acquired by Ed Murray & Sons, a shunter leasing company, from Hunslet Engine Company

Ed Murray & Sons / Wabtec Rail

08472 / 08571 / 08596 / 08669 / 08724 / 08853

These shunters have been acquired by Ed Murray & Sons, a shunter leasing company, from Wabtec Rail

Eversholt Rail / Alstom


This ex GA unit is now at Alstom in Widnes where it will undergo conversion to a Hydrogen powered unit as part of the "Breeze" project being undertaken by Eversholt Rail and Alstom. It is expected that these trains will be in service by 2024

Great Northern

All remaining active units

All of the remaining GN 365 fleet have officially been stood down from duties with the intention for them to go off lease and into store having worked their last passenger jobs for GN yesterday

Greater Anglia

321343 / 321423

These units are currently in warm store at Southend

Greater Anglia


This unit is currently at Crown Point TMD in Norwich having suffered a mechanical failure recently

Northern Trains

150005 (ex 150117) / 150223

This is the latest of the newly formed 3 car Class 150's for Northern. 150005 has been made up of both coaches from 150117 with coach 52223, from 150223, becoming the centre carriage. This does mean that unit 150223 has now lost both of it's carriages and therefore no longer exists as an active unit

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