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railway news

April 2021

18 April 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.


Avanti West Coast


This Voyager is now sporting the AWC Green vinyls having previously been in the ex VTWC red colours

Avanti West Coast

221105 / 221116

These 2 Voyagers have snuck past us and have now been out for a couple of weeks in their new AWC Green and Silver livery

Avanti West Coast


Another Pendolino goes full colour as this is the latest of the fleet to receive the AWC vinyl's throughout the train

East Midlands Railway / West Midlands Railway


This unit has now transferred across from Tyseley TMD to Crewe Arriva Traincare for a repaint into EMR colours. Time will tell as to whether this unit stays in the East Midlands after it's repaint or whether it returns back to WMR for a short period of time the same as 170503

Severn Valley Railway


This Class 17 shunter, the only surviving example of the fleet, has received a new livery of BR Blue at Kidderminster TMD having previously been in BR Green

Southern Railway


Slightly late with this as I think it happened a couple of weeks back but this unit has been repaired follwoing a fire in November 2020 and is now back in service

West Coast Railway Company

47812 / 47813 / 47815 / 47848

These ex ROG loco's have been de-branded at Derby RTC and are today heading north to their new home at Carnforth for WCRC

West Midlands Railway


Number 1 of the new Class 196 fleet is now in the UK and has been transferred to the Telford International Railfreight Terminal at Donnington in Shropshire. It will remain in store here until it enters a period of testing

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