railway news

April 2021

20 December 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

AC Locomotive Group

89001

Good news for the "Badger" fans out there as it has today been confirmed that Locomotive Services Ltd have struck an agreement to operate this loco on the mainline for the next 5 years. The agreement also includes support from LSL to the AC Locomotive Group with the ongoing maintenance work being undertaken on the loco

Chiltern Railways

68010

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

Colas Rail

43277

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Colas Rail

56096

This loco has now transferred from Doncaster Roberts Road to Nottingham Eastcroft to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Colas Rail

70813

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Yard

DB Cargo

60019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60020

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

DB Cargo

60024

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Wood Yard

DB Cargo

60074

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66001 / 66021 / 66034 / 66066 / 66096 / 66099

All are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66039

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Dollands Moor and has now returned to service

DB Cargo

66075 / 66088 / 66095 / 66098

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

DB Cargo

66105 / 66164

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66117

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

DB Cargo

66121 / 66136

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

DB Cargo

66156

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66171

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

DB Cargo

66176

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Arpley Sidings and has resumed duties

DB Cargo

67016

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

92042

Has now transferred from Crewe Electric TMD to Wembley TMD to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60055

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

Direct Rail Services

37059

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

37419

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

57309

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

Direct Rail Services

66301

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66427

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66431

Currently sat at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD having suffered a recent failure and now needing maintenance

Direct Rail Services

68006

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

Direct Rail Services

88005

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

Direct Rail Services

88007

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

88008

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

Direct Rail Services

88010

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Midlands Railway

156919

This unit has today transferred to Wolverton Works, presumably to undergo repaint and mod work in prep for a transfer to Northern Trains

Freightliner

59004

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66418

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66419

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66510

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Banbury Reservoir Sidings and has now returned to service

Freightliner

66512

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

Freightliner

66514

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

Freightliner

66517

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66526

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66531 / 66533 / 66546 / 66571

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

Freightliner

66540

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Whatley Quarry and has returned to service

Freightliner

66550 / 66585

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

Freightliner

66557

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and has resumed active duties

Freightliner

66587

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66593

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at East Usk Yard and has returned to service

Freightliner

66605

This loco has now transferred from West Thurrock Sidings to Leeds Midland Road to continue to await maintenance

Freightliner

66610

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Stoke Gifford

Freightliner

66616

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at East Usk Yard

Freightliner

66617

Awaiting maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66618

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

Freightliner

66951

Completed it's maintenance work at Whatley Quarry and has returned to service

Freightliner

70001

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70002

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

Freightliner

70007

Has now transferred from Southampton Maritime FLT to Leeds Midland Road where it is currently undergoing exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

70011

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

Freightliner

70014

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70015

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

Freightliner

70016

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

Freightliner

90013

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90016 / 90042

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

Freightliner

90045

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

60002 / 60047

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Tyne Dock

GB Railfreight

60021 / 60076

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Tuebrook Sidings and have now returned to service

GB Railfreight

66708 / 66713 / 66727 / 66730 / 66735 / 66736 / 66742 / 66771 / 66773 / 66774 / 66778

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

GB Railfreight

66709 / 66782 / 66790

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

GB Railfreight

66718 / 66768

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

66726

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Peterborough (GBRf) Depot and has now returned to service

GB Railfreight

66731

Has now transferred from Doncaster Roberts Road to Peterborough GBRf Depot to continue it's exam/maintenance work

GB Railfreight

66734

Having arrived into the UK recently, this loco is currently undergoing maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road has part of the process to bring it up to UK specifications having previously operated in mainland Europe

GB Railfreight

66762

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Bardon Hill

GB Railfreight

66764

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

GB Railfreight

66784

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

GB Railfreight

73134

Has now been transferred from Brush Traction at Loughborough Works to Worksop Sidings for ongoing storage as part of the removals prior to closure of the Brush site

Northern Trains

156412

After it's recent transfer from EMR to Northern, it is now confirmed that this unit is now sporting the Northern White & Blue livery after it's brief stint in the EMR Purple livery

Porterbrook Leasing

321448

In a slightly surprising twist, this unit has now turned up at CF Booth, Rotherham having previously been earmarked as the demonstrator unit for the Class 600 "Breeze" project. It's future remains unknown but not much escapes the Booth's scrapyard and so things are looking bleak for this unit

Rail Operations Group

37510

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Rail Operations Group

57312

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Southeastern Railway

707005 / 707006

Both of these units are now sporting the SE Blue livery with the "City Beam" branding after a repaint from their previous SWT Red, Orange & Blue livery

TransPennine Express

68034

Completed it's exam/maintenance work on the wheel lathe at Longsight and has now returned to service

Transport for Wales

67010

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Cardiff Canton TMD

West Midlands Railway

730001

This unit has today transferred from Oxley TMD to Old Dalby

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