railway news

April 2021

20 May 2021

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Detail

Chiltern Railways

68011 / 68012

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Wembley TMD

Colas Rail

37057

After a lengthy period of maintenance work, this loco has now appeared out on test workings

Colas Rail

56049

Completed it's exam/maintenance between both Nottingham Eastcroft TMD and Toton TMD and has now returned to service

Colas Rail

56302

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD and has now resumed service

DB Cargo

66019

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66054 / 66095

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

DB Cargo

66068

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66080

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

DB Cargo

66105 / 66128 / 66158

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66136

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Millerhill Yard

DB Cargo

66150

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Acton Yard

DB Cargo

66187

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Mossend Yard and has now returned to service

DB Cargo

67006

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

67028

Having recently been reinstated to an active pool, this loco has now completed it's bout of maintenance work and is now ready to return to service

DB Cargo

90037

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

DB Cargo

92019 / 92042

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Dollands Moor and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

37423

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

37424 / 37425

Both of these have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

57304

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66126

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD and is now ready for a return to duties

Direct Rail Services

66303

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

Direct Rail Services

68005

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68007 / 68017

Both have completed their maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge and have returned to service. However, they are both heading to Carlisle Kingmoor TMD so further maintenance cannot be ruled out at this stage

Direct Rail Services

68008 / 68009

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Wembley TMD

Direct Rail Services

68016

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88001

Having commenced it's exam/maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD, this loco has now transferred north to Motherwell (DRS) TMD to continue it's maintenance work

Direct Rail Services

88002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

88008

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

East Midlands Railway

170511

This ex WMR unit has transferred from Derby Etches Park to Crewe Arriva Traincare for a repaint into EMR colours

East Midlands Railway

43102 / 43274

These 2 'celebrity' HST power cars have been transferred from Neville Hill to Nemesis Rail at Wetmore Sidings in Burton-Upon-Trent for storage having been stood down from duties last weekend. It is anticipated that 43102 will eventually be moved to the National Railway Museum to become a static exhibition whilst the future of 43274 remains unsolved

Freightliner

47830

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66503 / 66547

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

Freightliner

66516

Is currently at Stoke Gifford having suffered a failure recently

Freightliner

66519

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66531

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66549

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

Freightliner

66550

Awaiting maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66551

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Whitemoor Yard and has returned to service

Freightliner

66556 / 66589

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66561

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

Freightliner

66569

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road and has now resumed service

Freightliner

66617

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

Freightliner

66618

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

Freightliner

66951

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70001 / 70007 / 70019

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

Freightliner

70006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70015

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

Freightliner

90007 / 90014

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90013 / 90049

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road and are now ready for a return to service

GB Railfreight

47739

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

GB Railfreight

66708 / 66783

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66709 / 66738

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

GB Railfreight

66718 / 66732 / 66790

All have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Peterborough GBRf Depot and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66732 / 66781 / 66782

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

GB Railfreight

66750

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Yard

Great Northern / Gatwick Express

387202

This is unit number 3 from this fleet to transfer across from Gatwick Express to Great Northern to boost their fleet numbers

Greater Anglia

321408 / 321444

These 2 units have now been transferred from Clacton to Gascoigne Wood Sidings where they will be stored now no longer part of the GA fleet

Island Line (SWR)

484004

This unit has now made the journey from the mainland to Ryde on the Isle of Wight and to it's new home to join classmate 484001 over there. Delays to the project have slowed down the transportation of these converted tube trains to the IOW but hopefully this is a sign of things moving in the right direction

London North Eastern Railway

91106

This loco has returned to revenue earning duties for LNER after it's period in hibernation

London North Eastern Railway

91130

This is the latest of the fleet to return to the mainline, having conducted a working via Newcastle to turn it's set around in readiness for a return to passenger services

Rail Operations Group

37800

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

South Western Railway

5868 (Class 455)

Currently undergoing maintenance work at Wimbledon Depot

South Western Railway

701022

This unit has today been transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Eastleigh Works where it will be stored pending it's mainline test/fault free running workings

TransPennine Express

68034

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

West Midlands Railway

172102

Having recently transferred from Chiltern to WMR, this unit is now sporting WMR decals over it's Chiltern livery

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