railway news

April 2021

21 July 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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Chiltern Railways

168329

This unit has returned to the mainline today following it's conversion to a battery/diesel hybrid powered unit, for a press run. It has also received a new blue livery with "HybridFLEX" branding as well as "Celebrating 25 Years" branding to celebrate Chiltern Railways 25 Year Anniversary. The unit is expected to return back to revenue earning service some time in September

Colas Rail

70802

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Yard

Colas Rail

70805

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD

Colas Rail

70811

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

DB Cargo

60007

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66007

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66041

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

DB Cargo

66053

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66060

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at the Peak Forest Cemex facility

DB Cargo

66066

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Mossend Down Yard

DB Cargo

66086

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tees Yard

DB Cargo

66109 / 66110 / 66113 / 66150

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66112

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Immingham TMD

DB Cargo

66185

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

DB Cargo

67016

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

DB Cargo

90024

Currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92042

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

Direct Rail Services

57002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66430 / 66434

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

Direct Rail Services

68006

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

Direct Rail Services

88004

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88007

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Sellafield British Nuclear and has now returned to active duties

Freightliner

59102

Currently at Merehead TMD having suffered a failure and requiring attention

Freightliner

59103

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

59104

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

Freightliner

66503

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

Freightliner

66505 / 66571

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66518 / 66548

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

Freightliner

66519

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66522

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

Freightliner

66541

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

Freightliner

66547

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Lawley Street FLT and has returned to service

Freightliner

66587

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

Freightliner

66602

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

Freightliner

66618 / 66620

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Earles Sidings and have now resumed service

Freightliner

66619

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66951

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

Freightliner

70001

Currently at Hardendale Quarry having suffered a recent failure and now requiring attention

Freightliner

70004 / 70016

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70006

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70007

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

Freightliner

90045

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

Freightliner

90046

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

60047

Currently at Tyne Dock having suffered a failure and now needing some attention

GB Railfreight

66736 / 66756 / 66779

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

GB Railfreight

66768

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66777

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

GB Railfreight

69001

Now transferred from Longport EMD to Tonbridge Yard where it will be used for driver training and testing runs

GB Railfreight

73119

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

73201

Completed it's exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

73965

Following it's recent failure, this loco is currently awaiting maintenance at Tonbridge

GB Railfreight

92038 / 92044

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Wembley TMD and have resumed normal duties

GB Railfreight

92043

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

Great Northern / Gatwick Express

387207 / 387208 / 387209

These 3 units have now transferred across from Gatwick Express to Great Northern

Great Western Railway / Great Northern

387201 / 387202 / 387203 / 387204 / 387205 / 387206

Despite the fact that these units only moved to Great Northern from Gatwick Express in May, they have all now transferred across from Hornsey to West Ealing EMUD to be now used by Great Western Railway

Locomotive Services Ltd

90001

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

London Overground

317891

This unit has now transferred from Ely Papworth Sidings to Sims Metal at Newport Docks where it will be scrapped

Private Owner

144002

This ex Northern Pacer has now been transferred to a primary school in the North East where it will be converted into a library

Rail Operations Group

37611

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

Railway Support Services

08703

This shunter has now completed it's maintenance work at Wishaw and has been transferred to Willesden TMD

South Western Railway

701024

This unit is now complete and remains at Derby Litchurch Lane pending the commencement of testing

South Western Railway

701033

Build now complete and transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Worksop Sidings for storage pending mainline testing

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