railway news

April 2021

22 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.

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Number
Detail

Chiltern Railways

68014

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

Colas Rail

70812

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD

DB Cargo

60011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

60062

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66006

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Arpley Sidings and has returned to duties

DB Cargo

66013 / 66030

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66035

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66044

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

DB Cargo

66131

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

DB Cargo

66183

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Mossend and is now ready for a return to service

DB Cargo

66194

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

90039

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Electric TMD

Direct Rail Services

37419

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

Direct Rail Services

66303

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68002

Having suffered a recent failure, this loco has now transferred from York Parcels Sidings to Carlisle Kingmoor TMD where it is undergoing exam/maintenance

Direct Rail Services

68008

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

88002 / 88003

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88005

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

Freightliner

66513 / 66589

Both have completed their maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road and have returned to service

Freightliner

59103

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

Freightliner

59201

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

Freightliner

59203

Has now transferred from Whatley Quarry to Merehead TMD to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

66505

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66524

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66537

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66540 / 66551 / 66596

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

Freightliner

66544

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Millerhill Yard

Freightliner

66545 / 66593

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66546 / 66569

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall and have returned to active status

Freightliner

66547

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

Freightliner

66602

Having been undergoing maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT, this loco has now transferred north to Leeds FLT where it currently awaits further maintenance

Freightliner

66618

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Earles Sidings and has returned to service

Freightliner

66622

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66952

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Millerhill Yard

Freightliner

66953

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

Freightliner

66956

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

Freightliner

70006

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

Freightliner

70015

Having suffered a failure recently, this loco is now undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70020

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

GB Railfreight

60047

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

60076

Undergoing exam/maintenance at the Liverpool Biomass Terminal

GB Railfreight

60096

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

GB Railfreight

66707

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Penyffordd Cement Sidings and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66717 / 66738

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66719

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Eastleigh Yard

GB Railfreight

66753

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Tuebrook Sidings and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66763

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66764

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66766

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Bardon Hill Quarry and has returned to duties

GB Railfreight

66786

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bescot TMD

GB Railfreight

92044

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

GB Railfreight

66731 / 66751

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

Great Northern

365530 / 365538

These units have now been transferred from Hornsey EMUD to Ely Papworth Sidings for storage

Great Western Railway

769949

This unit has now been fully converted from 319449 and has now been transferred to Nemesis Rail at Burton Upon Trent for storage

Railway Support Services

08632

This shunter has now been transferred from Derby RTC to Wishaw - presumably for maintenance to be undertaken

Railway Support Services

08663

This shunter has completed it's maintenance work at Wishaw and has now transferred across to Derby RTC

TransPennine Express

68026

Completed it's maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD and is now awaiting a return to duties with TPE

Transport for Wales

150251

This unit has now received an internal refurb and is now sporting the TfW Red, White & Grey livery having previously been in the ATW Blue livery (thanks to Trainspotter2004 on Train Siding for this gen)

Viva Rail

230002

This newly converted unit has received a new Orange & Grey 'Metro' livery and has been shipped across to the United States of America for Viva Rail to demonstrate this as a low cost rolling stock option for new passenger services (thanks to Trainspotter2004 on Train Siding for this gen)

West Midlands Railway

196111

This is the latest of the new fleet to arrive into the Midlands as it has today joined it's classmates at the Telford International Railfreight Terminal at Donnington in Shropshire

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