railway news

April 2021

22 October 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

Colas Rail

56090

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

Colas Rail

70816

This loco has now transferred from Rugby (Colas) TMD to Nottingham Eastcroft TMD to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Colne Valley Railway / East Midlands Railway

43082

This ex EMR HST power car has now been transferred, by road, from it's place of store at Long Marston to the Colne Valley Railway for preservation. It is believed that 2 more power cars are due to follow to the railway - suggesting two to be kept operational and one for parts - with them planning to run with the Mk3 coaching set they already own

Crewe Heritage Centre / Freightliner

86622

This loco has become the first of the stored Freightliner Class 86 locomotives to make a move from Basford Hall, making the short journey across to the Crewe Heritage Centre where it will be displayed. It is currently believed that this is a 'short-term' lease deal between the 2 organisations and so the loco's long term future still remains to be finalised

DB Cargo

66011

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66060

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

DB Cargo

66093

Having commenced exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Belmont Yard earlier this week, this loco has now transferred south to Toton TMD where it is currently awaiting further maintenance

DB Cargo

66137

This loco has now transferred from Rainham Steel Terminal to Toton TMD to await further maintenance

DB Cargo

66139 / 66140

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66181 / 66198

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

DB Cargo

66185

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Tees Yard and has resumed duties

Direct Rail Services

37402

Undergoing exam/maintenance at York Works

Direct Rail Services

37419

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Eastleigh Works and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

66434

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

Direct Rail Services

68003

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

Direct Rail Services

68005

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Motherwell (DRS) TMD

Direct Rail Services

88008

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

Freightliner

66418

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

Freightliner

66420

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66514

Currently awaiting maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66534

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66536 / 66553

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

Freightliner

66539

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

Freightliner

66548

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66550

Currently awaiting maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66561

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

Freightliner

66570

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

Freightliner

66615

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

Freightliner

70006

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

Freightliner

70010

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

Freightliner

70015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70019

Completed it's period of maintenance work at Leeds FLT and has now resumed service

Freightliner

70020

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

GB Railfreight

60002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tuebrook Sidings

GB Railfreight

60096

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

GB Railfreight

66751

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

66785

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Doncaster Roberts Road and has resumed active service

GB Railfreight

66787

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

73128

Currently at St. Leonard's Depot having suffered a recent failure

GB Railfreight

73201

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

73961

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

GB Railfreight

92028

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

Greater Anglia

720571

This unit has now entered revenue earning service with Greater Anglia

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

144011

This ex Northern Trains pacer unit is now wearing the classic WYPTE Red & Cream livery with "Metro" branding after a repaint from it's previous Northern Blue, Purple & Grey colours. The Red & Cream livery is one this unit wore in pre-privitisation days whilst working in the Yorkshire area and so the KWVR have taken it back to it's early days with this repaint

Locomotive Services Ltd

37667

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

London Transport Traction Group / Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway

483006

This ex London Underground 1938 Tube stock which went onto lead a fantastic life on the Island Line for SWR has now been transferred from the Isle of Wight to the UK mainland and on to the Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway where it will be hosted on behalf of it's new owners The London Transport Traction Group

Southeastern Railway

465240

Now transferred from Gillingham EMUD to Worksop Sidings for storage

Transport for Wales

67025

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

West Midlands Railway

196102

This unit has now commenced mainline testing in preparation for entry into revenue earning service

West Midlands Railway

730001

This unit has resurfaced after a period of hibernation at Oxley TMD and is now undertaking mainline testing in the Midlands area

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