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April 2021

23 February 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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125 Group

43044

This ex EMR power car has been secured by the 125 Group for a life in preservation. It currently remains at Neville Hill but a move will be in the offing in the near future. The plan for this power car is for it to receive an original Valenta engine when the group get their hands on it

Avanti West Coast

390047

This is the latest Pendolino to appear with the full AWC Green & White livery having previously been in the 'partial' livery on each driving car

Caledonian Sleeper

73969

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

Caledonian Sleeper

73970

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

Chiltern Railways

68012

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

Colas Rail

56051

After a lengthy period of maintenance work at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD, this loco is now ready for a return to service

Colas Rail

66848

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Shrewsbury Coleham TMD

Colas Rail

67023 / 67027

Both of these loco's are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

Colas Rail

70802

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD

Colas Rail

70806

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

DB Cargo

60001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60019

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

DB Cargo

60020

Having transferred from Immingham to Toton TMD, this loco is now awaiting maintenance work

DB Cargo

60044

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

DB Cargo

66003 / 66004 / 66061 / 66079

All are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66012 / 66034 / 66035

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

DB Cargo

66056 / 66085 / 66098

All are undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66101

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66139 / 66148

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66174

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

DB Cargo

67012

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tyne Yard

DB Cargo

67020

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

90035

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

DB Cargo

92011

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

Direct Rail Services

37401

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

57002

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

Direct Rail Services

68005

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

Direct Rail Services

68016

Awaiting maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Freightliner

08785

This Southampton based shunter has now been repainted into the Freightliner G&W Orange & Black livery having previously been in the more familiar Yellow & Green colour scheme

Freightliner

59001

After it's recent failure at Appleford (FLHH), this loco has now transferred from there to Merehead TMD where it is currently awaiting maintenance

Freightliner

59103

Having had a trip to Leeds Midland Road, presumably for use of the wheel lathe, this loco has returned to Whatley Quarry where it is currently awaiting further maintenance work

Freightliner

59204

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66420

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

Freightliner

66510 / 66539

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

Freightliner

66515

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

Freightliner

66529

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

Freightliner

66537

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

Freightliner

66553 / 66559

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66557

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66564

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

Freightliner

66591

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66620

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

Freightliner

70015

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

Freightliner

70016

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70017

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

90009 / 90014

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

Freightliner

90010 / 90011 / 90046 / 90047

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90043

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

66701

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Bardon Hill and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66708

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66709 / 66714 / 66723 (ZA273)

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

GB Railfreight

66715

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wellingborough Up Sidings

GB Railfreight

66721 / 66753

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66726 / 66730 / 66733 / 66735 / 66736 / 66743

All of these loco's are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66776

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

GB Railfreight

92010

Has now transferred from Polmadie TMD to Wembley TMD where it is currently awaiting maintenance

GB Railfreight

92020 / 92028

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

GB Railfreight

92038

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

Greater Anglia

321344 / 321358

These are the latest units from the Class 321 fleet to make the dreaded journey from the Anglia region to Sims Metals at Newport Docks for scrapping

London North Eastern Railway

91130

Has now transferred from Neville Hill TMD to Doncaster Belmont Yard

Rail Operations Group

37510

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

South Western Railway

701004

Has now commenced mainline testing/training to prepare for an entry to revenue earning service

TransPennine Express

68032

Completed it's maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road and has returned back to the Manchester International Depot to resume it's work with TPE

Transport for Wales

230009

Having enjoyed some test running out of Birkenhead North, this ex tube unit has returned to Long Marston for a bout of maintenance work

Transport for Wales

769452

This is the latest of the 769 fleet to enter service with TfW, having done so yesterday. Unfortunately it encountered some issues and was replaced but hopefully the issues are easily remedied and it can be back out to work soon!

West Midlands Railway

139001 / 139002

After a period of maintenance work on both the units and the Stourbridge branch line, both of these units are now back in action

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