railway news

April 2021

25 January 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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Operator
Number
Detail

Caledonian Sleeper

73968

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

Caledonian Sleeper

73969

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

Colas Rail

56090

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

Colas Rail

66846

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

Colas Rail

70810

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) Depot and has returned to service

Colas Rail

70815

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Grangemouth

DB Cargo

60066

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60074

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60100

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

DB Cargo

66001 & 66092

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66003

Awaiting maintenance at Millerhill Yard

DB Cargo

66021

Awaiting maintenance at Carlisle Yard

DB Cargo

66076

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66101, 66109, 66171 & 66185

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66130, 66133, 66144 & 66170

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

DB Cargo

66158

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

90026

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92041

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

66303

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

66425

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

66434

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68003

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

Direct Rail Services

68006

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

Direct Rail Services

88003

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88010

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Motherwell (DRS) TMD

East Midlands Railway

170419

This unit has now commenced revenue earning service with EMR

East Midlands Railway

360110 & 360114

These 2 ex GA units have now commenced training runs with EMR

Freightliner

66513

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66516

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66519

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

Freightliner

66524

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

Freightliner

66532

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66534 & 66569

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and have returned to service

Freightliner

66560

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

Freightliner

66565

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66571

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

Freightliner

66614

Has now transferred from Tunstead to Crewe Basford Hall to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

70002

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70004

Having recently been reinstated to an active pool, this loco is now undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70008

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70010

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70016

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

Freightliner

70019

After it's recent failure at Guide Bridge, this loco has now made it home to Leeds Midland Road where it is currently undergoing maintenance work

Freightliner

86608 & 86638

These are the latest of the class 86 fleet to be placed into store (DHLT) at Crewe Basford Hall - this leaves just 3 of the FLR 86 fleet operating

Freightliner

90004

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90005 & 90008

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

Freightliner

90007

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

66720, 66755, 66756, 66768 & 66781

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

GB Railfreight

66741, 66760 & 66761

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Down Decoy

GB Railfreight

66749 & 66758

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66763

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

GB Railfreight

66783

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Yard

GB Railfreight

73119 & 73201

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

GB Railfreight

73961

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tonbridge Yard

GB Railfreight

92018

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

GB Railfreight

92028

Awaiting maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

Greater Anglia

317514 & 317653

Both of these units have now transferred to Raxstar at Eastleigh for scrapping :(

Greater Anglia

720535

This is another completed unit for Greater Anglia. it remains at Litchurch Lane at the present time

Greater Anglia

720545

Having been moved to Worksop & then back to Litchurch Lane since it's completion in September 2020, this unit has now transferred back from the Midlands to Wolverton Works

Northern Trains

142018, 142078 & 142087

These 3 units have now transferred from Heaton TMD to Leeming Bar on the Wensleydale Railway. We are unsure of their future as some units have simply been stored at Leeming Bar before moving on to pastures new but it is a safe assumption that they are now officially off lease with Northern

Northern Trains

142090 & 142094

These 2 ex Northern pacer units are currently travelling from Heaton to the Wensleydale Railway. As with the other 3 in today's news, the future of these units is unclear but their time with Northern is complete

Rail Operations Group

57305

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Derby RTC

Southeastern Railway

707003 & 707004

These ex SWR units have now commenced testing and training runs with their new operator

Transport for Wales

230009

After recently becoming the first of the TfW class 230's to be cleared for mainline use by the ORR, this unit has now returned to Birkenhead North from Long Marston and is now out on training runs (thanks to Trainspotter2004 on Train Siding for this info)

Transport for Wales

67025

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Arriva Traincare

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