railway news

April 2021

26 May 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

43048 / 43089

Having been on loan to ROG for DATS train work, these ex EMR power cars (and a set of Mk3 coaches) have now transferred to Butterley Yard on the Midland Railway where new owners 125 Group will undertake any neccessary maintenance work

Avanti West Coast

221102

Has now been outshopped in the AWC Green & Silver livery having previously been in the ex VTWC Red and Silver colours

Avanti West Coast

221118

Currently in Central Rivers receiving the Avanti Green & Silver vinyls

Colas Rail

56113

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD

Colas Rail

70814

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

Crewe Heritage Centre

D1842

Has received a new coat of it's 2 Tone Green livery at Crewe Diesel TMD

Cross Country

43102

Has now transferred from Nemesis Rail at Burton-Upon-Trent to the National Railway Museum (Locomotion) at Shildon for a new life as a static exhibition

DB Cargo

60001

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Didcot Yard

DB Cargo

60010 / 60039

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66001 / 66019 / 66068

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

DB Cargo

66021

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66021 / 66088

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66059

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66074

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tees Yard

DB Cargo

66125

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66131

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66177

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Ripple Lane Yard

DB Cargo

90037

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92042

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and has resumed active duties

Direct Rail Services

37407

Has transferred from Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD to Carlisle Kingmoor TMD where it continues to await maintenance

Direct Rail Services

66126

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66301

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66302

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

Direct Rail Services

66432

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

Direct Rail Services

88001

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

Direct Rail Services

88008

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Coast Trains

803001

This unit is now complete and has commenced mainline testing on the ECML

East Midlands Railway

170531

This unit has now received "Low Emissions Train" branding on it's EMR livery having had a special Ad Blue system installed

Freightliner

59004

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66505

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

Freightliner

66515

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66516

After recent failure, this loco has now transferred from Stoke Gifford to Southampton Maritime FLT where it is currently undergoing exam/maintenance

Freightliner

66533 / 66551

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

Freightliner

66554

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66589

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66606

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

Freightliner

66613

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66615

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70002 / 70011

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

Freightliner

70006

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

Freightliner

70014

Has now transferred from Hunslet Sidings to Leeds Midland Road where it awaits maintenance

Freightliner

70015

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70020

Completed it's bout of maintenance at Hunslet Sidings and has returned to service

Freightliner

90003

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

Freightliner

90009

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

Freightliner

90015

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

Freightliner

90044

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

60085

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

GB Railfreight

66708 / 66722

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66725 / 66736 / 66739 / 66790

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

GB Railfreight

66728

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Bescot Yard

GB Railfreight

66742 / 66770

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66756

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tuebrook Sidings

GB Railfreight

66761

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

GB Railfreight

66781

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

73964

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Loughborough Works

GB Railfreight

92020

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

Great Northern / Gatwick Express

387204 / 387205 / 387206

These units have now transferred across from Gatwick Express to Great Northern to make it 6 ex GatEx units now working the GN routes

Greater Anglia

720555

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

Locomotive Services Ltd

08483

This shunter has been named "Bungle" and has also been reinstated to active duties after being in store at Crewe Diesel TMD since March 2020

Locomotive Services Ltd

142003 / 142007

Both of these Pacer units are now confirmed as being a part of the LSL fleet. Both currently reside at Eastleigh where they are undergoing repaints

Locomotive Services Ltd

20107

Completed it's maintenance work at Barrow Hill, has returned home to Crewe Diesel TMD and is now back in active service

Locomotive Services Ltd

37521

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Diesel TMD

Locomotive Services Ltd

47828

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Diesel TMD

London North Eastern Railway

91111

This is another of the fleet to return to active passenger service after a period of heavy maintenance

Rail Operations Group

37800

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

South Western Railway

701008

Transferred to Alstom at Widnes for maintenance work

TransPennine Express

68033

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Transport for Wales

67025

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

Viva Rail / Loram UK / Michael Owen Locomotives

20007 / 20142

The lease with Loram UK has come to an end for these 2 loco's and they have now gone off to Eastleigh where they will be based whilst on lease to Viva Rail. They will be used as 'Thunderbird' rescue loco's for the testing of the Class 484 units for the Island Line on the Isle of Wight

West Midlands Railway

730002

This unit has now transferred from Crewe Arriva Traincare to Derby Litchurch Lane

West Midlands Railway / Chiltern Railways

172101 / 172103

These units have now transferred from Ilford EMUD to Tyseley TMD to join the WMR fleet having previously operated with Chiltern

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