railway news

April 2021

29 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

Caledonian Sleeper

73966

This loco has suffered a failure in the Stirling area and is now requiring maintenance

Colas Rail

43272 / 43274

Both of these HST power cars have now commenced mainline service with Colas Rail, operating the test trains on behalf of Network Rail

DB Cargo

60020

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60039

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

DB Cargo

66015

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66050

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66070

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

DB Cargo

66096

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66117

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66147 / 66185

Both have completed their bout of maintenance work at Toton TMD and have returned to service

DB Cargo

66174

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66197

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Mossend Down Yard

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60028

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

Direct Rail Services

68018

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

88005

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Midlands Railway

360121

This unit has finally returned to the East Midlands after spending an age at Eastleigh undergoing it's repaint into the EMR Purple livery. It still requires further maintenance work and the application of EMR decals prior to it entering service

Freightliner

59201

Having commenced exam/maintenance work at Whatley Quarry, this loco has now transferred to Merehead TMD where it now continues it's exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

59205

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66418

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

Freightliner

66420

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

Freightliner

66504 / 66543 / 66549 / 66589

All have completed their exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall and have now returned to service

Freightliner

66511 / 66567 / 66593

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66520

Awaiting maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66526 / 66557

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

Freightliner

66531

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and has resumed active duties

Freightliner

66536

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

Freightliner

66542

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

Freightliner

66558

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66561

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66596

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66601

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

Freightliner

66621

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

Freightliner

70001

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

Freightliner

70002

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70004 / 70017

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

Freightliner

70006

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

90014

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

GB Railfreight

60026

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

GB Railfreight

66714

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

GB Railfreight

66720

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Longport EMD and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66722 / 66770

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

GB Railfreight

66779

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

73107 / 73212

Both of these loco's are currently at Slade Green T&RSMD showing under failed status

GB Railfreight

73128

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

GB Railfreight

92020

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

GB Railfreight

92023

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

GB Railfreight

F231 (66775)

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

GB Railfreight

ZA723 (66723)

Currently at Doncaster Roberts Road having suffered a recent failure and requiring attention

Greater Anglia

720569

This unit has now entered revenue earning service with Greater Anglia

Lumo (East Coast Trains)

803002 / 803003

After their inaugural run between London & Edinburgh earlier this week, the Lumo services are in full swing now with both of these units joining 803001 in revenue earning service on the East Coast Mainline

Rail Operations Group

37601

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC and has returned to service

Rail Operations Group

768002

This unit has now completed it's conversion from 319009 and has today transferred from Brush at Loughborough to the Castle Donington Railfreight Terminal where it will be prepped for mainline testing

Railway Support Services

08703

This shunter has now transferred from Willesden to Chinnor Yard on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway where it will be receiving some attention - whilst there though it will be making a special guest appearance on a service train this coming Sunday!

Scotrail

314209 / 614209

Having been undergoing work at the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway since January of this year, this unit has now completed it's conversion from an EMU to a Hydrogen powered unit with much of the work being carried out between Brodie Engineering and hydrogen experts Arcola Energy.

The unit is scheduled to be exhibited at the forthcoming COP26 event in Glasgow!

Southeastern Railway

465004 / 465017

Both of these Networker units have today made their return from storage at Worksop Sidings, returning to Gillingham EMUD to resume service with Southeastern

Southeastern Railway

465235 / 465237

Both of these units have now transferred from Gillingham EMUD to Worksop Sidings for storage

Transport for Wales

153913

Mod work complete at Landore TMD and has now received the new TfW Grey, Red & Black livery - now back in service

Transport for Wales

158823

Completed it's maintenance work at Crewe Arriva Traincare and has now resumed normal status

Transport for Wales

67010

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

Transport for Wales

67015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

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