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railway news

April 2021

30 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.


Avanti West Coast


This unit is the 2nd of the AWC Class 221 fleet to obtain some sort of Avanti colour as the driving cars receive Avanti Green vinyls with the remainder of the unit remaining in Silver. A short term livery fix as the 221 fleet will be departing from Avanti in the next couple of years

West Midlands Railway


This is the latest of the new Class 196 fleet to arrive into the Midlands. This unit has been taken to the Telford International Railfreight Park instead of Tyseley TMD due to space issues and will remain in store here until it enters a period of testing to ready it for service

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