railway news

April 2021

30 September 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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Number
Detail

Avanti West Coast

221143

Currently at Central Rivers receiving the AWC vinyls

Colas Rail

43272 / 43274

Both of these HST power cars have now begun mainline testing with Colas Rail after their transfer from EMR

Colas Rail

56078

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

Colas Rail

70811

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

Colas Rail

70816

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD

DB Cargo

66002 / 66013

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66015

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66057

This loco has been reinstated to an active pool having been in storage at Toton TMD since April 2021. It is now awaiting maintenance at Toton

DB Cargo

66150

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Immingham TMD

DB Cargo

66177

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Scunthorpe Trent Yard

DB Cargo

66207

This loco has been reinstated to an active pool having been in storage at Toton TMD since April 2021. It is now awaiting maintenance at Toton

DB Cargo

67024

Completed it's maintenance work at Stewarts Lane TMD and has now returned to normal workimg status

DB Cargo

92015

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

DB Cargo

92036

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

Direct Rail Services

66108

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

Direct Rail Services

66305

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

Direct Rail Services

66428

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Motherwell (DRS) TMD

Direct Rail Services

66432

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

Direct Rail Services

66433

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at the Cemex facility in the Peak Forest and has resumed active duties

Direct Rail Services

68002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68009

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

Direct Rail Services

88003

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88007

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

East Coast Trains

803003

This is the latest of the Class 803 fleet to be completed for East Coast Trains' Lumo services and is now out on mainline testing. It is also the first of the fleet to receive the Lumo branding on top of the blue livery

East Midlands Railway

222102

This unit is now sporing the EMR Purple, White & Grey livery after a repaint from it's previous EMT White, Blue, Red & Orange colours

East Midlands Railway

222102 / 222103

Both of these units are now sporing the EMR Purple, White & Grey livery after a repaint from their previous EMT White, Blue, Red & Orange colours

East Midlands Railway / Northern Trains

156402

Not so long after receiving the EMR purple colours, this unit is now sporting the Northern Blue & White livery but with EMR branding. The unit is due to transfer to Northern at some point but the EMR branding would suggest that the unit will remain with them for the forseeable future whilst they await the cascade of other units to them

Freightliner

59202

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

Freightliner

66414

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

Freightliner

66420

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

Freightliner

66505 / 66522 / 66533

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

Freightliner

66506

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

Freightliner

66518 / 66564

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66532

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66550

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66557

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66606

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66620

Completed it's bout of maintenance at East Usk Yard and has now returned to service

Freightliner

70001

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

Freightliner

70019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70020

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

90004 / 90005 / 90043

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

Freightliner

90015 / 90044

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

GB Railfreight

56018

This loco has now ceased to exist under this TOPS number having completed it's conversion to Class 69 69003

GB Railfreight

59003

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

GB Railfreight

66705

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

GB Railfreight

66707

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

GB Railfreight

66737 / 66749

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

GB Railfreight

66745

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

66751 / 66756 / 66772 / 66782

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

GB Railfreight

69003

This loco is now officially registered on TOPS having completed it's conversion from 56018. It was due to transfer to Eastleigh on Tuesday but encountered issues on a test run between Longport and Crewe and so this transfer will have to wait for another day

GB Railfreight

92032 / 92038

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Wembley TMD and have resumed normal duties

Grand Central

180112

This unit is currently undergoing testing using LNG fuel which is a more environmentally friendly fuel compared to diesel. The unit has also received a green stripe on one of the driving cars, replacing the standard orange stripe, to indicate the use of a greener fuel

Great Western Railway

769928

This newly converted unit has now transferred from Reading Traincare Depot to Eastleigh Works, presumably for storage having completed a period of mainline testing

Great Western Railway

769930

This unit has now returned to Reading Traincare Depot after a period of storage at Eastleigh Works

Great Western Railway

769938

This newly converted unit has now transferred from Nemesis Rail at Burton to Reading Traincare Depot, presumably to be prepped for the commencement of mainline testing

Great Western Railway

769949

Transferred from Nemesis Rail at Burton to Wolverton Works to undergo further maintenance following conversion from a Class 319

Greater Anglia

720574

This is the latest of this fleet to be completed at Derby Litchurch Lane and it has now transferred to Wembley Yard where it will remain pending the commencement of mainline testing

Locomotive Services Ltd

47828 / 47853

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Diesel TMD

Locomotive Services Ltd

86101

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Diesel TMD

Locomotive Services Ltd

87002

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

London North Western Railway

730102

This unit has now transferred from Crewe Arriva Traincare to Old Dalby test track for some non-mainline test running

Off Lease (ex East Midlands Railway)

43307 / 43317

Both of these ex EMR HST power cars have now transferred from Neville Hill to Ely Papworth Sidings for ongoing storage pending a decision on their future

Off Lease (ex Great Northern)

365501 / 365511

The scrapping of the Class 365 fleet is underway with these 2 units making their move from Crewe South Yard to CF Booths at Rotherham to be disposed of

Rail Adventure

43480 / 43484

Both of these HST power cars are currently enjoying a tour around Germany as they are displayed by Rail Adventure to their European market

Severn Valley Railway / Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

24081

This loco is currently on loan from the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway to the Severn Valley Railway for the Diesel Gala which commenced today

South Western Railway

701030

Build now complete and transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Wimbledon Depot for storage pending mainline testing

South Western Railway

701510

Build now complete and transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Worksop Sidings for storage pending mainline testing

Transport for Wales

197003

This unit is now complete and has been transferred to the Telford International Railfreight Terminal at Donnington for storage pending onward transfer to a depot.

There is a path in the system for this unit to transfer from Donnington to Crewe Arriva Traincare tomorrow

Transport for Wales

67008

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Cardiff Canton TMD and has returned to duties

West Coast Railway Company

57313

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Carnforth TMD

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