railway news

December 2020

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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Date
Operator
Number
Detail

02/12/20

Chiltern Railways

68014

Having moved to Crewe Gresty Bridge for maintenance, this loco has since transferred to the wheel lathe at Longsight for continued maintenance

02/12/20

Chiltern Railways

68015

Having begun maintenance work at Motherwell (DRS) TMD, this loco has now transferred to Carlisle Kingmoor to continue it's maintenance

02/12/20

Colas Rail

56090

Completed it's latest maintenance work and has returned to service

02/12/20

Colas Rail

70802

Showing as failed at Westbury and now in need of some attention

02/12/20

Colas Rail

70808

After it's recent failure, this loco is now undergoing maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

02/12/20

Colas Rail

70809

Completed it's exam/maintenance at the Rugby Colas depot and has now returned to service

02/12/20

Colas Rail

70810

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD

02/12/20

DB Cargo

60001

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

02/12/20

DB Cargo

60019

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

02/12/20

DB Cargo

60066

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

02/12/20

DB Cargo

60074

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66007 & 66069

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66011 & 66092

Both are awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66014

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Margam T.C. and has returned to service

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66020

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

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66053, 66067 & 66076

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

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66082

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

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66111 & 66168

Both are awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66112 & 66171

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

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66118

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

02/12/20

DB Cargo

66142 & 66174

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

02/12/20

DB Cargo

67005 & 67006

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

02/12/20

DB Cargo

67013

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

02/12/20

DB Cargo

67021

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

02/12/20

DB Cargo

67024

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

02/12/20

DB Cargo

90028

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

37069

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

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

37419 & 37716

Both have now transferred from York Works to Toton TMD to undergo exam/maintenance

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

37425

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

57304

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge and is now at Carlisle Kingmoor as an Avanti Thunderbird loco

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

66091

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

66122

Has transferred from York Works to Toton TMD where it now awaits maintenance

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

66126

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Motherwell (DRS) TMD

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

66431

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

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

66432

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

66434

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Daventry Tesco (DRS) and has returned to service

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

68001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

68002

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

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

68007

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

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

68018

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Motherwell (DRS) TMD and has returned to service

02/12/20

Direct Rail Services

88006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

02/12/20

East Midlands Railway

180113

This is the latest of the Class 180's that have cascaded across to EMR to venture out on test/training runs for their new owner

02/12/20

East Midlands Railway

43043, 43064, 43081 & 43082

These 4 power cars have now been moved from their storage location at Long Marston to Nemesis Rail at Burton-Upon-Trent for continued store

02/12/20

Freightliner

59206

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

02/12/20

Freightliner

66420

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

02/12/20

Freightliner

66509

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

02/12/20

Freightliner

66518

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

02/12/20

Freightliner

66537

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

02/12/20

Freightliner

66538

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

02/12/20

Freightliner

66544

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

02/12/20

Freightliner

66550

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bounds Green TMD

02/12/20

Freightliner

66554

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

02/12/20

Freightliner

66566

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

02/12/20

Freightliner

66623

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

02/12/20

Freightliner

70008

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

02/12/20

Freightliner

70016

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

02/12/20

Freightliner

86638

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

02/12/20

Freightliner

86639

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

02/12/20

Freightliner

90004 & 90047

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

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

59003

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road and has returned to service

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

66713

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road and has returned to service

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

66718

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

66719

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bescot

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

66743 & 66771

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

73964

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at St. Leonard's Depot and has now returned to service

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

92010

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

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

92018

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

92023

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

02/12/20

GB Railfreight

ZA723 (66723), 66730 & 66770

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

02/12/20

GB Railfreight / Caledonian Sleeper

73971

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

02/12/20

Greater Anglia

317503 & 317512

Both have completed their maintenance work at Kilmarnock and have returned back to their Ilford TMD in readiness for a return to service

02/12/20

Northen Trains

142004, 142018, 142058, 142065, 142070, 142071, 142078, 142087, 142090 & 142095

Following the surprise announcement of the final Pacer service in revenue earning service, which 142004 had the privilege of running, the remaining active Northern pacers have all been withdrawn from service. Some may re-appear as route learners and some may find their way to preservation but for now they are no more :(

02/12/20

ScotRail

43143

Has now returned home to Scotland after a brief stint at Doncaster Wabtec

02/12/20

South Western Railway

458504

Derailed outside of Clapham Junction station and will now be in need of maintenance work

02/12/20

Transport for Wales

158821

This unit is now in the new TfW Red, White & Grey livery having previously been in the ATW Dark & Light Blue livery (thanks to TrainSpotter2004 on Train Siding for this info)

02/12/20

Transport for Wales

67015

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

02/12/20

Transport for Wales

67025

Awaiting maintenance at Cardiff Canton TMD

02/12/20

West Midlands Trains

153334, 153354, 153356, 153364, 153365, 153366, 153371, 153375

WMR have announced that they have withdrawn the remainder of their 153 fleet from service with each of these units now going into store before heading off for a new life at a new home

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