railway news

December 2020

07 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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Number
Detail

Avanti West Coast

390002, 390039, 390050 & 390114

These Pendolino's are the latest to receive the partial Avanti livery on each of the driving cars

Avanti West Coast

390042 & 390122

These units have now lost the mask vinyls at either end and are both now in the partial Avanti livery with the driving cars only receiving the livery makeover

Chiltern Railways

68013

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Chiltern Railways

68014

Has now returned to Crewe Gresty Bridge having spent a bit of time having wheel flats fixed on the wheel lathe at Longsight Depot

Chiltern Railways

68015

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and has now returned back to Wembley to resume duties on the Chilterns

Colas Rail

56096

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

Colas Rail

70808

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

DB Cargo

66004

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

DB Cargo

66070

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

DB Cargo

66074

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Eastern Docks

DB Cargo

66078

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tees Yard

DB Cargo

66085

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66113 & 66131

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66125

Completed it's latest bout of maintenance work at Toton TMD and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66137

Completed it's maintenance work at Millerhill Yard and is ready to return to service

DB Cargo

66167

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66181

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

DB Cargo

66187

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

67005 & 67006

Both of these loco's have completed their exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD and have returned to service working the Royal Train

DB Cargo

67016

This loco has been reinstated to an active pool having been in store since 26/11/20. It is currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric

DB Cargo

92015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92041 & 92042

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD and have returned to Wembley in readiness to resume their duties

Direct Rail Services

37407

Undergoing exam/maintenance at York Works

Direct Rail Services

37419 & 37716

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

Direct Rail Services

37424

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

57307

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66091

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

Direct Rail Services

66122

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

Direct Rail Services

66425

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

Direct Rail Services

66427

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66431

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68001

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

Direct Rail Services

68017

After a recent failure, this loco has transferred from Toton TMD to Crewe Gresty Bridge where it is now undergoing maintenance

Direct Rail Services

88010

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Midlands Railway

43073

Another of the EMR VP185 power cars is withdrawn from service and is now in store at Neville Hill TMD

Freightliner

59206

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry and has returned to service

Freightliner

66414

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66420

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

Freightliner

66501

Awaiting maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66509

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and has returned to service

Freightliner

66513

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66514

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66518, 66548 & 66552

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

Freightliner

66526

Awaiting maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66540

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

Freightliner

66542

Completed it's maintenance work at Whatley Quarry and has returned to service

Freightliner

66543

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

Freightliner

66551

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66621

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66956

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

70001 & 70016

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

Freightliner

70006

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

Freightliner

86607 & 86639

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90005 & 90016

Both currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90008, 90041 & 90044

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

Freightliner

90012 & 90015

Both are awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

47749

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Eastleigh (Arlington) Works

GB Railfreight

60096

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

GB Railfreight

66702

Has now transferred from the Peterborough GBRf Depot to Longport EMD to continue it's maintenance work

GB Railfreight

66714

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Down Decoy

GB Railfreight

66717

Completed it's batch of maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66718 & 66719

Both completed their exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66721

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

66747 & 66789

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66758

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

GB Railfreight

66780 & 66790

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

73107

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

73212

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

GB Railfreight

73213

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tonbridge Yard

GB Railfreight

92006 & 92018

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

GB Railfreight

92023

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

GB Railfreight

92043

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

GB Railfreight / Caledonian Sleeper

73968

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

Greater Anglia

317503 & 317666

Both of these units have now been transferred from the Ilford Depot to Raxstar at Eastleigh Works for scrapping

Greater Anglia

317709 & 317710

Both of these ex London Overground units are now operating with Greater Anglia

Hanson & Hall

31106

Hanson & Hall have purchased this loco from Howard Johnson (who saved it from scrap) and have now transferred it from the Weardale Railway to the East Lancashire Railway where it will now undergo a heavy overhaul to bring it back to mainline service

Northern Trains

142065, 142068, 142078 & 142087

These 4 pacers are the latest of the remaning Northern fleet in store to transfer from Newton Heath TMD to Heaton TMD

Off Lease (Ex GWR & EMR)

43045, 43061 & 43079

These off lease power cars are the latest to be transferred from Long Marston to Nemesis Rail at Burton -Upon-Trent for continued storage

Rail Operations Group

57305

After it's recent repaint into the ROG Blue livery from the Northern Belle livery, this loco has now moved from Eastleigh and back to base in the midlands in readiness for a return to action

Transport for Wales

67010

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

Transport for Wales

67017

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Carriage Sidings/Arriva Traincare and has returned to service

Transport for Wales

67025

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Cardiff Canton TMD and has returned to service