railway news

December 2020

09 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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Operator
Number
Detail

Colas Rail

56096

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

Colas Rail

70817

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

Cross Country

43208

This ex LNER power car is now in XC Silver, Maroon & Black livery after a repaint from LNER Red at Eastleigh was completed in November and the power car has now entered service with XC

Cross Country

43239

This ex LNER power car is now in XC Silver, Maroon & Black livery after a repaint at Eastleigh in November. Still awaiting it's re-entry to service with it's new operator though

DB Cargo

60001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60066

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Immingham TMD

DB Cargo

66024

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Kennett

DB Cargo

66059

Awaiting maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66074

Completed it's bout of maintenance at Southampton Eastern Docks and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66078

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

DB Cargo

66079

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66092

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66133 & 66135

Both are awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66134 & 66172

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66147

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Belmont Yard

DB Cargo

66167

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

DB Cargo

66198

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66200

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

90024

Has now transferred from Mossend Yard to Crewe Electric where it now awaits maintenance

DB Cargo

90039

Having received it's new 'Backbone' livery recently, this loco has now been stored (WQAA) at Crewe Electric

DB Cargo

92011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

Direct Rail Services

37038

Undergoing maintenance work at Stowmarket Down Goods Loop

Direct Rail Services

66430

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Motherwell (DRS) TMD

Direct Rail Services

66431

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

Direct Rail Services

68017

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

88004

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

East Midlands Railway

170420

This unit has now entered revenue earning service with EMR after it's transfer from ScotRail

East Midlands Railway

360106 & 360107

These ex GA units have now transferred from Ilford TMD to Cricklewood Depot and into the hands of EMR

East Midlands Railway

43306

This ex LNER power car has now entered revenue earning service with EMR

Freightliner

59206

48 hours ago this loco was shown as having come off maintenance but it was clearly a short respite from the hands of the maintenance team as it is now undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66501

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

Freightliner

66507 & 66513

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

Freightliner

66508

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66526

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

Freightliner

66542

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66546

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

Freightliner

66548

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66551

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

Freightliner

66554

Has now transferred from Southampton Maritime FLT to Crewe Basford Hall where it is now undergoing exam/maintenance

Freightliner

66605

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66607

Completed it's maintenance at Earles Sidings in the Hope Valley and has returned to service

Freightliner

66613

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66623

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

Freightliner

66956

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

Freightliner

70001

A popular one in the maintenance sheds of Freightliner, this loco is back undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70008

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

86639

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

Freightliner

90010 & 90043

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90048

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

60087

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

66714 & 66733

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

GB Railfreight

66788

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66789

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

73107

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

Greater Anglia

317655 & 317664

These GA units have now been transferred from Ilford Depot to Eastleigh Works where they will be scrapped by Raxstar

Heathrow Express

332005 & 332012

These Heathrow Express units have now been transferred from Old Oak Common to Sims of Newport where they will be scrapped

Mid-Norfolk Railway / Northern Trains

144018

This unit is the latest pacer to enter the world of preservation after it was today transferred to Dereham on the Mid-Norfolk Railway having been released from mainline duties by Northern Trains

Northern Trains

142058, 142071 & 142094

These now stored pacer units have made the journey from Newton Heath TMD to Heaton TMD where they will remain in store until their futures are decided

Northern Trains

195133

This new Northern unit has now entered revenue earning service for the TOC having completed it's period of test running

Off Lease

319011

This ex Thameslink unit has now been transferred from Long Marston to Eastleigh Works

Rail Operations Group

37608 & 37800

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

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