railway news

December 2020

14 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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Detail

Aln Valley Railway

144004

This ex Northern unit has today transferred from Leeming Bar on the Wensleydale Railway to it's new home on the Aln Valley Railway

Chiltern Railways

68011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Colas Rail

70802

Showing as failed (again!!) at Westbury TMD and now awaiting assistance

Colas Rail

70817

Awaiting maintenance at Rugby (Colas) Depot

DB Cargo

66025

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

DB Cargo

66060

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66070

Undergoing maintenance at Mountsorrel

DB Cargo

66106

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

DB Cargo

66114, 66116 & 66174

All are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66121

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Arpley Sidings, Warrington

DB Cargo

66150

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66200

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

DB Cargo

67002

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

DB Cargo

90019

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92011 & 92041

Having begun maintenance work at Dollands Moor, both of these loco's have now transferred to Crewe Electric TMD where they currently await further maintenance

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60055

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

Direct Rail Services

37402 & 37423

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at York Works

Direct Rail Services

57002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66421 & 66422

Both have completed their bout of maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

88003

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

East Lancashire Railway

37679

Having been transferred from the ELR to Wishaw last week, it does appear that there are plans afoot to restore this loco to working order

East Midlands Railway

180110 & 180111

These units have now entered revenue earning service with EMR after their transfer from Hull Trains

East Midlands Railway

43047 & 43049

Both of these power cars have now worked their final passenger trains for EMR and are now in store. This brings to a close the use of VP185 powered power cars on the Midland Mainline :(

Freightliner

59104 & 59201

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66414

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

Freightliner

66415

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66508

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

Freightliner

66526

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66554

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

Freightliner

66571

Having previously been under maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall, this loco has now transferred to Leeds Midland Road where it awaits further maintenance

Freightliner

66588

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66613

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

Freightliner

66615

Undergoing maintenance work at Tunstead Sidings

Freightliner

66620

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66953

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70005

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70008

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70014

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

Freightliner

70020

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

Freightliner

90006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90009 & 90043

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

GB Railfreight

66721

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

GB Railfreight

66743

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

GB Railfreight

66769

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

GB Railfreight

92023

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

GB Railfreight / Caledonian Sleeper

73969

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

Great Western Railway

143603, 143617, 143620, 143621,

All of these pacer units have now been placed into store having been withdrawn from service by GWR - final outings were on Saturday 12th December 2020

Railway Support Services

08480

Has now transferred from Bristol Barton Hill TMD to Wolverton Works

TfL Rail

315829 & 315833

Both of these units have now been transferred to Sims Metals at Newport for scrapping