railway news

December 2020

16 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

Colas Rail

70802

Recovered from it's recent failure at Westbury TMD and is now back ready for service

Colas Rail

70804

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD

DB Cargo

60054

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60066

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

DB Cargo

66025 & 66053

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66060, 66085 & 66092

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

DB Cargo

66070

Previously showing as undergoing exam/maintenance at Mountsorrel, this loco has now transferred back to base at Toton TMD where it will continue it's maintenance work

DB Cargo

66078

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66114 & 66174

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

DB Cargo

66116 & 66198

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66117 & 66127 & 66133

All are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66121

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Arpley Sidings, Warrington and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66150, 66172

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

DB Cargo

67002

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

67016

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

90019 & 90024

Both have completed their bout of maintenance work at Crewe Electric TMD and have returned to service

DB Cargo

92019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60046

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

Direct Rail Services

37402 & 37407

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at York Works and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

57307

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge and has returned to Rugby where it resumes it's 'Thunderbird' rescue duties on behalf of Avanti West Coast

Direct Rail Services

68017

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Midlands Railway

360116

This ex Greater Anglia unit has now begun testing/training runs for East Midlands Railway following it's recent transfer

Freightliner

59104

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66415

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

Freightliner

66416

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66420

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66510

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66519, 66571 & 66590

All are undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66526

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

Freightliner

66588

Has now transferred from Ipswich L.I.P to Leeds FLT where it will now continue it's exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

66615

Completed it's maintenance work at Tunstead Sidings and has returned to service

Freightliner

66620

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

Freightliner

90015, 90041 & 90046

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

47727

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

GB Railfreight

60085

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

66743, 66751, 66753 & 66783

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66750

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66779

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Longport EMD

GB Railfreight

66791

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bardon Hill

GB Railfreight

73141

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

92014

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

GB Railfreight

92028

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

Greater Anglia

720551 / 720554

Both of these new units have now been handed over to Greater Anglia and have commenced testing / training runs along the WCML

Gwendraeth Valley Railway / North Dorset (Shillingstone) Railway

08995

Has now transferred from Shillingstone Railway to Gwendraeth Valley Railway where the volunteers have a long term plan to restore this shunter to working order

Merseyrail

777001, 777016 & 777018

These 3 are the latest of the new batch of units destined for use on the Mserseyrail network to arrive into the UK

South Western Railway

442013

This unit has now transferred from Wolverton Works to the more well known ground of Bournemouth TMD

South Western Railway

701006

This new SWR unit has begun it's testing / training runs

South Western Railway

701015

This is the latest unit to be completed and delivered to Eastleigh Works where it will remain pending testing and training work

TfL Rail

315843 & 315849

Both of these units have made their final journey's today as they have been transferred to C Booths at Rotherham where they will be scrapped :(