railway news

December 2020

18 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

Chiltern Railways

68011

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge and is now ready to return to service

Colas Rail

70809

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Derby RTC

DB Cargo

66007, 66047, 66054 & 66099

All are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66070 & 66078

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

DB Cargo

66100

Having been under maintenance at Mossend, this loco has now transferred from Mossend to Toton TMD where it now awaits further maintenance

DB Cargo

66116

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

DB Cargo

66150

To celebrate the company's venture into bio-fuel testing, "We Are The Future" vinyls have been added to this loco's livery

DB Cargo

66151

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66161 & 66194

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

67002

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

DB Cargo

90024

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92011 & 92041

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92019

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

DB Cargo

92042

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

56103

Awaiting maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

Direct Rail Services

57003

Completed it's maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road and has returned home to Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

57308

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66301

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

68005

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

68017

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

East Midlands Railway

43075

This stored power car has now been transferred from Long Marston to Nemesis Rail at Burton-Upon-Trent for continued storage

Freightliner

66517

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66519 & 66590

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

Freightliner

66532

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66542

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

Freightliner

66567

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66588

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

Freightliner

66956

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

90004 & 90047

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90015 & 90041

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

GB Railfreight

66702

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

GB Railfreight

66751 & 66783

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

GB Railfreight

73128

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

73969 & 73971

Completed their exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD and have returned to service

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

20228

This loco has today been transferred from Barry on the Barry Tourist Railway to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway after extensive restoration. It is hoped that the loco will return to action on the GWSR in 2021

Great Western Railway

143611, 143620 & 143621

These stored units have now transferred from Exeter to Landore TMD where they will remain in storage

Great Western Railway

43010, 43022 & 43029

These 3 power cars have all received the new GWR Green livery to replace their previous FGW Blue livery and have now returned from Wabtec Doncaster to their home base at Laira TMD in Plymouth

Great Western Railway

43071, 43086 & 43196

These 3 stored power cars have been transferred from Long Marston to Nemesis Rail at Burton-Upon-Trent

Greater Anglia

720558

This newly built unit has now commenced testing and training runs along the WCML in preparation for an entry into service

Harry Needle Railroad Company / Direct Rail Services

20118 & 20132

After their short term lease to DRS to help cover RHTT duties, these 2 locos have now returned to Worksop and back into the hands of HNRC

Locomotive Services Ltd

90001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Diesel TMD

Northern Trains

144014, 144019 & 144023

These 3 stored pacer units have today transferred from Gascoigne Wood Sidings to the Tyseley Steam Trust - possible move into preservation with Vintage Trains??

Rail Operations Group

47812

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Derby RTC

Rail Operations Group

57303 & 57310

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Derby RTC

South Western Railway

701012

This newly delivered unit is the latest in the fleet to commence testing and training runs

Transport for Wales

67025

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Cardiff Canton TMD