railway news

February 2021

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

16/02/21

Avanti West Coast

221109

This Voyager is the latest to receive the Avanti vinyls and is now in the AWC Green/Silver colour scheme

16/02/21

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73970

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

16/02/21

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73971

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

16/02/21

Colas Rail

56049 / 56087 / 56094

All are undergoing exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD

16/02/21

Colas Rail

66849

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Yard and is now ready for a return to service

16/02/21

Colas Rail

70808

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD and has returned to service

16/02/21

Colas Rail

70812

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Cardiff Canton TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

60010

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

60011 / 60054

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

16/02/21

DB Cargo

60024 / 60040

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

60062

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tees Yard

16/02/21

DB Cargo

60092

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

66005 / 66093

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

66013 / 66085

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

16/02/21

DB Cargo

66024 / 66035

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

66074

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

16/02/21

DB Cargo

66106

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

66119

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

66120 / 66169

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

16/02/21

DB Cargo

66152

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

16/02/21

DB Cargo

66206

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

16/02/21

DB Cargo

67007

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

67010

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

67016

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

16/02/21

DB Cargo

67021

Having previously been undergoing exam/maintenance work, this loco has now been officially stored at Crewe Electric TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

90020

This loco has been stored (WFMS) at Crewe Electric TMD

16/02/21

DB Cargo

92015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

16/02/21

DB Cargo

92036

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

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

37069

This loco appears to have returned to Crewe Gresty Bridge having spent the recent weeks operating as a shunter at the Garston Car Terminal

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

37402

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

37407

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

66031

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

66122

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

66126

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

66301

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

66302

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

66424 / 66428

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge and have returned to service

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

66426

Having previously moved from Mossend to Carlisle Kingmoor for maintenance, this loco has been on the move once again - this time moving from Kingmoor to Crewe Gresty Bridge where it now awaits maintenance work

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

66432

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

68001

Showing as failed at Crewe Coal Sidings and will now be requiring some attention

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

68005 / 68017

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

88004

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Motherwell (DRS) TMD and has returned to service

16/02/21

Direct Rail Services

88007

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

16/02/21

East Midlands Railway

360109 / 360112 / 360115

These units have now transferred from Cricklewood Sidings to Northampton (Siemens) TMD for maintenance work

16/02/21

East Midlands Railway

360117

This unit has commenced it's mainline testing

16/02/21

Freightliner

08624

Having recently completed some maintenance work at Central Rivers, this shunter has now been transferred from the East Midlands to Felixstowe docks

16/02/21

Freightliner

59001

Has suffered a failure at Appleford and is now requiring some attention

16/02/21

Freightliner

59202 / 59206

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

16/02/21

Freightliner

66416

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Stoke Gifford and is now ready for a return to action

16/02/21

Freightliner

66418

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

16/02/21

Freightliner

66504

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

16/02/21

Freightliner

66510 / 66539 / 66599

All are undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

16/02/21

Freightliner

66511

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

16/02/21

Freightliner

66513 / 66552

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

16/02/21

Freightliner

66550

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

16/02/21

Freightliner

66610

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

16/02/21

Freightliner

66616

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Earles Sidings in the Hope Valley

16/02/21

Freightliner

70002 / 70006

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

16/02/21

Freightliner

70004

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

16/02/21

Freightliner

70011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

16/02/21

Freightliner

70015

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

16/02/21

Freightliner

70019

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

16/02/21

Freightliner

86613

With time ticking, just 3 hours before an exam is required, this loco is now showing as awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall. As the Class 86 FLR fleet are not expected to receive their due exams, it is more likely that this will enter storage in the coming days

16/02/21

Freightliner

90003 / 90011 / 90048

All are awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

16/02/21

Freightliner

90016 / 90041

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

16/02/21

Freightliner

90044

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

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

59003

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tonbridge Yard

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

60056

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

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

66705 / 66709 / 66714 / 66751 / 66786

All are undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

66743 / 66744 / 66788

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

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

66794

This ex European shed has now departed Longport EMD and headed back to base at Doncaster Roberts Road - a move that would suggest work to bring the loco to UK standard is now complete

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

69001

This newly converted loco has now transferred from Longport EMD to the Severn Valley Railway to conduct "loaded and light engine test runs to enable it's computer systems to be evaluated and set up for the best operational specifications" (quoted text taken from a GB Railfreight tweet)

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

73128 / 73201 / 73962 / 73963

All have completed it's exam/maintenance at St. Leonards Depot and have returned to service

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

73212 / 73213

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at St. Leonard's Depot

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

92006

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

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

92028

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

16/02/21

GB Railfreight

92032

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

16/02/21

Great Western Railway

143621

Another pacer bites the dust as this unit has now been transferred from Landore TMD to Sims Metals at Newport Docks for scrapping

16/02/21

Greater Anglia

317657 / 317672

Both of these units have been transferred from their storage location at Ely Papworth Sidings to Raxstar at Eastleigh for scrapping

16/02/21

Greater Anglia

720514

Another complete unit from this new class for GA and this one has transferred to Worksop Sidings for storage pending testing

16/02/21

Greater Anglia

720519

This unit has been transferred from Ilford to Old Dalby

16/02/21

Greater Anglia

720553

Another of this class is complete and this one has been transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Wolverton Works where it will now remain pending testing

16/02/21

Harry Needle Railroad Company

09106

Previously worked hard at Cardiff Tidal, this shunter has transferred from South Wales to Barrow Hill where it will presumably undergo some maintenance work

16/02/21

Heathrow Express

332004 / 332008

Both of these units have today transferred from Old Oak Common to Sims Metals at Newport Docks for scrapping. And that completes the end of this class with 332001 the only surviving member, now being used for advertising purposes at the site of the Siemens factory in Goole

16/02/21

Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway / Transport for Wales

142006

The TfW pacer which managed to escape the cutters torch has now been transferred from Landore TMD to the Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway for a new life in preservation

16/02/21

RMS Locotec

08762

This shunter has now transferred from the sidings at Great Yarmouth to Wolverton Works

16/02/21

Rail Operations Group

360201 / 360202 / 360203

All of these units have now been acquired by ROG, alongside 204 and 205, and have now been transferred from Old Oak Common into store at MOD Bicester

16/02/21

Rail Operations Group

37608 / 37884

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

16/02/21

Railway Support Services

08703 / 08752

These shunters have now been transferred back to RSS's base at Wishaw having spent some time on the Chasewater Railway

16/02/21

Railway Support Services

08738

This shunter has moved from Wishaw to the Chasewater Railway at Brownhills in the West Midlands

16/02/21

Railway Support Services

08784

Has now completed it's period of maintenance work at Longport EMD and is now back in service

16/02/21

South Western Railway

701022

Freshly completed at Derby Litchurch Lane, this unit has become the latest of this fleet to be transferred to Worksop Sidings for storage pending testing

16/02/21

TransPennine Express

68032

Is currently awaiting maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road - presumably a go on the wheel lathe there

16/02/21

Transport for Wales

153374

This ex EMT unit has now transferred from Cardiff Canton TMD to Ely Papworth Sidings and into storage

16/02/21

Transport for Wales

67015

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

16/02/21

Transport for Wales

67017

Has now been reinstated to an active pool having been in store at Crewe Electric TMD since 02/02/21. The loco is now back at Cardiff Canton TMD in readiness for service with TfW

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