railway news

February 2021

19 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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Number
Detail

Avanti West Coast

221110

This is the latest Voyager to be receiving the AWC Green/Silver livery at Central Rivers TMD

Colas Rail

56113

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD

Colas Rail

70806

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Slateford Yard

DB Cargo

60007

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Kingsbury Yard

DB Cargo

60010

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

DB Cargo

60011

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

DB Cargo

60019

Awaiting maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66012

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66044

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

DB Cargo

66086

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66149

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

DB Cargo

66161

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bescot Yard

DB Cargo

66174

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bescot Yard

DB Cargo

92015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

Direct Rail Services

37402

This loco has now transferred from Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD to Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and is undergoing exam/maintenance work

Direct Rail Services

37716

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

57002

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66432

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

Direct Rail Services

88007

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

East Midlands Railway

43102 (ex 43302)

THIS HST POWER CAR HAS BEEN RE-LIVERIED INTO THE CLASSIC INTERCITY SWALLOW LIVERY IT WORE WHEN IT REACHED 148.5 MPH TO BECOME THE WORLD'S FASTEST DIESEL TRAIN. IT NOW ALSO WEARS THE NAME "THE JOURNEY SHRINKER" IN HONOUR OF THIS ACHIEVEMENT AND HAS BEEN RENUMBERED TO 43102 WHICH IS THE NUMBER IT HAD WHEN REACHING THAT INCREDIBLE SPEED!

Freightliner

59101

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

Freightliner

66513

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

Freightliner

66515

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66534

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

Freightliner

66537

Awaiting maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66550

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Southampton Maritime FLT and has returned to service

Freightliner

66620

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70020

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall and is now ready for a return to action

Freightliner

90010

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

56312

After completing a lengthy period of maintenance work at Leicester L.I.P, this loco is now out on mainline test workings to ready for a return to service

GB Railfreight

66701

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bardon Hill

GB Railfreight

66705

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

GB Railfreight

66719 / 66779

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Longport EMD and are now ready for a return to action

GB Railfreight

66753

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66776

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Millerhill Yard

GB Railfreight

73964

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

Greater Anglia

321356 / 321438

Another one bites the dust - well two actually, as these become the latest 321 units to be transferred from Clacton to Sims Metals at Newport Docks for disposal

Island Line (SWR)

484002

Unit number 2 for the Isle of Wight is now complete and is currently at Derby Litchurch Lane undergoing testing

Off Lease (ex London Overground)

317890

This unit has today been transferred from Wembley to Raxstar at Eastleigh Arlington for scrapping

Rail Operations Group

37608

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

Rail Operations Group

57305

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