railway news

January 2021

08 January 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

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73969

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

Chiltern Railways

68010

Has now transferred from Doncaster Roberts Road to Crewe Gresty Bridge where it will now continue it's maintenance work

Colas Rail

66846

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Shrewsbury Coleham TMD

Colas Rail

70801

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

Colas Rail

70807

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Shrewsbury Coleham TMD

Colas Rail

70808

This loco has now transferred from Grangemouth to Rugby (Colas) Depot for exam/maintenance

Colas Rail

70811

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Westbury TMD and has returned to service

DB Cargo

60039

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60066

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

DB Cargo

66006 & 66068

Both are awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66034

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Arpley Sidings, Warrington

DB Cargo

66047, 66053 & 66054

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66060

Has suffered a failure at Mossend and is in need of some attention

DB Cargo

66084

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

DB Cargo

66118

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

DB Cargo

66154 & 66187

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

DB Cargo

66158

Undergoing exam/maintenance at toton TMD

DB Cargo

66175

Awaiting maintenance at Acton Yard

DB Cargo

66206

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

DB Cargo

66207

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66221

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Hoo Junction

DB Cargo

67016

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

DB Cargo

67021 & 67024

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

90019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92042

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

DB Cargo (Europe)

66211

This European shed has now transferred from Crewe Electric TMD to Dollands Moor from where it now awaits onward transfer back to mainland Europe

DB Cargo / Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

08605

Has today transferred from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to DB Cargo's Knottingley TMD to be used as a pilot loco there

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60029

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60046

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

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60055

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

Direct Rail Services

37038 & 37425

Both of these loco's have transferred from Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD to Crewe Electric TMD for tyre turning

Direct Rail Services

37069

Awaiting maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

37422

Having recently added 'Cockney Sparrow' emblems to it's livery, this loco is now sporting a "Victorious" nameplate. Assume a nameplate will be fitted to the other side in due course

Direct Rail Services

57309

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

Direct Rail Services

66091

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

Direct Rail Services

66422

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

Direct Rail Services

66423

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Motherwell (DRS) TMD

Direct Rail Services

66426 & 66429

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66432

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Daventry Tesco (DRS)

Direct Rail Services

68008

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

Direct Rail Services

88003 & 88010

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

88008

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Midlands Railway / Greater Anglia

360102

This unit has now transferred from Ilford TMD to Cricklewood where it will be stored pending testing/training runs with EMR

Freightliner

59202

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Whatley Quarry and has returned to service

Freightliner

66415

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

Freightliner

66416

Completed it's maintenance work at Whitemoor Yard and has returned to service

Freightliner

66418

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66502 & 66552

Both have completed their maintenance work at Ipswich L.I.P and have returned to service

Freightliner

66504, 66558 & 66565

All have completed their exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD and have returned to service

Freightliner

66505 & 66520

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and have returned to service

Freightliner

66514

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66519

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

Freightliner

66522 & 66591

Both are awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66542

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

Freightliner

66550

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Bounds Green TMD and has now returned back home to Leeds Midland Road in readiness for a return to service

Freightliner

66555

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66602

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66604

Has now been reinstated to an active pool and is currently undergoing exam/maintenance

Freightliner

66617

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Stoke Gifford

Freightliner

66951

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70001

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

Freightliner

70002 & 70003

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70004

It nearly made it to the 12 month mark in captivity but this loco has escaped from storage at Crewe Basford Hall, having been in store since 15/04/20, and is now ready to resume service

Freightliner

70007

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70008

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

Freightliner

70016

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

Freightliner

86604, 86609, 86613, 86632, 86638, 86639

None of these loco's have been officially stored by FLR as of today but all of them have been placed on 'hold' with none of them expected to be out on the mainline anytime soon. Their future remains unknown with some rumours circulating that FLR intend to conduct refurbishment work on them, suggesting they do have a future still. Time will tell...!!!

Freightliner

86607 & 86608

Both of these loco's have today transferred from Crewe Basford Hall to Wembley TMD for a stint of maintenance on the wheel lathe

Freightliner

86637

This loco has now been officially stored (DHLT) at Crewe BAsford Hall

Freightliner

90009

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

Freightliner

90012 & 90016

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

Freightliner

90015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

90042

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90048

Has now transferred back from Leeds Midland Road to Crewe Basford Hall where it continues it's maintenance work

GB Railfreight

66744, 66755, F231 (66775) & 66790

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

GB Railfreight

66777

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

92014 & 92020

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

GB Railfreight

92033

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

Greater Anglia

720521

Has now transferred from Worksop Sidings to Wolverton Works where it will, presumably, commence mainline testing

Greater Anglia

720560

The latest of the fleet to appear out of the Derby Litchurch Lane Works and has now been delivered to Wolverton Works where it is now pending a period of testing

Rail Operations Group

37601

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

TransPennine Express

68033

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

Transport for Wales

153318 & 153374

Both of these units have now transferred from Ely Papworth Sidings to Landore TMD and into the hands of TfW

Transport for Wales

67010

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Arriva Traincare and is now ready for a return to Wales to resume service

Transport for Wales

67015

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

Transport for Wales

67025

Completed a bout of maintenance work at Cardiff Canton TMD and has returned to service