railway news

January 2021

29 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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Avanti West Coast

221115

This is the first of the Avanti Voyagers to be giving a new look as it is currently undergoing a transformation from the old VTWC livery into a shiny new Avanti livery. This will be the first of all of the AWC Voyager fleet to receive such a transformation

Avanti West Coast

390123

It's been a long time coming but this Pendolino is currently receiving the full Avanti West Coast livery, having previously only had the driving cars done. This will take the fleet of fully liveried Pendolino's to 3 following on from 155 and 156 which received such liveries back in Dec 2019. As with the Voyagers the plan is to get the entire Pendolino fleet into full Avanti livery (with the exception of 390119 of course)

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73968

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

Colas Rail

70807

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

Colas Rail

70817

Showing as failed at Millerhill and will now require some attention

DB Cargo

66060 / 66087

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66069

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66088

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Hoo Junction Up Yard

DB Cargo

66156

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66199

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Hoo Junction Up Yard

DB Cargo

67020

Completed it's bout of maintenance at the Willesden Princess Royal Distribution Centre and has now returned to service

DB Cargo

92019

Has now transferred from Crewe Electric TMD to Dollands Moor where it will now continue it's exam/maintenance work

Direct Rail Services

57309

After suffering problems this week whilst rescuing an Avanti Pendolino, this loco has now returned to Crewe Gresty Bridge where it now awaits maintenance

Direct Rail Services

66428

Has now transferred from Doncaster Roberts Road, where it presumably spent some time on the wheel lathe, back home to Carlisle Kingmoor TMD where it now continues it's maintenance work

Direct Rail Services

68006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Mossend

Direct Rail Services

68018

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

Direct Rail Services

68034

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88004

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Freightliner

08531

This shunter has transferred from Felixstowe Docks to Central Rivers TMD at Burton-Under-Needwood for exam/maintenance

Freightliner

08624

Has now completed it's exam/maintenance at Central Rivers TMD at Burton-Under-Needwood. The shunter remains in the Midlands for now but may return back to the south coast at some point

Freightliner

66505

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

Freightliner

66512

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66522

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Yard

Freightliner

66536

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66537

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Southampton Maritime FLT and has now returned to service

Freightliner

66549

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66558

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66563

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66570

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66571

Awaiting maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66591

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

Freightliner

66594

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66596

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

Freightliner

66602

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

Freightliner

66604

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tunstead Sidings

Freightliner

66610

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70004

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

Freightliner

70014

Has now transferred from Leeds FLT across to Leeds Midland Road where it now continues it's exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

70019

After it's recent failure at Guide Bridge, this loco has now completed it's maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road and has now returned to service

Freightliner

86639

This is the latest of the FLR Class 86 fleet to enter storage (DHLT) at Crewe Basford Hall. That takes us down to just 2 of these amazing loco's operating on the mainline for FLR

Freightliner

90003 / 90009

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

Freightliner

90006 / 90010 / 90014 / 90045

All are undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

66701

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66704

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66741 / 66774

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

GB Railfreight

66765

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66779

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Birch Coppice

GB Railfreight

66795

This is the latest of the ex European sheds to arrive into the UK. It arrived into Immingham Docks and has now transferred from there to Doncaster Roberts Road. From here it is likely to move to Longport EMD at some point, where it will undergo modifications to UK specification and also a repaint......as it is currently in the Orange and Black of competitor Freightliner

GB Railfreight

73109

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

Greater Anglia

720552

This is the latest of the new 720 units to be completed at Derby Litchurch Lane. It has now been delivered to Ilford TMD and has immediately been sent out for mainline testing to prepare for an entry to service

Greater Anglia

720560

This is the latest unit to be sent out onto the WCML for test runs to prepare for entry into service with GA

Rail Operations Group

37884

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

Rail Operations Group

57303 / 57305

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Derby RTC and have returned to service

Transport for Wales

67025

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Crewe Arriva Traincare and is now ready for a return to service