railway news

March 2021

11 March 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

221103

This is another Voyager to now be outshopped in the AWC Green & Silver livery

Avanti West Coast

221114

Has now been outshopped in the AWC Green & Silver livery having previously been in the VTWC Red & Silver

Avanti West Coast

390010

Now sporting the AWC vinyls on each of the driving cars

Avanti West Coast

390104 / 390128

We might be a bit late to the party with these 2 units, but better late than never.....both of these Pendolino's have now received the full AWC Green & White vinyls throughout the units having previously only had the driving cars done

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73970

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

DB Cargo

60011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tees Yard

DB Cargo

66051

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Crewe Electric TMD and is ready for a return to service

DB Cargo

66085 / 66089

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

DB Cargo

66102

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Mossend Down Yard

DB Cargo

66125

Awaiting maintenance at Acton Yard

DB Cargo

66137 / 66177

Both are awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66154

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66161

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

DB Cargo

66162

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at the Rotherham Masborough Steel Terminal

DB Cargo

66167

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

DB Cargo

90020

Has been reinstated to an active pool having been in store at Crewe Electric TMD since 16/02/21

DB Cargo

90024

After completing a period of maintenance work and getting back out on the rails, this loco is once again under some maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92019 / 92041

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

66421

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

Direct Rail Services

66426

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66428

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66433

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

Direct Rail Services

68002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68016

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

East Midlands Railway

360105 / 360117

Both of these units have transferred from Cricklewood to Northampton (Siemens) TMD for maintenance work

East Midlands Railway

360112

This unit has completed it's maintenance work at Northampton (Siemens) TMD and has returned to Cricklewood to await test/training runs

Freightliner

59204

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

Freightliner

66415

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66508 / 66593

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66517

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66529 / 66592 / 66596

All are awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66555 / 66558 / 66585

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66563

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

Freightliner

66566

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

Freightliner

70004

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road and is now ready for a return to work

Freightliner

70017

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70019

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

90012

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

GB Railfreight

59003

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Works

GB Railfreight

66718

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

GB Railfreight

66724

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Penyffordd Cement Sidings

GB Railfreight

66758

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66771 / 66772

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66780

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

73141

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

73962

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Tonbridge Yard and is now ready for a return to action

Great Western Railway

769943

This unit has now returned to the Reading Traincare Depot from Nemesis Rail in Burton. Fault free testing is apparently scheduled to begin on these GWR units in the coming weeks and so may explain why this unit has headed home

Private Owner / Wensleydale Railway

37503

This loco has been undergoing a heavy overhaul/restoration at the Wensleydale Railway but has now departed there via road to a currently unknown location - believed to be an industrial estate in Yorkshire

Transport for Wales

150253

This is the 2nd Class 150 from the TfW fleet to head into Pullman Rail at Cardiff for a repaint into TfW colours and an internal refurb

Transport for Wales

769445

This is the latest of the converted units to head out onto the mainline for testing/training runs

West Midlands Railway

196009

This is the latest of this new fleet to arrive in the Midlands, with this one joining the others that are being stored at the Telford International Railfreight Terminal