railway news

May 2021

01 April 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

221113

This is the latest Voyager to head into Central Rivers to receive the AWC vinyls

Colas Rail

56096

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

Colas Rail

56302

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD

Colas Rail

67023 / 67027

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Colas Rail

70801

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

Colas Rail

70811

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Westbury TMD

DB Cargo

66004

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

DB Cargo

66012 / 66077

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66140

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

DB Cargo

66174

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

67024

Has now transferred from Crewe Electric TMD to Toton TMD where it awaits maintenance work

DB Cargo

90020 / 90037

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92041

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Dollands Moor and has returned to service

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

56091

Completed a lengthy period of maintenance at Leicester L.I.P and now awaits a return to service

Direct Rail Services

37069

After recent maintenance work, this loco has now returned to Garston Car Terminal to resume it's duties as a shunter there

Direct Rail Services

37425

Completed it's maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge and is now ready for a return to duty when called upon

Direct Rail Services

57311

Having been under maintenance work for a lengthy period of time, this loco has now been stored at Carlisle Kingmoor

Direct Rail Services

66421

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

Direct Rail Services

66426 / 66431

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work between Crewe Gresty Bridge and Crewe Electric TMD and are now ready for a return to service

Direct Rail Services

66430

This loco has now transferred from Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD to Longport EMD where it will now continue it's exam/maintenance work

Direct Rail Services

68006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68017

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

Direct Rail Services

88005

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88006

After it's recent failure, this loco is now undergoing exam/maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Midlands Railway

170515

After it's recent transfer across to EMR, this unit is now sporting the EMR Purple livery

East Midlands Railway / West Midlands Railway

170503

This unit has now made the move across from WMR to EMR and is currently at Crewe Arriva Traincare undergoing a repaint

Freightliner

47830

Completed a lengthy period of maintenance, which began back in October last year, at Crewe Basford Hall and is now available for service

Freightliner

59001 / 59004

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

Freightliner

66415

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66420

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

Freightliner

66501

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66508

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66520

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66537

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Ipswich L.I.P and has returned to service

Freightliner

66541

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66561 / 66562

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Stoke Gifford and have returned to service

Freightliner

66589

Has now been reinstated to an active pool having been in store at Leeds Midland Road since 28/04/20. The loco now awaits maintenance work!

Freightliner

66613

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Earles Sidings in the Hope Valley and has returned to service

Freightliner

70003

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70004

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

Freightliner

70007

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

90004 / 90045

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

Freightliner

90012 / 90042

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

56098

There has been no change to the stored unserviceable status of this loco but it has now transferred from Leicester L.I.P to Longport EMD

GB Railfreight

66721 / 66740

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

GB Railfreight

66726 / 66778

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66728 / 66737

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

GB Railfreight

66735

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

GB Railfreight

66760 / 66792

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66770

After it's recent failure, this loco is now undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Up Decoy

GB Railfreight

66790

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Up Decoy

GB Railfreight

73212

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

92043

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

Greater Anglia

720529

This unit is now complete and stored at Litchurch Lane pending test workings

Island Line (SWR)

483002

This unit has now been lifted from the Island Line and has begun the journey from Ryde to C F Booth's at Rotherham for scrapping

Network Rail / Peak Rail

08417

This shunter has now transferred from Derby RTC to Rowsley at Peak Rail

Plym Valley Railway

31190

This loco is currently at Allely's Yard in Studley pending the final leg of it's journey from the Weardale Railway to the Plym Valley Railway and into it's new life in preservation

RMS Locotec

08588

This shunter has now transferred from Derby RTC to Vauxhall Carriage Sidings at Great Yarmouth

South Western Railway

All Class 442's

SWR have announced that they are withdrawing all of the Class 442's in their fleet with immediate effect due to declines in usage caused by Covid-19

Transport for Wales

67025

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Cardiff Canton TMD and is now ready for a return to work

West Coast Railway Company

47812 / 47813 / 47815 / 47848

Each of these newly acquired loco's for WCRC have today transferred from Worksop Sidings to Derby RTC

West Midlands Railway

196107

Having arrived into the UK back in February, this unit has now made the transfer from Portbury Dock to Tyseley TMD