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railway news

May 2021

02 July 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.


Bluebell Railway / Kent & East Sussex Railway

D6570 (33052)

This loco has today transferred from the Kent & East Sussex Railway to Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway where it will be under the ownership of the members of the Bluebell Locomotive Department

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway / Crewe Heritage Centre

D1842 (47192)

It has been confirmed by the EVR today that this loco will be heading to them on a long term lease from the Crewe Heritage Centre. It remains at Crewe for now but will be transferred in the near future

Eversholt Rail


This unit has now been unveiled as an express freight unit with a complete internal refurb to create space for roll cages for the transportation of light freight goods. The unit has also been repainted into Eversholt Rail Blue with Swift Express Freight branding

Great Western Railway


This is the latest of the fleet to complete it's conversion from a Class 319, in this case from 319447. The unit has now transferred to Nemesis Rail at Burton-Upon-Trent (thanks to Malcolm Cooper for this gen via Gen Submit)

West Midlands Railway


Having arrived into the UK in February 2021, this unit has now transferred from Portbury Docks to the Telford International Railfreight Terminal at Donnington in Shropshire where it will be stored pending a transfer to Tyseley TMD

West Midlands Railway


This is the latest of this new fleet to commence mainline testing out of the Tyseley Depot

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