railway news

May 2021

04 August 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

73966 / 73969

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

Colas Rail

66849

Having started exam/maintenance work at Eastleigh Yard, this loco has now transferred north to Toton TMD where it is now awaiting further maintenance

Colas Rail

66850

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Yard

Colas Rail

70805

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Rugby (Colas) TMD and has returned to service

Cross Country

170622

This unit has now received the name "Pride of Leicester" after an unveiling at Leicester L.I.P yesterday

DB Cargo

60007

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

DB Cargo

60017 / 60066

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66007 / 66015 / 66082

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66012 / 66023

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66053

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

DB Cargo

66054

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

DB Cargo

66061

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

DB Cargo

66102

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

DB Cargo

66110 / 66113

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

DB Cargo

66111

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Mossend Down Yard and has resumed normal service

DB Cargo

66112 / 66185

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66118 / 66119 / 66134 / 66155 / 66174

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66160

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66168

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

DB Cargo

67013

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

DB Cargo

90028

Has been placed into store (WQAA) at Crewe Electric TMD

Direct Rail Services

57304

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

Direct Rail Services

57308

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66122

Currently sat at Sellafield British Nuclear having suffered a failure and now requiring assistance

Direct Rail Services

66301

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66432

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

Direct Rail Services

68001 / 68004

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

68006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

88007

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

Direct Rail Services

88009

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Dagenham Dock and has returned to normal service

Direct Rail Services

88010

After it's recent failure at Crewe Coal Sidings, this loco has now transferred across to Crewe Gresty Bridge where it currently awaits maintenance work

Ed Murray & Sons

08873

It has now been confirmed that this shunter was transferred to Beaver Metals in Water Orton for scrapping at some point during the last month

Eversholt Rail

321334

This newly converted parcels unit has today transferred from Doncaster to Wolverton Works, presumably for further maintenance

Freightliner

47830

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

Freightliner

59001 / 59201

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

59002

Currently awaiting maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

59202

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

Freightliner

59205

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

Freightliner

66413

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66414

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Hunslet Sidings and has now returned to service

Freightliner

66518 / 66529

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

Freightliner

66519

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and has resumed active duties

Freightliner

66522

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

Freightliner

66531

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66534

Has now transferred from Ipswich L.I.P to Leeds Midland Road to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

66543

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

Freightliner

66555

Has now transferred from Crewe Basford Hall to Leeds Midland Road to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

66557

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

Freightliner

66572

Currently awaiting maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66585

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

Freightliner

66598

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66604

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

Freightliner

66605

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Tunstead Sidings and has returned to service

Freightliner

66610

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66620

Awaiting maintenance at Tunstead Sidings

Freightliner

66955 / 66957

Both of these loco's have recently transferred from Leeds Midland Road to Westbury TMD but both remain in the stored pool

Freightliner

66956

This loco has now returned to service having been in the storage pool since May although it does remain in the same pool for now

Freightliner

70003

Has now transferred from Southampton Maritime FLT to Leeds Midland Road where it is currently undergoing exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

70006

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

Freightliner

70007

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and has resumed active duties

Freightliner

70020

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

90006 / 90045

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90015 / 90046 / 90049

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

GB Railfreight

47749

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

GB Railfreight

60056

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

60095

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

60096

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

GB Railfreight

66711

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66720 / 66745

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

66725

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66738 / 66749 / 66763 / 66787

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

GB Railfreight

66751 / 66784

Both of these are currently at Doncaster Roberts Road having suffered recent failures and both now requiring attention

GB Railfreight

66758 / 66794

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Longport EMD

GB Railfreight

66778

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Down Decoy

GB Railfreight

66779

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Bescot Yard and has now returned to service

GB Railfreight

66799

Having recently arrived into the UK, this loco has now transferred from Doncaster Roberts Road to Longport EMD where it will continue it's maintenance work to bring it to UK required specifications

GB Railfreight

69001

Continuing the merry-go-round with the 69's, this loco has now transferred north once again to Longport EMD presumably to undertake any minor maintenance needed that was picked up during testing at Tonbridge

GB Railfreight

73128 / 73141 / 73213 / 73962

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

73963

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Eastleigh Works

GB Railfreight

73965

Completed it's period of maintenance work at St. Leonard's Depot and has now returned to service

GB Railfreight

92043

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

Great Western Railway

387201

This unit has now entered revenue earning service with GWR

Greater Anglia

720531

This unit has now transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Worksop Sidings for store pending the commencement of mainline testing / fault free running

Greater Anglia

720561

This unit has now entered revenue earning service with Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia

720569

This unit is now complete and remains at Derby Litchurch Lane pending the commencement of testing

Hanson & Hall

50008

Currently awaiting maintenance at Kidderminster TMD

Locomotive Services Ltd

37190

This locomotive has now been transferred, by road, from Kidderminster TMD on the SVR to it's new home at the Locomotive Services Ltd museum at Margate

London North Western Railway

350113

This unit has now returned from Long Marston to Northampton having undergone an internal modification process as well as losing the London Midland style livery and is now in the unbranded plain grey livery

London North Western Railway

350127

Transferred from Northampton EMD to Long Marston to undergo the internal mod work and to lose the London Midland style livery

London North Western Railway

350128

Now sporting the full LNWR Green and Grey livery having previously been in the unbranded Grey

Off Lease (ex Great Northern)

365506 / 365520 / 365522 / 365536

All of these ex Great Northern units have now been transferred from Peterborough to Doncaster Belmont Yard to join their classmates in storage there

Off Lease (ex Great Northern)

365510

This unit has transferred from Hornsey Depot to Doncaster Belmont Yard for further storage

Off Lease (ex Great Northern)

365539

This unit has today transferred from Crewe South Yard to Doncaster Belmont for further storage

Rail Operations Group

57310

This loco has now returned back to ROG after a month sub-leased to GWR to cover a shortage of loco's for their sleeper service

Severn Valley Railway

50031

Currently awaiting maintenance at Kidderminster TMD

Southeastern Railway

465924

Has now transferred from Slade Green Depot to Wabtec at Doncaster Works for maintenance

Transport for Wales

150245

Now completed it's internal refurb work at Pullmans, Cardiff and is now sporting the TfW White, Red & Grey livery

Transport for Wales

67008

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD