railway news

May 2021

05 May 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

221117

Has now gone into Central Rivers to receive the AWC vinyls

Avanti West Coast

390153

This is the latest of the Pendolino fleet to head in to receive the full AWC livery throughout the train

Colas Rail

70814 / 70815

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD

Colas Rail / GB Railfreight

73962

This loco has moved to Colas Rail on a short term lease from GB Railfreight for driver training and will be based out of Derby RTC for this duration (thanks to Raymond for this gen)

DB Cargo

66015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66023

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

DB Cargo

66060

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66068

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Tees Yard and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66076 / 66077 / 66085 / 66092

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

DB Cargo

66090

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

DB Cargo

66111

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Margam T.C. and is now ready for a return to service

DB Cargo

66117

Currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66127 / 66186 / 66188 / 66194

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66161

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

DB Cargo

66199

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92011 / 92041 / 92042

All have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Dollands Moor and are now ready for a return to service

Direct Rail Services

57307

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66426 / 66433

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

88005 / 88009

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88010

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

East Midlands Railway

360102

Has now completed it's transformation into the EMR Connect Purple & Silver livery having previously been in the AGA Blue colour scheme

Freightliner

59206

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

Freightliner

66503

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

Freightliner

66504 / 66510 / 66534

All have completed their exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P and have returned to service

Freightliner

66509

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66513 / 66529

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Southampton Maritime FLT and have returned to service

Freightliner

66518

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66523

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66528

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66557

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

Freightliner

66590

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

Freightliner

66598

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66601

Currently awaiting maintenance at Stoke Gifford

Freightliner

66606

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70002 / 70003 / 70019

All have completed their exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and have returned to service

Freightliner

70014

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

Freightliner

70016

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

Freightliner

90003 / 90011 / 90012

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

Freightliner

90006

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

Freightliner

90007 / 90008 / 90016

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

GB Railfreight

66720

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

GB Railfreight

66758

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

GB Railfreight

66761

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66794

Having been reduced to it's undercoat at Toton, this loco has now transferred from Longport EMD to Eastleigh Works to receive it's new colours

GB Railfreight

66798

Is now in GB Blue & Yellow livery after it's arrival from mainland Europe and repaint at Eastleigh. Has today transferred from Eastleigh to Longport EMD for further maintenance to prepare for mainline use in the UK

GB Railfreight

69001

Has now transferred from Longport EMD to Eastleigh Works for a repaint.....into what livery is anyone's guess right now!?!

GB Railfreight

69002

This loco's repaint is now complete and it has caught us all by surprise as it has appeared sporting a BR Blue Large Logo livery. It is today on transfer from Eastleigh Works to Longport EMD for further work prior to mainline testing

GB Railfreight

73107

Currently at St. Leonard's Depot having suffered a failure recently

GB Railfreight

92044

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and is now ready for a return to service

Greater Anglia

720531

This unit is now complete at Derby Litchurch Lane

Greater Anglia

720532

Another unit to roll off the production line at Derby Litchurch Lane and has now transferred from there to the sidings at Worksop to join it's class mates

Merseyrail

777002

Been a while since we were able to comment on these units, but this one has today become the latest to arrive into the UK and was this morning transferred north to Kirkdale TMD

Rail Operations Group

319009 / 769501

This unit has been transferred from Eastleigh Works to Brush Traction at Loughborough where it will undergo further conversion work

Rail Operations Group

37800

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

Transport for Wales

150278

This unit is now sporting the TfW White, Red & Grey livery having received it's repaint at Pullmans in Cardiff (thanks to Trainspotter2004 of Train Siding for this gen)

Transport for Wales

67015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Cardiff Canton TMD

Transport for Wales

67017

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

Transport for Wales

769421

This is the 7th of the TfW 769 fleet to venture out onto the mainline - only for testing runs at the moment but a step towards active service

West Coast Railway Company

37669

Showing as having suffered a failure at Fort William

West Midlands Railway

323201

This unit has now completed it's maintenance work at Doncaster Wabtec and has returned to base at Soho TMD