railway news

May 2021

07 May 2021

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AC Locomotive Group

89001

The "badger" has been on the move again. After completing a period of testing at the WMR Soho depot, the loco was dragged back to Barrow Hill yesterday for continued maintenance work as the ACLG continue to work towards getting this loco back to mainline standards

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73967

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Craigentinny TMD

Caledonian Sleeper / GB Railfreight

73969

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

Chiltern Railways

68012

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Colas Rail

56096 / 56105

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD

DB Cargo

66011

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Exeter Riverside Yard

DB Cargo

66015

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

DB Cargo

66094

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66095

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Mossend Yard

DB Cargo

66124

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66127

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

DB Cargo

66199

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Crewe Electric TMD and has resumed normal service

DB Cargo

66221

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

DB Cargo

67013

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

90019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

90020

This loco has been reinstated to an active pool having been in store at Crewe Electric TMD since 09/04/21

DB Cargo

92011

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Dollands Moor

Direct Rail Services

37402

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD and has resumed duties

Direct Rail Services

57307

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD and has resumed it's 'Thunderbird' duties for AWC at Crewe Station

Direct Rail Services

66108

This is the latest of the 'on loan' 66s to DRS from DBC to receive the makeover into the DRS Blue and White colours scheme having previously been in the now retro EWS Red & Yellow livery

Direct Rail Services

66305

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66425

Currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66429

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

Direct Rail Services

66433

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

Direct Rail Services

88009

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

East Midlands Railway

360113

This unit is now sporting "EMR Connect" branding on it's ex GA Blue livery. It appears that barring a couple that will be fully transformed to EMR Purple the fleet will receive this scheme as a temporary fix until full transformation takes place

Freightliner

59103

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66506

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66509

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

Freightliner

66519

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66523

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

Freightliner

66528

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Leeds FLT and has resumed normal service

Freightliner

66587

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66601

Completed it's maintenance work at Stoke Gifford and has returned to service

Freightliner

70003

Currently awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

90007 / 90008

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

GB Railfreight

66704

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Longport EMD

GB Railfreight

66706 / 66768

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66761

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Peterborough GBRF Depot and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66762

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

73107

Has now recovered from a recent failure and has resumed normal services

GB Railfreight

92020

Having started a bout of maintenance work at Wembley TMD, this loco has now transferred to Brush at Loughborough to continue it's maintenance

GB Railfreight

92043

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Wembley TMD

Gatwick Express / Great Northern

387201 / 387203

These units have cascaded across to Great Northern from Gatwick Express and are now in service with GN

Great Western Railway

769943

This unit has now commenced mainline testing following it's conversion from 319443

Great Western Railway

800310

This unit has today been named "Wing Commander Ken Rees" in honour of a World War 2 pilot who was part of the 'Great Escape' team whose story was told in the famous film of the same name

Greater Anglia

317663

This unit has now been transferred from Ely Papworth Sidings to Raxstar at Eastleigh for scrapping

Greater Anglia

321365

This unit is now officially off lease from Greater Anglia and has been transferred north to Doncaster Wabtec for apparent component recovery - presumably for use on the 'Breeze' hydrogen conversion project

Locomotive Services Ltd

43058 / 43059

Both of these power cars have been transferred to Eastleigh Works for cosmetic attention

Rail Operations Group

37510

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

Rail Operations Group

57312

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

South Western Railway

701031

This unit has now rolled off the production line at Derby Litchurch Lane and has transferred to Eastleigh for storage pending the commencement of testing

West Midlands Railway

196107

This unit has now commenced mainline testing after it's arrival into the Midlands last month

West Midlands Railway

197002

This unit has now arrived at the Telford International Railfreight Terminal in Donnington. It is expected to be dragged by rail to Crewe Arriva Traincare tomorrow