railway news

May 2021

11 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 / 73971

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

Chiltern Railways

68012

Has now transferred from Wembley TMD to Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD where it continues to await maintenance

Colas Rail

66850

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

Colas Rail

70802

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD

Colas Rail

70807

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Westbury TMD

DB Cargo

60017

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

DB Cargo

66007 / 66075

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

DB Cargo

66012

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66076 / 66080

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66103

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

DB Cargo

66115

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66119

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

DB Cargo

66140

Has now transferred from Hoo Junction to Toton TMD where it is currently awaiting further maintenance

DB Cargo

66160

Has now transferred from Crewe Electric TMD to Toton TMD where it is currently continuing it's exam/maintenance work

DB Cargo

67012

Currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

90019 / 90026

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Crewe Electric TMD and have returned to service

DB Cargo

90020 / 90037

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92019

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and has resumed active duties

Direct Rail Services

57003

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66304

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Motherwell (DRS) TMD

Direct Rail Services

66427

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

Direct Rail Services

66429

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66430 / 66433

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68001

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

68002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

68006

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

Direct Rail Services

88001 / 88006

Both have now completed their bout of maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

88008

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

East Midlands Railway

360107

This is the latest of this fleet to enter revenue earning service with EMR following it's transfer across from Greater Anglia

Freightliner

59002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66413

Has now transferred from Southampton Maritime FLT to Leeds Midland Road where it is currently awaiting maintenance

Freightliner

66504

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at East Usk Yard

Freightliner

66506

Has now transferred from Crewe Basford Hall to Leeds Midland Road where it now awaits further maintenance

Freightliner

66507 / 66509

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66508

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

Freightliner

66533

Has now transferred from Southampton Maritime FLT to Crewe Basford Hall where it is currently undergoing exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

66549 / 66550

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66563

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

Freightliner

66565 / 66570

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

Freightliner

66569

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

Freightliner

66585

Currently awaiting maintenance work at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66617

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66951

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

Freightliner

70001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70004 / 70010

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70015

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

Freightliner

70016

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70019

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

Freightliner

90011 / 90041

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

Freightliner

90016 / 90048

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

GB Railfreight

60002

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Liverpool Biomass Terminal and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66701 / 66706 / 66731 / 66743 / 66766 / F231 (66775)

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66708

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Trafford Park and has now returned to service

GB Railfreight

66712

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

66715

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Bardon Hill and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66720 / 66776

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66724

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

GB Railfreight

66725 / 66792

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

GB Railfreight

66754

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Peterborough (GBRf) Depot and has now returned to service

GB Railfreight

66796

This recently acquired loco has transferred from Longport EMD to Eastleigh Works today - possibly for a repaint?!?

GB Railfreight

73965

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

92018 / 92028

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Wembley TMD

GB Railfreight

92023

Has now transferred from Wembley TMD to Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD where it awaits further maintenance

GB Railfreight

92033

Currently at Polmadie TMD having suffered a recent failure and now requiring some attention

Great Central Railway

37714

Having undergone maintenance work at Derby RTC, this loco has now returned back to base at Loughborough on the Great Central Railway

Greater Anglia

720549 / 720551

Both of these units have now entered revenue earning service with Greater Anglia

London North Western Railway

350108

Now sporting the full LNWR Green and Grey livery having previously been in the unbranded Grey with BTP Blue/Black livery on each driving car

London North Western Railway

350126

Currently at Bletchley TMD receiving the LNWR vinyls

Mid-Hants Railway / Midland Railway Butterley

D8188 (20188)

This loco has now transferred from the Midland Railway to the Mid-Hants Railway at Ropley (thanks to Murray J of Rail Forums UK for this gen)

Off Lease (ex West Midlands Railway)

319441

This stored ex WMT unit has now transferred from Crewe South Yard to the rail terminal at Castle Donington

Off Lease / (ex Great Northern)

365512 / 365528 / 365530 / 365538

These units have now transferred from Ely Papworth Sidings to Doncaster Belmont Yard for further storage

Rail Operations Group

57312

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Transport for Wales

67017

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Cardiff Canton TMD

West Midlands Railway

170504

Now in the EMR Purple livery after a repaint from the WMR colours at Crewe Arriva Traincare but remains with WMR for now on lease

West Midlands Railway

196003 / 196012

Having both arrived into the UK at various points of this year, these units have transferred from the docks to Telford International Railfreight Terminal at Donnington for storage pending a transfer to Tyseley to commence mainline testing