railway news

May 2021

12 March 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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Operator
Number
Detail

Avanti West Coast

221105

This is the latest voyager to head into Central Rivers to have the AWC vinyls applied to the driving cars

GB Railfreight

69001

After it's first period of testing at the Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster since conversion from a Class 56, this loco has today transferred back to Longport EMD

Greater Anglia

321347 / 321363

Both of these units become the latest of their class to be transferred from Harwich Parkeston Quay Sidings to Sims Metal at Newport Docks where they will now face the cutters torch and be consigned to the history books

Greater Anglia

720557 / 720559

Both of these newly built units have now commenced mainline testing along the West Coast Mainline

Private Owner

37503

We noted yesterday that this loco has left the Wensleydale Railway and was roaming Yorkshire on the back of a low loader. Well we have sleuthed and we have tracked and we can now confirm that it has appeared at Shires Removals & Storage in Kinsley near to Wakefield

Railway Support Services

08580

This shunter has transferred from Bounds Green TMD back to it's home base at Wishaw (thanks to Tug500 on Train Siding for this info)

Transport for Wales

175109

This unit has transferred to the Alstom depot at Widnes where it will undergo an internal refurb and an external re-colouring