railway news

May 2021

12 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

DB Cargo

66077

This loco is the latest of the DBC fleet to be converted to run on 'Hydro-Treated Vegetable Oil' and has now been repainted into DBS Red livery with HVO branding

East Midlands Railway

156902

This unit has today transferred from Derby Etches Park to Wolverton Works - presumably for maintenance

East Midlands Railway

360112

This is the 2nd of the 360 fleet to receive the EMR "Connect" branded Purple & Silver livery in readiness for it's commencement of service with EMR

Great Western Railway

769932

This unit has now been converted from 319432 and is now sporting the GWR Green livery. Currently residing at Loughborough Works awaiting transfer to storage pending the commencement of testing (thanks to "507021" via the Gen Submit screen for this gen)

Great Western Railway / c2c

387301 / 387302 / 387306

These units have transferred across from c2c to GWR to help boost the GWR fleet whilst they are without the vast majority of their IET fleet due to the cracking faults

Greater Anglia

720513

Newly built, this unit has spent some time at the Old Dalby test tracking undergoing test workings and has today transferred to Worksop Sidings where it will sit pending mainline testing

London North Eastern Railway

91111

With their return to work beginning to commence, this loco has commenced mainline test/driver refresher workings in prep for it's return to duties

South Western Railway

701028

This newly built unit has now commenced mainline testing/fault free running