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railway news

May 2021

15 April 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.


Greater Anglia

317651 / 317654

Having escaped the dreaded move a couple of days ago, these GA units have today been transferred from Ely Papworth Sidings to Raxstar at Eastleigh where they will be scrapped

East Midlands Railway

43316 / 43319

These EMR HST power cars have today been transferred from Neville Hill to Ely Papworth Sidings for storage

Great Western Railway

43069 / 43078 / 43086 / 43196

After 43196 & 43086 made the trip from Ely to Long Marston recently, these power cars have joined with 078 & 069 to move as a 4 from Long Marston to Laira TMD. As with the other power car move to Laira, there is no anticipation of these being used for anything other than spare parts

Great Western Railway


This unit has now completed it's conversion from 319459 and is currently believed to be at Nemesis Rail in Burton Upon Trent pending testing

Greater Anglia


This is another of the new GA fleet to have now entered revenue earning service

Telford Steam Railway / Northern Trains


This ex Northern pacer unit has now completed it's transfer from Heaton TMD to it's new home at the Telford Steam Railway

TfL Rail

315826 /315851

Just 48 hours after being officially stood down from duty, these 2 units have today made the move across to Sims Metals at Newport Docks where they will be scrapped

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