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railway news

May 2021

17 July 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.


125 Group


This ex GWR power car, kindly donated to the 125 Group by Porterbroook Leasing, has now transferred from Nemesis Rail at Burton to Ruddington on the Great Central Railway. This will be it's base as it undergoes restoration work to bring it back to a serviceable status

Colas Rail

43272 / 43277

Having recently transferred to Colas Rail, these ex EMR & LNER power cars have today transferred from Nemesis Rail at Burton to Derby RTC where they will be prepped to enter service on the Colas operated test trains

East Midlands Railway

156907 / 156916 / 156918

These stored units have now transferred back to Etches Park TMD having spent some time at Barrow Hill

East Midlands Railway


After it's recent transfer across to EMR from Transport for Wales, this unit is now sporting the EMR Purple livery having previously remained in it's ex GA White livery. A sign that the movement of 170s from TfW to EMR is to be a more permanent affair

Great Western Railway


This ex Class 319 unit has now completed it's conversion to a tri-mode Class 769 at Loughborough Works and has now transferred to Wolverton Work for additional maintenance work

Northern Trains


This unit has today transferred from Allerton TMD to Wolverton Works to undergo maintenance work

Southeastern Railway / South Western Railway

707009 / 707010

Both of these units have now transferred to Grove Park having moved from South Western Railway to their new operator Southeastern Railway

West Midlands Railway


This unit has now transferred from the Telford International Railfreight Terminal at Donnington to Tyseley TMD where it will be prepared to commence mainline testing

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