railway news

May 2021

18 February 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

Colas Rail

56049 / 56087 / 56094

All have completed their exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD and have returned to service

Colas Rail

66850

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

Colas Rail

70812

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

DB Cargo

60011

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bescot Yard

DB Cargo

60054 & 66085

Both of these DB loco's have had "Powered by HVO" decals added to their DBS Red liveries

DB Cargo

60062

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

DB Cargo

66024

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

DB Cargo

66044

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66106

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

DB Cargo

66131

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

DB Cargo

66149

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

90024

2 months after going onto the 'waiting for maintenance' list, this loco has finally gone into Crewe Electric TMD for it's long awaited maintenance work

DB Cargo

92015

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

37424

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

Direct Rail Services

57002

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and is now ready for a return to service

Direct Rail Services

66031

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

Direct Rail Services

66301

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

Direct Rail Services

66302 / 66305

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

Direct Rail Services

66426

Having recently transferred from Carlisle Kingmoor TMD, this loco is now undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66431

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peak Forest

Direct Rail Services

68001

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Crewe Coal Sidings and is now back in service

Direct Rail Services

68006 / 68018

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

68007

Has now transferred from Carlisle Kingmoor TMD to Motherwell (DRS) TMD to continue it's exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

66420

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66508

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road and has returned to service

Freightliner

66523

Having originally been under maintenance work at Ipswich L.I.P, this loco has now transferred from Ipswich to Leeds Midland Road where it is awaiting further maintenance

Freightliner

66534

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66542

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66591

Awaiting maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66594

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66610

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road and has returned to service

Freightliner

66616

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Earles Sidings in the Hope Vally and has returned to service

Freightliner

70001

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70002 / 70006

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road and have returned to service

Freightliner

70011

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

Freightliner

70015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70020

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

86613 / 86632

Both of these loco's have been stored (DHLT) at Crewe Basford Hall. That means that the entirety of the FLR Class 86 fleet has now officially been stood down and for the first time since the mid-1960's we will have no regular mainline workings for these amazing machines

Freightliner

90003

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

Freightliner

90016

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

Freightliner

90048

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

66721

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66751 / 66786

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

GB Railfreight

73107

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

73212

Completed it's exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

92014

Having transferred from Polmadie TMD, this loco is now awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

GB Railfreight

92020

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

GB Railfreight

92038

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

GB Railfreight

ZA723 (66723)

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

Greater Anglia

720562

This newly acquired unit has now commenced test/mileage accumulation workings along the WCML

Greater Anglia

720565 / 720570

More completed Class 720 units, and these 2 have now transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Worksop Sidings for storage, pending the start of their test/mileage accumulation workings

Merseyrail

777009

This new unit has now returned back to Kirkdale TMD having completed it's maintenance work at Crewe Arriva Traincare (thanks to Trainspotter2004 of Train Siding for this info)

Merseyrail

777010

This is the latest of the Class 777 fleet to commence mainline testing runs having done so this morning

Rail Operations Group

37884

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

Rail Operations Group

57305

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Derby RTC

Transport for Wales

67010

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

West Midlands Railway

730002

This is the first of the Class 730 fleet to commence testing/driver training workings. Only out on a test track so far but an appearance on the mainline may not be too far away