railway news

May 2021

20 August 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

Caledonian Sleeper

73970

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Craigentinny TMD

Colas Rail

56096

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Nottingham Eastcroft TMD and has returned to service

Colas Rail

70803

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Carriage Holding Sidings and has now returned to service

Cross Country

220009

This Voyager has now received the name "Hixon January 6th 1968" in rememberance of those who lost their lives and those who were injured in the awful rail accident at Hixon Level Crossing in 1968

DB Cargo

60019 / 60054

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66002

Awaiting maintenance work at Dollands Moor

DB Cargo

66003

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66136

Currently awaiting maintenance at Wembley TMD

DB Cargo

66144

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

DB Cargo

66165

Has now transferred from Dollands Moor to Crewe Electric TMD to continue it's exam/maintenance work

DB Cargo

66221

Currently awaiting maintenance at Acton Yard

DB Cargo

90037

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

Direct Rail Services

37407

Has now completed it's lengthy period of maintenance work at Eastleigh Works and has been returned to normal status

Direct Rail Services

37422

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

Direct Rail Services

37424

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

37716

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Crewe Gresty Bridge and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

66301

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Motherwell (DRS) TMD and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

66303

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

Direct Rail Services

66431

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88001

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Freightliner

59101

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

Freightliner

66415

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66507 / 66519 / 66544

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

Freightliner

66518

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66548 / 66569 / 66598

All have completed their exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall and have now returned to service

Freightliner

66550

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66553

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66587

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66603

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

Freightliner

66607

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

Freightliner

66620

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70001

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70015

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

90010

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

Freightliner

90014 / 90041

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall and have now returned to service

Freightliner

90047

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

60056 / 60085

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66703

Having commenced exam/maintenance work at Belmont Yard, this loco has now transferred to Doncaster Roberts Road to continue it's maintenance work

GB Railfreight

66754

Currently sat at Whitemoor Yard having been inolved in a collision with a tractor causing derailment and significant cab damage. Thankfully those involved were not seriously injured but the locomotive will undoubtedly be sidelined for some time whilst maintenance is carried out to repair the cab and to ensure the structural integrity of the entire locomotive

GB Railfreight

66758

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Longport EMD and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66766 / 66788

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

GB Railfreight

66781

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

66791

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

73128 / 73201

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at St. Leonard's Depot and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

92020

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

TransPennine Express

68019

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

West Midlands Railway

196110

This is the latest of the new Cl.196 fleet to arrive into the UK and to move to the Telford International Railfreight Terminal at Donnington for storage pending mainline testing