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railway news

May 2021

22 December 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.


East Midlands Railway

153308 / 153319 / 153355 / 153357

These units have now transferred from Derby Etches Park to Ely Papworth Sidings for storage

East Midlands Railway / Northern Trains


This unit has now transferred to Wolverton Works to be prepped for it's upcoming transfer to Northern Trains from EMR

GB Railfreight


Having been stricken at Whitemoor since it's collision with a tractor back in August, this loco has now been transferred, by road, to Toton TMD where it will commence a period of maintenance to repair it to mainline standards once again



This unit has now transferred from Crewe Carriage Sidings to Kirkdale TMD


777006 / 777014

Both of these units have now transferred from Kirkdale TMD to Crewe Carriage Sidings

Network Rail


This loco has received the name "Dave Berry" in honour of a Network Rail worker who sadly passed away earlier this year

Northern Trains

153324 / 153359 / 153360

These units have now transferred from Newton Heath to Long Marston for storage

SLC Operations

20007 / 20142 / 20189 / 20205

All of these loco's have now been leased to SLC Operations who have been contracted to haul the new Merseyrail Class 777 units between Crewe Carriage Sidings / Arriva Traincare and Kirkdale TMD

South Western Railway


This unit has now transferred to Bournemouth TMD to undergo modification work

Transport for Wales


Now completed it's internal refurb work at Pullmans, Cardiff and is now sporting the TfW White, Red & Grey livery

Transport for Wales


Currently at Pullmans, Cardiff Canton where it will become the latest of the TfW fleet to undergo an internal refurb and receive the TfW livery on it's exterior

Transport for Wales


Completed it's maintenance work at Crewe Arriva Traincare and has now resumed normal status

West Midlands Railway

196002 / 196009

Both of these units have now transferred from Tyseley TMD to the Telford International Railfreight Terminal at Donnington for storage

West Midlands Railway

196003 / 196004

Now transferred from the Telford Railfreight Terminal at Donnington to Tyseley TMD to undergo preperation work for mainline testing

West Midlands Railway


This unit has now transferred from Oxley TMD to Old Dalby to return to the test track

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