railway news

May 2021

23 July 2021

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Number
Detail

Avanti West Coast

390125

This unit has now entered Alstom at Widnes to undergo it's full internal refurbishment

Caledonian Sleeper

73969 / 73970

Both of these loco's have suffered a failure and are currently at Craigentinny TMD awaiting attention

Colas Rail

43251 / 43257 / 43274

These HST power cars have transferred from Neville Hill TMD to Kidderminster on the SVR for storage following their transfer across to Colas Rail for use on the network test trains

Colas Rail

43272 / 43277

These HST power cars have transferred from Derby RTC to Kidderminster on the SVR for storage following their transfer across to Colas Rail for use on the network test trains

Colas Rail

56113

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Barnetby Sidings and has resumed service

Colas Rail

70801

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at the Grangemouth Oil Terminal and has now returned to service

Colas Rail

70811

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road and has resumed duties

DB Cargo

66004

We have been teased today with some preview photo's released by DBC showing this loco in a new green livery. Full details will follow once further information is released

DB Cargo

66018

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

DB Cargo

66055

This loco has now been placed into store (DHLT) at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66055 / 66088

Both of these loco's have been placed into store (DHLT) at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66060

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at the Cemex facility in the Peak Forest and has resumed active duties

DB Cargo

66066

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Mossend Down Yard and has resumed normal service

DB Cargo

66069 / 66075 / 66082

All are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66086

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Tees Yard and has resumed duties

DB Cargo

66109

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

DB Cargo

66111 / 66137

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Mossend Down Yard

DB Cargo

66112

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Immingham TMD and has returned to active service

DB Cargo

66181

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

67016

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

90020 / 90024

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92042

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and has resumed active duties

Direct Rail Services

37069

Awaiting maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

57309

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge 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

66422

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Longport EMD

Direct Rail Services

66423

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

Direct Rail Services

66424

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

88001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

88004

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

Direct Rail Services (DRS)

66091

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

Freightliner

08531

This shunter has now moved back to Felixstowe Docks to resume duties following a period of maintenance at LH Group in Barton-under-Needwood

Freightliner

08585

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

47830

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

Freightliner

59001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

59002

Currently awaiting maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

59102

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Merehead TMD and is back to normal status

Freightliner

59103

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Whatley Quarry and has returned to service

Freightliner

59202

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

Freightliner

66506

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

Freightliner

66510

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66522

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66534

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

Freightliner

66544 / 66590

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

Freightliner

66571

Completed it's bout of maintenance at Leeds Midland Road and has returned to service

Freightliner

66619

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

Freightliner

70004

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and has resumed active duties

Freightliner

70004 / 70016

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and have returned to service

Freightliner

70007

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70020

Completed it's bout of maintenance at Leeds Midland Road and has returned to service

Freightliner

90005 / 90010

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90016

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

GB Railfreight

60047

Has now recovered from it's recent failure at Tyne Dock and has resumed normal service

GB Railfreight

60096

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

66721

Currently at Doncaster Roberts Road having suffered a recent failure and requiring attention

GB Railfreight

66722 / 66789 / 66792

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Peterborough (GBRF) TMD

GB Railfreight

66756 / 66776

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66768

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road and has resumed duties

GB Railfreight

66793

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Tonbridge Yard

GB Railfreight

66795

Having recently arrived into the UK from mainland Europe and undergone maintenance work to bring it in line with UK requirements, this loco has now commenced mainline service with GBRf

Greater Anglia

321419 / 321429

Both of these units have now transferred from Clacton Depot to Worksop Sidings for storage

Locomotive Services Ltd

40145

This loco has now been shown off sporting it's new BR Green livery with the BR Lions & Wheels logo having previously been in BR Blue. Restoration of the loco goes on at Crewe Diesel TMD but plenty of positive progress is being made as LSL seek to get this legacy loco back onto the mainline

Locomotive Services Ltd

43055

This power car has now transferred from Crewe Diesel TMD to Neville Hill TMD for maintenance work following a low speed collision on depot at Crewe

London North Western Railway

730102

The latest of the new Class 730 fleet to be built, this unit has now transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane Works to Crewe Carriage Sidings

London Overground

315809

This unit has finally departed Wolverton Works for a final trip on a low loader to Sims Metal at Newport Docks where it will be scrapped

Loram UK

144005

Loram UK have taken ownership of this unit following the end of it's mainline passenger carrying duties

Network Rail

144012

This unit is now in the hands of Network Rail following the completion of it's life as a passenger working unit

Network Rail

153311

In a slightly surprising twist, this unit has now commenced mainline working with Network Rail having ceased life as a passenger carrying unit. It is believed that 153376 & 153385 will also follow suit in the near future

Rail Operations Group

37800

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Rail Operations Group

37884

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

Rail Operations Group

768001

This newly converted unit has now commenced mainline testing out of Easteligh

South Western Railway

701017

This unit has now transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Worksop Sidings for store pending the commencement of mainline testing / fault free running

South Western Railway

701508 / 701509

Transferred from Worksop Sidings to Derby Litchurch Lane

West Midlands Railway

196112

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