railway news

May 2021

24 June 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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Colas Rail

43045 / 43060

Having been on lease to Colas Rail to test out the feasibility of further HST use on test trains, both of these, now stored, power cars have been returned off lease to Porterbrook

Colas Rail

56302

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at the Grangemouth Oil Terminal

Colas Rail

66849

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Barnetby Sidings

DB Cargo

325009

Completed it's tyre turning maintenance at Toton TMD and has returned to Crewe Electric TMD to resume service

DB Cargo

60017

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

DB Cargo

60019

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Margam T.C. and has returned to service

DB Cargo

60024 / 60092

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66006

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66047

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

DB Cargo

66150

This loco has now transferred from Acton Yard to Toton TMD to continue it's exam/maintenance work

DB Cargo

66197

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

DB Cargo

90019 / 90036

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

Direct Rail Services

66122

Awaiting maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66431

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

Direct Rail Services

66432

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

88001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Midlands Railway

156907 / 156909 / 156916 / 156917

After a short life with EMR, these units have today transferred from Derby Etches Park to Barrow Hill for storage pending an anticipated move to Northern

Freightliner

47830

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

Freightliner

66415

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

Freightliner

66503

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66512 / 66557

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

Freightliner

66556 / 66598

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

Freightliner

66590

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

Freightliner

66605

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

Freightliner

66618

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70001

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70007

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

Freightliner

70014

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

Freightliner

70015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

90011

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

Freightliner

90041 / 90046

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

GB Railfreight

66753

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

66754

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Tuebrook Sidings and has resumed normal duties

GB Railfreight

66756

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tuebrook Sidings

GB Railfreight

66787

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Down Decoy and has now resumed normal duties

GB Railfreight

73128

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

92023

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

London North Eastern Railway

91105 / 91119

Both of these loco's are now back in revenue earning service having completed their period of heavy maintenance

London North Western Railway

350117

This unit is now in the full LNWR Green & Grey livery having previously spent time in the unbranded plain grey livery

London North Western Railway

350119

Now in the unbranded plain grey livery with the green doors having had it's ex London Midland livery removed at Long Marston

South Western Railway

442411

This is the latest of this fleet to be transferred to Wolverton Works where it will become a parts donor for the Class 458 family prior to disposal

Southeastern Railway

465017 / 465019

Both of these units have today transferred to Worksop Sidings for a period of storage

West Coast Railway Company

47760

Having been undergoing maintenance at Nemesis Rail in Burton-Upon-Trent since April 2019, this loco has finally resurfaced and has been dragged back to the WCRC base at Carnforth