railway news

May 2021

25 April 2021

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Number
Detail

Avanti West Coast

221107

This Voyager is now sporting the AWC Green & Silver colours having previously been in the de-branded VTWC red colours

Cross Country

170519

It is believed that this unit has transferred to Bristol St Phillips Marsh TMD to receive the extra carriage - carriage 56631 from unit 170631

Cross Country

170618 (ex 170518)

This unit has now returned from Bristol St Phillips Marsh with carriage 56630 (formerly of 170630) added to make it a 3 car unit - now also renumbered to 170618

GB Railfreight

66767

This loco has been named "King's Cross PSB 1971-2021" to honour the closure of the signal box at King's Cross (thanks to user contribution from Raymond for this gen)

Greater Anglia

720568

This is another of the new GA fleet to head out for mainline testing runs

Northern Trains

144001

Carriage 55824 has now been transferred to Nottinghamshire Fire Service for use as a training vehicle

Severn Valley Railway

08635

This previously stored shunter is now being used as part of the "Harrier HydroShunter Project" at the SVR. This is a project to convert this shunter to allow it to run using hydrogen and is a scheme the SVR have partnered with the University of Birmingham to create