railway news

May 2021

26 February 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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Avanti West Coast

221110

This is the latest of the Voyager fleet to receive the AWC Green & Silver vinyl's and has now returned to action sporting it's new colours having previously been in the ex VTWC Red & Silver livery (thanks to 221101 Voyager of UKRail Forums for this gen)

Chiltern Railways

68015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Colas Rail

66846

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD

Colas Rail

70802

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD and has returned to service

Colas Rail

70803

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Westbury TMD

DB Cargo

60017

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60024

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66002

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66024

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

DB Cargo

66106

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

DB Cargo

66142 / 66185

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66158

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66170

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

DB Cargo

66171

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

DB Cargo

66200

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

DB Cargo

90024

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD and is now ready for a return to service

DB Cargo

92036

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

DB Cargo

92042

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

57307

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge and is now ready for a return to it's 'Thunderbird' duties

Direct Rail Services

66422

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Locomotive Services Crewe Diesel Depot

Direct Rail Services

88005

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88006

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at both Doncaster Roberts Road and Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and is now ready for a return to work

Freightliner

08691

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

Freightliner

59103

Has now transferred from Whatley Quarry to Merehead TMD where it awaits maintenance work

Freightliner

59202

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66413

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P and has returned to service

Freightliner

66510

Showing as having suffered a failure at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66551

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66557

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66561

Completed it's maintenance work at Southampton Maritime FLT and has returned to service

Freightliner

66591

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

Freightliner

70006

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and has returned to service

Freightliner

70010

Completed it's bout of maintenance at Tunstead and has returned to service

Freightliner

90012

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

90042

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90046 / 90049

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

GB Railfreight

60002

This loco has now been outshopped in GBRf Blue & Yellow with Graham Farish/Bachmann decals applied having previously been in the Colas Yellow & Orange colour scheme. Nameplates are expected to be added but this will be confirmed in due course

GB Railfreight

60096

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Tyne Dock and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66707 / 66726 / 66751

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

GB Railfreight

66708 / 66765

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66729 / 66749

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

92014

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Crewe Electric TMD and is now ready for a return to service

Great Western Railway

769928

Now a completed Class 769, this ex 319 unit has been transferred from Loughborough Works to Nemesis Rail at Burton-on-Trent for storage pending a period of testing

Great Western Railway

769937

Having been converted from 319437, this unit has now transferred from Loughborough Works to Wolverton Works. It will now require a period of testing prior to it entering service with GWR

Greater Anglia

317650 / 317658

Both of these units have now been transferred from Ilford TMD to Ely Papworth Sidings for storage

Greater Anglia

321348 / 321442

Both of these units have today transferred from Harwich Parkeston Quay Sidings to Sims Metals at Newport Docks for disposal

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

25278

Has left the NYMR for a little holiday at Leeds Midland Road where it will undergo tyre turning work

Rail Operations Group

37510

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P and has returned to service

Railway Support Services

08752

Has today completed it's transfer to Crewe Arriva Traincare / Crewe LNWR having spent last night at Crewe Heritage Centre having arrived there by road transport from Wishaw

Railway Support Services

08922

This shunter has left Longport EMD but at the time of typing this, it's new location was unknown. Presumably it has either gone home to Wishaw or to RSS's secondary base at the Chasewater Railway

West Midlands Railway

196002 / 196003 / 196004 / 196107

These are the latest of the new Class 196 fleet to arrive into the UK for WMR. The units are currently at Portbury Docks pending a transfer to the West Midlands

West Midlands Railway

196106

This is the latest of the new fleet to have commenced testing / mileage accumulation workings

West Midlands Railway

730002

Having undergone testing work on the Old Dalby test track, this newly produced unit has now transferred from there to Crewe LNWR/Arriva Traincare - possibly in readiness to commence mainline testing?