railway news

May 2021

30 March 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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Detail

Chiltern Railways

68010

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Chiltern Railways

68011

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge and has now returned to Wembley TMD to resume it's duties on the Chilterns

Colas Rail

70801

Currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Oxwellmains

Colas Rail

70806

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD

Colas Rail

70810

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Westbury TMD

Colas Rail

70814

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

DB Cargo

66004

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Tootn TMD

DB Cargo

66005

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

DB Cargo

66006 / 66069

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Toton TMD and have returned to service

DB Cargo

66027 / 66051 / 66085

All are currently waiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66089

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

DB Cargo

66156

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

DB Cargo

66162 / 66170

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Toton TMD and have returned to service

DB Cargo

66164

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66221

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

67007

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

DB Cargo

67023 / 67027

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

90029 / 90039

Both have completed their exam/maintenance at Mossend and are now ready for a return to action

DB Cargo

90034

Has been reinstated to an active pool having been in store at Crewe Electric TMD since 16/03/21

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

20118 / 20132

These Harry Needle loco's have moved to DCR on a loan basis

Direct Rail Services

37059

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

37069

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

Direct Rail Services

37407

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

Direct Rail Services

37424 / 37425

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66421 / 66431

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66425

Has now completed a lengthy period of maintenance at Longport EMD and is back in active service

Direct Rail Services

66428

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

Direct Rail Services

66429

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

Direct Rail Services

66432

Has transferred from Carlisle Kingmoor TMD to Doncaster Roberts Road to continue it's maintenance work - presumably for a go on the wheel lathe

Direct Rail Services

66434

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

Direct Rail Services

68017

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88007

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

Direct Rail Services

88009

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

East Midlands Railway

43274

Currently in the depot at Neville Hill TMD undergoing a repaint into an, as yet, unknown livery

Ed Murray & Sons

08669

This shunter has moved from Wabtec at Doncaster to LH Group Services at Barton Under Needwood where it is now undergoing maintenance work

Freightliner

59001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66506

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66509 / 66558

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

Freightliner

66511

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

66533

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66537

Awaiting maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66538

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

Freightliner

66543 / 66567

Both have completed their bout of maintenance work at Southampton Maritime FLT and have returned to service

Freightliner

66561 / 66562

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Stoke Gifford

Freightliner

66566 / 66593 / 66596

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

Freightliner

66570

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

Freightliner

66572

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66594

Awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66602

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66613

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Earles Sidings in the Hope Valley

Freightliner

66614

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Earles Sidings and has returned to service

Freightliner

66617

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

Freightliner

66956

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

Freightliner

70004

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70016

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

Freightliner

70020

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

Freightliner

90004

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90048

This loco has transferred from Crewe Basford Hall to Wolverton Works where it will undergo a repaint (believed to be) into the FLR G&W Orange & Black livery. This is a notable change for the loco as it will be the first time it will have different colours to the 2 tone grey it appeared in after it's build

GB Railfreight

59003

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Eastleigh Works and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

60095

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

GB Railfreight

60096

Currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

66721 / 66740

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66728 / 66737

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66735

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bescot TMD

GB Railfreight

66743

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Belmont Yard and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66756

Suffered a failure and is now in need of some attention at Whitemoor Yard

GB Railfreight

66770

Suffered a failure and is now in need of attention at Doncaster Down Decoy

GB Railfreight

66772

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66777

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Bardon Hill and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66793

Having received it's new Railfreight Construction livery, this newly imported loco has now commenced active service with GBRf

GB Railfreight

66795

The latest of the imported Class 66's to receive new colours, this one has now been outshopped in the standard GBRf Blue & Yellow livery at Toton TMD. Now transferred to Longport EMD to continue it's maintenance work

GB Railfreight

66797

Has now transferred from Longport EMD to Doncaster Roberts Road to continue it's prep work to UK specifications

GB Railfreight

92033

Awaiting maintenance at Wembley TMD

GB Railfreight

92038

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

Greater Anglia

720563

Another completed unit to roll of the Derby Litchurch Lane production line and has now been transferred to Wembley for store pending testing

Loram UK

20227

This loco has now transferred from the North Norfolk Railway to the Midland Railway at Butterley

N/A - Scrapped

37710

Having been stripped of all parts, the cutting down of this loco has now commenced at Carnforth

Northern Trains

142004 / 142058 / 142065 / 142068 / 142070 / 142071 / 142095

All of these have now been officially taken off lease by Northern, meaning they have no pacers on their books. Most of these will become parts donors for other preserved units with the Wensleydale Railway having already taken some seating out of 1 or 2 of these units

South Western Railway

701023

This unit has been completed at Derby Litchurch Lane and has now transferred south to Eastleigh where it will remain until testing commences

South Western Railway

701505

Our records indicate that this is the first of the 701/5 fleet to come off the production line at Derby Litchurch Lane. Has now been transferred to Worksop for store, pending testing

Transport for Wales

150253

Newly painted into the TfW Red, White & Grey colour scheme, this unit is now back out in service

Transport for Wales

158818

Has today transferred to Doncaster Wabtec where it will undergo exam/maintenance work

West Coast Railway Company / Rail Operations Group

47812 / 47813 / 47815 / 47848

All of these loco's have now officially transferred from ROG operations to WCRC pool codes. They remain at Worksop for now but will undoubtedly transfer to Carnforth at some point to begin their new life

West Midlands Railway

196010

This is the latest of this fleet to arrive into the West Midlands - this one transferring direct to it's new home at Tyseley TMD