railway news

November 2020

16 November 2020

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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AC Locomotive Group

89001

At Soho TMD, the legendary 'badger' has gone pan up on live 25kv overheads for the first time in 20 years and moving, albeit a short distance, under its own power. A massive step forward towards seeing this machine back on the mainline. Massive credit to the AC Locomotive Group for making this happen!

Avanti West Coast

390011

This is the latest Pendolino to appear in the 'partial' Avanti West Coast livery with each driving car in the green livery and the rest of the unit in the white

Colas Rail

56049

Undergoing maintenance at Grangemouth Oil Terminal

Colas Rail

56087

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft and has returned to service

Colas Rail

70801

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Nottingham Eastcroft

Colne Valley Railway / East Lancashire Railway

51339 & 51382

These 2 carriages, forming a Class 117 set, have been sold to Pressed Steel Heritage and have been transferred, by road, from the East Lancashire Railway to the Colne Valley Railway

DB Cargo

60015

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66014

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66015

Has now transferred from Scunthorpe Trent Yard to Toton TMD, where it now awaits maintenance

DB Cargo

66020 & 66024

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66034

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Hoo Junction Up Yard

DB Cargo

66105 & 66199

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

DB Cargo

66112

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66142 & 66167

Both are awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66171

Has transferred from Alexandra Docks to Toton TMD, where it now awaits maintenance

DB Cargo

92015

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

Direct Rail Services

37059

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

Direct Rail Services

37407

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

Direct Rail Services

37419

Undergoing exam/maintenance at York Works

Direct Rail Services

66031

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

Direct Rail Services

66424

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

Direct Rail Services

68005

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68006

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

Direct Rail Services

68008

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge

Direct Rail Services

88001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

88005

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

East Midlands Railway

43277 & 43290

Both of these stored power cars have now been transferred from Barrow Hill to Nemesis Rail at Burton

Freightliner

59103

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66525 & 66528

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66536

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66571

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66603

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

Freightliner

66615

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66623

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66951

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

Freightliner

70001, 70002 & 70011

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

86622

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90006 & 90043

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

Freightliner

90009

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

GB Railfreight

60076

This loco being off maintenance was short-lived as it's transfer from Doncaster Belmond to Toton is now complete and it awaits further maintenance at Toton TMD

GB Railfreight

60095

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

GB Railfreight

66716

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66767

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

GB Railfreight

ZA723 (66723), 66764, 66766, 66784 & 66785

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight / Caledonian Sleeper

73968 & 73969

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Craigentinny TMD

GB Railfreight / Caledonian Sleeper

73970

Undergoing maintenance work at Inverness Motorail Terminal

Greater Anglia

317656 & 317661

Both of these stored units have been transferred to Raxstar at Eastleigh Works for scrapping - the first of the GA 317 fleet to face the cutters torch!

Greater Anglia / East Midlands Railway

360117

This unit has now transferred from Ilford TMD to Northampton TMD for modifications to allow it to run at 110mph on the MML when it transfers across to EMR

Northern Trains / Rail Operations Group

319377

This ex Northern unit has transferred from store at Long Marston to Eastleigh Works where I believe it will undergo conversion to a Class 769 Parcels unit for ROG

Rail Operations Group

47812

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Barrow Hill and is now ready for a return to service

Rail Operations Group

47815

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

South Western Railway

442415

This stored unit has now transferred from Wolverton TMD to Bournemouth TMD

Transport for Wales

67008

Completed it's maintenance at Cardiff Canton TMD and has returned to service