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September 2020

14 September 2020

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Detail

Chiltern Railways

165028

Has moved from Aylesbury TMD to Long Marston for maintenance work (thanks to Peter C of UK Rail Forums for this info)

Chiltern Railways

165032

Has now returned to Aylesbury TMD after a brief stint at Long Marston for maintenance work (thanks to Peter C of UK Rail Forums for this info)

Chiltern Railways

68012 & 68013

Completed their exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and Crewe Gresty Bridge respectively and both have now returned to Wembley TMD to resume work with Chiltern

Colas Rail

56078

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

Colas Rail

66848

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas)

Colas Rail

70806

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas)

Colas Rail / East Midlands Railway

43050 & 43060

Both of these power cars are now in the COTS Colas pool after their recent move to Derby RTC following release from East Midlands Railway

DB Cargo

60019

At Deepcar Stocksbridge Works undergoing maintenance

DB Cargo

60024

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

DB Cargo

60054

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60100

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

DB Cargo

66012

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

DB Cargo

66013 & 66065

Both are now awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66044

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66077

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

DB Cargo

66078

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

DB Cargo

66088

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66124

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66133 & 66197

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

DB Cargo

66155

Has now transferred from Toton TMD to Wigan Springs Branch TMD and then from Wigan to Warrington - still stored WFMS

DB Cargo

66183 & 66186

Both of these stored locos have now transferred to Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

66199

Now undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

90029

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

90037

Undergoing a repaint into DB Red from EWS Red/Yellow whilst in store (WFMS) at Toton

DB Cargo

92011

Having recently transferred to Dollands Moor for maintenance, this loco is now back at Crewe Electric where it awaits a depot transfer

DB Cargo

92015 & 92041

Both now undergoing exam/maintenance at Dollands Moor

DB Cargo / Transport for Wales

67008

Is undergoing a repaint into TfW colours at Toton TMD

Direct Rail Services

37401 & 37405

Both have completed their maintenance at Derby RTC and have returned to Crewe Gresty Bridge. Unfortunately, 37405 has had to become a parts donor to keep 401 running and is therefore currently a non-runner

Direct Rail Services

37425

Having completed it's lengthy period of maintenance at Derby RTC last month, this loco has now transferred back to Crewe Gresty Bridge and is now ready for service

Direct Rail Services

57307

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

Direct Rail Services

66305

Completed it's maintenance at Daventry and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

66424

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

Direct Rail Services

88001

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Freightliner

59102

At Merehead TMD awaiting maintenance

Freightliner

59205

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

Freightliner

66522 & 66541

Both now undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66558

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

Freightliner

66562

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

Freightliner

66569

After a recent failure at Southampton, the loco has been transferred to Leeds Midland Road where it now awaits maintenance

Freightliner

66585

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

Freightliner

66588

At Leeds Midland Road awaiting maintenance

Freightliner

66598

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P

Freightliner

66599

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66601

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

Freightliner

66605

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

Freightliner

66952

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

70001

At Southampton Maritime FLT awaiting maintenance

Freightliner

70003

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

70005

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

Freightliner

70008

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

Freightliner

86609 & 86639

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

Freightliner

90003

Completed it's maintenance and has returned to service

Freightliner

90004, 90005, 90008, 90009, 90012, 90013 & 90015

These ex Greater Anglia locos have now been reinstated to an active FLR pool after being in store since their transfer in May 2020. Now awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90016

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

60095

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

GB Railfreight

66707, 66740, 66751 & 66787

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

GB Railfreight

66708

Showing as failed and requiring attention at Peterborough GBRF Depot

GB Railfreight

66711

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Longport EMD

GB Railfreight

66738, 66741 & 66748, 66760

All now undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66745

Has now transferred from Eastleigh Works to Doncaster Roberts Road to undergo it's exam/maintenance

GB Railfreight

66783

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

73109

Renamed "Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary" to commemorate and remember the fantastic efforts of our RAF boys during World War 2

GB Railfreight

73141 & 73965

Completed it's exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

92006

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

Grand Central

Multiple Class 90's

Sad news from Grand Central over the weekend as they confirmed they have had to abandon their plans to run 90's and Mark 4 coaching stock from Blackpool to London Euston due to the ongoing issues with the covid virus - full statement can be found here https://www.grandcentralrail.com/news/2020/grand-centrals-planned-blackpool-london-route-falls-victim-covid-19/

Great Western Railway

43171

Has now transferred to Doncaster Wabtec for maintenance

Locomotive Services Ltd

40145

Completed it's maintenance and then enjoyed a stint working the Rail Charters S&C services between Appleby & Skipton on Saturday 12th September. Now back at Crewe TMD

Northern Trains

144008, 144012, 144015, 144018 & 144021

All of these stored units have transferred from Heaton TMD to Worksop Sidings

Northern Trains

195020

This new unit has now entered revenue earning service

Rail Operations Group

37601

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P

Transport for Wales

67017

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Arriva Traincare

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