• Springs Branch goes live again

    Springs Branch goes live again



    NEW overhead line equipment has been switched on at the reactivated Springs Branch depot in Wigan.  The former BR diesel depot and EWS disposal site will reopen as a new £46million depot for Northern EMUs and DMUs from December. Springs Branch has been rebuilt with new stabling and servicing facilities for 24 Northern electric and…

  • Old German locos substitute for modern EMUs

    Old German locos substitute for modern EMUs



    VETERAN electric locos have made a comeback on several routes in Germany. They are replacing modern EMUs, which are out of service because of accident damage or maintenance. In December, three routes in western Germany had these temporary stand-ins operating, two of them using Class 110 electric locos originally built for West German Railways (Deutsche…

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