Hi Nick, yes I wasn't 100% confident when I first saw it off the train, but it was the only thing I could imagine it was.When o saw this photo on WNXX, comparing to the photos of the machine on here I knew it couldn't be it, unless it has had a complete remake.The machine I saw Does have rail wheels, the same size and look of 30001....it's definitely not just a road vehicle or even a forklift for that matter...
Not unprecedented, but unusual nonetheless, this machine is currently being used with a Movax piling attachment on the Smart Motorway project on the M23. It is working on the northbound side currently located in the proximity of the Redhill-Tonbridge line under bridge. As of yesterday, it was one of 90 machines plus on this 12 mile stretch of work - not that I was counting!
I have a feeling I saw this machine yesterday coming past on the train from the Derby line into Crewe.A small yellow (looking quite clean I must say) vehicle with small wheels, uncovered near to the fenced off compound where the derelict steam engines are, but over towards the shed...could that be this? Or is there some other small machine there now....
This is currently being collected from Eastleigh works. Due to go to Plasser for refurb apparently. 999800 was taken there too yesterday. Interestingly Allelys are able to get their trailers around the very tight corners of the railway bridge on Campbell Road. Most other vehicles have to be delivered to east yard and moved across by rail. Thanks to DS
This machine is out of use inside TRS Basingstoke, and indeed I suspect hasn't moved since my previous visit in 2017. It is being gradually robbed of parts to keep other 988P's going. I believe that the two sightings at Cwmbran in 2018 are therefore not correct.
On the subject of foreign photos, can I ask that people actually put in a title containing vehicle numbers/types/country etc (I had to fill in/guess what a lot of this batch were, hence the "?" in the title). Likewise please fill in tags containing country/machine type etc.
It all helps with the approval process, and also helps people find photos easily.