Not sure how these tally up to various reported build numbers yet, so we may have two records for each machine at the moment.
Also, a lot of these baskets are carrying the incorrect check digits lately (the check digits on this website's lists are automatically calculated, ie 912389-2 and 912390-0). Are the labels being printed out incorrectly/have typos?
Yes, this is in the NR compound off Hawkesworth Way. As you approach the blue gates, there is a pale greenish container in the left had corner of the yard against the fence. The 4-4 is behind the container. You can get along the back fence (very narrow) and see it quite easily. No sign of a trailer though.
Recent sighting reports of the Loram grinder do not include this vehicle. I have also seen photos of the unit stabled at Carlisle that gives the impression of just six cars being present. So does anybody know where this is and why it has been taken from within the set ?
The yellow gantry units are listed seperately from the wagons. Although they were usually on the same wagons throughout their lives, they occasionally got put on different wagons (89112 springs to mind).
I think there are several reasons. Firstly, this size of dumper truck generally is less common in the UK than in Eire.
However, although initially popular in the mid 90s when Road Rail technology really took off, road rail dumpers quickly fell out of favour being replaced by ballast boxes on trailers, which are conversely much less common in Eire than in the UK. I suspect this is a much more flexible approach, rather than a dumper which has to be off tracked to turn around.
After being advertised on eBay what remains of this machine - the unpowered chassis, the cab shell and a few minor parts have been purchased by the Isle of Wight Railway Co Ltd and were transported to Havenstreet, Isle of Wight today 3rd October 2017.
It will probably be converted to a flat trailer for use with DX68800 and DX68809.
Noted today inside at Rexquote was a brand new Genie Accessrailer 400 carrying the RIV 912197-9 !!! clear as day, and most definitely NOT a Manitou ! There was another alongside but I was not able to get a number off it. 912370 was in the compound.
I've just driven back up the M5 from Devon and I noted passing J11A heading south, a R/R (looked like a Volvo) lorry with the registration KN52JFO (definitely this number), and I wondered if anybody else has seen it. I wasn't able to get any other details due to speed, direction, watching where I'm going, etc. Does anybody have any ideas ?
I also visited in July - the crawler unit is built by GOS but sadly I couldnt locate any plates despite having a good look at it. I think most components are new but would be very tempted to say that despite the newness of the machine there may be some recovered components from a derelict TracGopher