A visit to the old APEL premises on 1/7 found all signage had been removed and the building being emptied, and this machine and 911354 have been removed. We were told that it is possible Quattro may acquire the premises.
On seeing the listing for the Geismar MAN lorries at Fitzgeralds on Sat. 29/6, to find on Mon. 1/7 that this vehicle and five others had left, and two that were there since early 2019 were not mentioned. Were the numbers assumed ?
Looking at the sightings, photos and comments I think it would be fair to say that this machine is getting a lot of use - from regular work on switch/crossing renewals to extra things like rerailing etc.
We should start worrying when another 100++ of them are purchased...
So I think with the seven 4x4s at Chesterfield the totals still tally as I think there was previously 32 here (although if there's a new arrival things could have changed more?) Trailers I think there used to be 30 here so with only 8 at Chesterfield we're missing a few now...?
I should have replied to this earlier. It help's give me more understanding of Railway Practice.
DUAL GAUGE WORKING
as per picture 1103-22 is actually working on dual track.
For the sharp eyed amongst you the machine is working on Standard Gauge Track. The outside rail on the bottom left, of the picture , to the left, forms, the Standard Gauge track whilst the inner rail forms the outer rail of The Glasgow Underground 4ft gauge track.
Once the tamping has been completed the machine will move back.
The extreme LH Rail will get lifted to form the 4ft gauge.
Wondered how they would do it but when you actually see it is very simple.