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Australian RM74 Ballast Cleaner
Posted: 3 April 2012, 20:31
Some interesting videos of a shiny Australian RM74 ballast cleaner in action over on youtube:
Posted: 4 April 2012, 18:28
I take it they have a different weight limit for wheeled vehicles working over sleepers in Australia?
Posted: 6 April 2012, 19:23
Judging by other video's, this could be an ex-BR/Fastline machine, I can spot a few mods, such as the crossfall beam brackets and other things that was carried out over here.
Posted: 7 April 2012, 07:44
Agree with you there LM. The cabs look too narrow to be a continental gauge machine.
Posted: 7 April 2012, 19:19
We don't seem to have any RM74s listed as going to Oz...? but we do have a note that some bogies from a scrapped example went there so it perhaps makes sense. If anyone knows what this machine is please let us know...
Posted: 7 April 2012, 21:18
As above, the brackets on the troughs for laser mast and crossfall beam, also the outriggers appear to have the infrared transmitters/receivers (although not in use, or on override in the video).
These was all BR ER mods, not standard Plasser, so I'm pretty convinced this is an ex-fastline machine.
Posted: 7 April 2012, 22:14
I think I've finally tracked it down. 76308, sent to Italy in 2010, refurbished by Avantgarde...
Posted: 8 April 2012, 00:01
Cracking find Vince!
Posted: 19 April 2012, 08:04
terry wall, vince, i think your wright i work 76308 the left hand trough a steel plate on the bottum of the trough