New tampers - On-Track Machines - Forum
Posted: 11 August 2019, 17:34
Following the new NR contract for supply of Tampers is there any news regarding new machines coming to the country?
Posted: 11 August 2019, 18:39
To British Isles generally or Scotland in particular?
Posted: 11 August 2019, 18:55
Should have added that the 2 ex Babcock GWS 75 tampers will be replaced this year & will be owned by NR Scottish Region
Hope this helps
For the rest of UK sorry but no idea
Posted: 11 August 2019, 19:21
Think this is the current situation unless anyone can update...
2/4 new Plassers delivered (75008 & 75009)
1/2 new Matisas delivered (75503)
0/2 Plasser tampers
0/4 Plasser tampers
The two new Plasser GWS75s Jim mentioned have a new name - Robel ROMITAMP - and are due imminently, if not already delivered. Don't think these are part of the main big plant contracts original question was asking about though.
Posted: 11 August 2019, 21:34
I heard one of the new Robel Tampers has been on test at Wirksworth but this was a few weeks ago.
Posted: 11 August 2019, 21:44
UK generally. Good to see investment coming.
Posted: 15 August 2019, 21:23
Colas, 4 09 Unimat machine with DTS, 2 delivered, following 2 machines due October.
Volker, equivalent "Unimat" machines, 1 delivered, one later this year, Non DTS.
Balfour, 08 Unimat machines (new breed), 2 to be delivered later this year, Non DTS.
BS Rail, 09 Unimat machine with DTS, 4 to be delivered.
Posted: 15 August 2019, 21:26
Forgot to add, "System 7" V4.0 Tamper being built for UK spec, no other details so far....