Fire at Strathspey - Preservation - Forum
Fire at Strathspey
Posted: 15 July 2019, 20:54
Reports of a fire in the shed at Boat of Garten:
Facebook post suggests at least one packer and "muscleman" were in there.
They have also put out a plea for any other available packers if any lay unused.
List suggests they had quite a few here?
More items may also be destroyed sadly...
Posted: 15 July 2019, 21:03
I suspect BP005 is / was the operational one whilst 001, 013 and 030 used for spares?
Posted: 10 August 2019, 15:47
I haven't heard any more on this other than the contents of shed was all trashed. Could be a fair proportion of their plant items gone...
Posted: 11 August 2019, 17:31
From what I've been told, nothing was salvageable. All equipment gone.
Real shame for a lot of the guys who paid for items out of their own pockets.
Posted: 16 August 2019, 20:02
Sightings have appeared of some of their items. Looks like the Ego4s have escaped at Aviemore. Expect the remains of the shed will be a no go area anyway.
Posted: 16 August 2019, 21:28
I took some pictures as I was passing on the train today and it's a very sorry sight.
Can upload later if you wish.
Looking at them, the other 2 EGOs have also survived by being outside but 62211 is among the casualties.
Posted: 16 August 2019, 22:11
Thanks Andrew. Could you email to us please?
Posted: 16 August 2019, 22:31
Will do, Ben, after the weekend.
Posted: 20 August 2019, 10:11
So after Jonathan’s comments and Andrew’s sightings at Aviemore / Boat of Garten it would appear the following are “safe”:
BP001,013 & 030
The Wickham 940099
EGO4s and trailers 011051, 909005, 909157, 909162, 909265
Platform lift 902019
The JCB and O&K RRVs
Fire I think has claimed BP005 and the slewer 62211
On the “fate unknown” list:
Crane 2619 – but suspect this may have been missed in the yard?
EGO trailers 011244 & 011547
Lesmac trailer 013004
Lesmac trolleys 901003 & 901047
EGO4s 909153 & 909158 (possibly still surviving as Andrew's comment)
Almost certain the Ego5 901026 is not still present (no sightings since 2013)
Posted: 20 August 2019, 20:02
I have now seen Andrew's interesting photos showing the burnt out shed and yard area (from passing train.) You can clearly see the shell of a packer and slewer inside. The other packers appear to be visible outside at the back.
A Lesmac is visible in one photo so at least one of those survive and also two Ego4s confirmed - presumably the two listed above (that weren't noted at Aviemore.)
Posted: 23 August 2019, 21:05
I am told that all Ballast Packers were lost in the fire and Strathsprey keen on replacements, if anyone can help?