Dean Forest Railway - Jack-a-packers and Pianos - Preservation - Forum
Dean Forest Railway - Jack-a-packers and Pianos
Posted: 26 May 2015, 17:51
im member of the Dean forest railway p way department and at the railway we have a couple of Permaquip Ballast Packers machines "jack-a-packers " at the railway numbers BP039-74033 and BP040- 74034
also we have some "Piano" rail slewing machines numbers:- 60123, 60128 and 60132
we are looking to get these machine works so are looking for any info / manuals on them would be helpfully
Posted: 26 May 2015, 22:57
Interesting - not heard these called pianos before....?!
Posted: 27 May 2015, 15:03
not sure if that what official called but it what we called them
Posted: 27 May 2015, 20:26
Robert- can't help with your request, but I noticed your sighting of a Geismar EGO trolley. I don't suppose you have, or can acquire, any more details about this machine - numbers if possible please?
Posted: 27 May 2015, 22:46
A visit today to Norchard found the EGO 4 under restoration in its own shed the other side of the track. The builders plate has been removed for safekeeping, but the identity of ST/04/10 is believed correct. The trailer 011208 is outside the shed under a tarpaulin, and is also under restoration, as are three other split trailers outside the shed. HGR 230 60128 was sold to a local scrapyard in 2012 as it was just a pile of bits.
Posted: 28 May 2015, 18:50
no worries about my request I know it was a long shot . as roger have said we had a Geismar ego trolley which we are giving new coat of paint as well as a number of other p way trolley we have . will check on the number of it on sunday
Posted: 28 June 2015, 21:17
fyi we've managed to obtain the paperwork for:
Permaquip Ballast Packer Mark IV
Plasser & Theurer HGR230
Posted: 1 September 2015, 06:42
How is the restoration progressing with the Jacker Packers?
Posted: 1 December 2018, 21:47
BP039 has been moved to the other side of the Severn where it it currently being stripped down,cleaned and will be rebuilt by volunteers from Vale of Berkeley Railway ( the other half of the line which was split when the Severn Rail bridge came down).