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Machine at GWSR
Posted: 31 July 2017, 16:10
Saw this little machine at Winchcombe on the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway at the gala yesterday. Anyone know anything about it, I can't seem to find it on the site?
Posted: 31 July 2017, 16:11
Not sure if the image has come out right, just copy and paste the link (without the IMG tags) into the URL bar to view it!
Posted: 31 July 2017, 17:45
Hi I copied the link but it still didn't work.
If you do a search on this site for "Gloucestershire" is it any of the listed machines?
Posted: 31 July 2017, 18:38
I've uploaded the photo to this site but I'm just waiting for it to be approved. That search doesn't throw up any machines that fit unfortunately!
Posted: 31 July 2017, 20:17
Looks like BP065
Doesn't appear on the list for G&WSR as it is owned by a contractor and travels from site-to-site depending on where it's needed.
Posted: 1 August 2017, 07:27
Ah yes, that looks right, thank you.
Posted: 1 August 2017, 09:20
That's correct, it's B & R Track Services's ballast packer. It came in on hire earlier this year to work on the Broadway extension, primarily to help get the section from Laverton to Buckland open to passenger-carrying traffic. It'll stay until such time as a customer elsewhere wishes to hire it.
Posted: 1 August 2017, 13:48
One of the tampers and a regulator from the same company have also been working there.
I believe another session is due soon.