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UID HOBC machine - 2001?
Posted: 23 June 2014, 20:33
Digging through the attic, I found a photo I took of 47772 at Market Harborough on the 10th August 2001 with a track machine in tow. It's not unlike 92286, 76503, 92432 etc, but none of these were built back then. Unfortunately I can't make out the number, but does anyone have an idea what this machine could have been?
Posted: 24 June 2014, 06:34
That would have been the prototype HOBC built in the 1990's. The HOBC was the Kershaw 76101. The support vehicles NFS ballast train 92223-92254 & 92259-92262 plus power wagon 92264 and the MFS spoil train 92241-92262 plus power wagon 92263.
The support vehicles are still in service with the MOBC's.
Posted: 24 June 2014, 08:16
Could also have been 76323 or 324 which were built in 2000/1?...
Posted: 25 June 2014, 12:46
Thanks for the help, think it will be one of 76323 or 4, I think it has a cab at either end, will try and work it out when I get round to scanning the picture in!