1 December 2013
News in 'Preservation' category
1 September 2013
A round-up of on-track plant, road-railer and trailer news from August 2013.
1 July 2013
A round-up of on-track plant, road-railer and trailer news from June 2013.
3 June 2013
A round-up of on-track plant and road-railer news from May 2013.
6 July 2011
Six years ago DR98500, a Plasser TASC45, moved from Perth to the Nene Valley Railway for preservation. Earlier this year, work was finally completed on machines and a small ceremony was held last week to celebrate completion of the work.
5 January 2011
After a relatively quiet period since the last report, here is the third update for Road Rail equipment.
15 July 2010
A few developments with the former Jarvis / Fastline fleet...
30 September 2009
A lot of redundant OTP (mainly Fastline-owned) is currently being cleared...
24 August 2009
A summary of recent happenings...
24 April 2009
Another quick round up of recent news.
2 April 2009 - thanks to Jonathan Flood for this article
Jonathan's second round-up of all things Wickham...
13 March 2009
Some of the railway companies have been having a spring clean.
8 February 2009 - thanks to Jonathan Flood for this article
First in a series of Wickham News from Jonathan Flood.
28 January 2009
Another Permaquip is joining the OTPPG collection at Longhoughton.
1 January 2009
Fastline have recently had a clear-out at Doncaster Marshgate...
26 November 2008
Another two machines escape the scrapman!
24 April 2008 - thanks to Ben Williams, Fastline, Brian Stanway, Roy Hennefer, Dave Denton, Les Wild, AB for this article
Several items of stored plant have recently moved. Some good, and some bad...
24 November 2007 - thanks to Dave Shell for this article
Longhoughton is becoming quite the Permaquip hotspot lately. Three more arrived in the middle of November...
17 October 2007
It's been quite a while since the last news update. Not too much has happened - mainly a few preservation movements...
29 September 2007
We're happy to announce the latest acquisition for the OTPPG - Permaquip PCT 98702 formerly at Paignton and latterly at Fawley Hill.
21 April 2007
A quick round up of some of Spring's OTP news.
17 September 2006 - thanks to Stuart Taylor for the photo. Vince for this article
Another few months have gone by - quite a lot has happened this time!
26 July 2006
A few interesting moves have happened in the last week or so.
4 July 2006
Not a lot has happened lately, but I'll do a quick round up anyway.
16 March 2006 - thanks to Roy Hennefer, Pete Winch, Ben Williams for this article
Time for another quick round up of recent happenings in the OTP world.
21 February 2006 - thanks to Roger Cooke for this article
The two Ransomes and Rapier 45-ton steam cranes that have been languishing at Swindon since 1989 have finally moved to preservation sites.
21 January 2006
Some OTP news that didn't get reported during 2005.
8 October 2005 - thanks to Roy Hennefer, Pete Winch, Ben Williams, Keith Gunner. Russell Wear for this article
Another few months have passed since the last update, and another few things have happened.
24 April 2005 - thanks to Chas Tallis, Charlie Cross, Pete Winch, Ben Williams for this article
A quick round up of recent (and not-so-recent) happenings..
5 January 2005
Well well well, what a morning! Thought I'd better cover at least one major OTPPG event..
22 December 2004
The plan somehow came together up in Stranraer on Monday December 20th - at times I thought it wasn't going to and the preceding Saturday and Sunday turned into long days of waiting around and not much happening!
11 December 2004
DX68706 has finally arrived at it's new preservation base, the Colne Valley Railway.
2 December 2004 - thanks to Chas Tallis, Peter Hall, Cromptoneer, Dave Shell, Brian Loughlin for this article
Quite a lot has happened during the last few months!
22 November 2004
An unexpected turn of events occurred on Friday 19th November.
12 November 2004
To bring things up to date, a quick round-up of what has been happening with the OTPPG in the last month or so.
7 October 2004
The whole project was born in June 2004 after an inquisitive email to First Engineering regarding an item of on track plant that had been stored inside a shed near Stranraer Town station for at least the last ten years.
9 August 2004 - thanks to Vince, Al Weiss, Pete Winch for this article
It has been a couple of months since the last update. Not much has happened though...
1 June 2004 - thanks to Charlie Cross, Roj Fraser, Ben Williams, Peter Hall, Keith Gunner,Pete Winch for this article
A quick update regarding recent OTP developments.
13 December 2003 - thanks to Chas Tallis for this article
The oldest Network Rail registered tamper is finally going for preservation!
31 October 2003
Two preserved items of plant have recently been advertised for sale by Car Services UK.
6 July 2003
As most of you may remember, we organised a weekend where most of you went out trying to find as many vehicle as possible. This was very successful - thank you everyone who took part. We are now planning weekend 2, but with a twist.
29 March 2003 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article
One area not covered very well on both the internet and in books is the scrapping of snowploughs. This section aims to rectifiy that.
8 October 2002
Here is a quick update of which items of plant have been preserved recently.
14 February 2002 - thanks to Mike Gorton for this article
After languising for many months at Crewe OTPD, GTRM have recently sold their Matisa A05C tamper to the Welsh Highland Railway Ltd.
5 January 2002 - thanks to Brian Cunningham for this article
Ever wondered why 68801 isn't in the OTP2000 book? Did you think it had been scrapped?
5 January 2002 - thanks to Paul Lemon for this article
Balfour Beatty has sold 81318, and it is now residing at the nearby Colne Valley Railway.
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