News in 'Road Railers' category

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - January & February 2018

1 March 2018

A round-up of road-railer deliveries during January & February 2018.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - December 2017

3 January 2018

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during December 2017.

Road-Railer Roundup - November 2017

5 December 2017

A round-up of road-railer deliveries during November 2017.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - October 2017

7 November 2017

A round-up of road-railer deliveries during October 2017.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - September 2017

13 October 2017

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during September 2017 (sorry it's late!).

Road-Railer Roundup - August 2017

1 September 2017

A round-up of road-railer deliveries during August 2017.

Road-Railer Roundup - July 2017

1 August 2017

A round-up of road-railer deliveries during July 2017.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - June 2017

12 July 2017

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during June 2017.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - May 2017

1 June 2017

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries & disposals during May 2017.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - April 2017

3 May 2017

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - April 2017

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during April 2017.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - March 2017

3 April 2017

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during March 2017.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - February 2017

2 March 2017

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during February 2017.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - January 2017

1 February 2017

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during January 2017.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - December 2016

9 January 2017

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during a quiet December 2016.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - November 2016

1 December 2016

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during November 2016.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - October 2016

1 November 2016

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during October 2016.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - September 2016

1 October 2016

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during September 2016.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - August 2016

1 September 2016

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during August 2016.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - July 2016

1 August 2016

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries during July 2016.

Rail Live 2016 and OTP/RRV Roundup - June 2016

1 July 2016

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries & disposals during June 2016. Towards the end of June the "Rail Live 2016" exhibition took place at Long Marston with over 120 items of plant on display. This round-up article includes new machines noted at the exhibition. For a full list of vehicles you can visit the sightings page, and you can discuss what was there in the forum. Several new machines were on display without numbers etc, hopefully these will become known/assigned in the coming weeks.

On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Deliveries & Disposals - April/May 2016

1 June 2016

A round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries & disposals between March and May 2016.

New RRV Roundup - February/March 2016

17 March 2016

A quick round-up of road-railer news from February/March 2016.

News Roundup - late 2015/early 2016

22 January 2016

It's been a busy few months so here is a long-overdue roundup of recent on-track plant and road-railer deliveries.

RAIL2015 - Report and Photo Gallery

17 September 2015

Rail Alliance and Rail Media recently held the RAIL2015 exhibition at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre (Long Marston). With a focus on innovation and ingenuity, the event was targeted at the wider rail industry, rather than the infrastructure-specific events of previous years. As such, there was not a lot of plant on display, but was an interesting nonetheless.

News Roundup - June/July 2015

3 August 2015

A round-up of on-track plant, road-railer and trailer news from June/July 2015

News Roundup - April/May 2015

19 May 2015

A round-up of on-track plant, road-railer and trailer news from April/May 2015

News Roundup - Spring 2015

6 March 2015

The last few months have been very busy with lots of new road-rail vehicles delivered to various operators, including several "first-of-types" being received...

News Roundup - Autumn 2014

3 November 2014

A round-up of road-railer news from the last few months.

Rail Live 2014 - Report and Photo Gallery

26 June 2014

Network Rail, in association with The Rail Alliance, Rail Media and Macrail organised the largest display of on-track plant the country has seen - the Rail Live 2014 at Long Marston. Dubbed 'The Largest Outdoor Rail Event in the UK', the event certainly lived up to its name, with over 200 exhibitors and 250 vehicles & machines of various sizes.

News Roundup - May 2014

4 June 2014

A round-up of on-track plant, road-railer and trailer news from May 2014.

News Roundup - April 2014

1 May 2014

A round-up of on-track plant, road-railer and trailer news from April 2014.

Story Contracting Acquires Rail Plant Division of Caledonian Industrial

5 November 2013

Another big RR takeover, this time in the north of England / Scotland...

TXM Plant announced as new owner of Network Rail (NDS-Plant) / Hydrex

6 November 2012

Today it was announced that Network Rail (NDS-Plant) Ltd has been sold to TXM Plant. The announcement ends a year of speculation and uncertainty for the company and the industry as a whole.

InnoTrans 2012

15 October 2012 - thanks to Charlie Cross for this article

At the end of September, Berlin hosted the world's largest international rail technology trade fair, InnoTrans. With nearly 2500 exhibitors from almost 50 countries, there was bound to be something of interest to the plant enthusiast.

Network Rail Plant Show Westwood - May 2011

24 May 2011

Network Rail are hosting a plant event at their training centre near Coventry this week May 23-27. Ben visited on Monday to see what was on show...

Road-Railer News - February 2010

3 February 2010

This is the second update on Roadrailers and covers the period between October 2009 and February 2010. Once again, thanks to Peter Hall for supplying some information for this report.

Bruff Recovery lorries

2 December 2009

After recent discussions, an article based on our findings!

Road-Railer News - October 2009

7 October 2009

This first update is intended to summarise significant changes which have occurred since the publication of On Track Plant 2009 earlier this year. Special thanks to Peter Hall for supplying some of the information below.

Rexquote Gigacrane

9 December 2008

Rexquote have recently launched a new vehicle called the 'Gigacrane'.

Railway Moonbuggy

2 December 2008

An intriguing new trolley/road-rail machine has been developed by Smith Engineering. This is the Moonbuggy All Terrain Railway Vehicle (ATRV).

Hydrex Expansion

10 September 2003

Hydrex Expansion

Hydrex Equipment (UK) have recently acquired a large number of road-railer vehicles from several companies after taking them over.

RR list updates (May 2003)

17 May 2003 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Here are some updates to the current Road-Railer fleet lists and the OTP2003 book.

RR list updates (February 2003)

23 February 2003 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Here are some updates to the current Road-Railer fleet lists and the OTP2003 book.

RR list updates (January 2003)

18 January 2003 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

RR list updates (January 2003)

Here are some changes to the current Road-Railer fleet lists.

Recent fleet list comments

11 August 2002 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Here are some updates for some recent road-railer fleet lists included on the site.

I'm the (Rail) Boss

28 June 2002 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

I'm the (Rail) Boss

The highly versatile Rail-Ability RAIL-BOSS fleet has nearly doubled since the OTP2000 book was published.

New and Old Atlas excavator changes

28 June 2002 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Atlas Hydraulic Loaders have sold their three Atlas 1304KZW multi-purpose excavators.

Road-railer ownership changes

6 June 2002 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Three Colmar T4300FS machines listed in the book are no longer owned by G Plant.

Drake & Sons fleet changes

1 May 2002 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

A few changes have occurred to T L Drake & Sons fleet.

Trackwork/Hydrex 988 oddity

24 February 2002 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

A quick update to the book

Former APC Track Services fleet

3 February 2002 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

This list shows all road-railers formerly part of the APC fleet. The company has ceased trading, and most of the plant sold to other companies.

Ex-Hughes machines

1 February 2002 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Some of you may be wondering why you have seen a Hughes road-railer but it isn't on the fleet list, and are thus confused by its identity.

Another Elec-Track vehicle

18 January 2002

Another Elec-Track vehicle

Not a new one this time, but Elec-Track have purchased the Foden access platform, R909 LJF, from Harsco Track Technologies.

GrantPlant unimog

12 January 2002 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

GrantPlant unimog

A small gremlin has creeped into the OTP2000 book!

Komatsu sales

29 December 2001 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

The Komatsu 410 (0001239, 1046) owned by Komatsu has since been sold to Readypower.

New Elec-Track Mecalacs

29 December 2001 - thanks to Ben Williams for this article

New Elec-Track Mecalacs

Elec-Track Installations have taken delivery of two Mecalac 12MXTs. Their fleet numbers are ETI02 and ETI03, and build numbers are 026586 of 2001, and 026647 of 2001 respectively.

New Hydrex Cases

29 December 2001

New Hydrex Cases

Hydrex RSD have taken delivery of at least two Case 988P Super Railers.

W & D McCulloch changes

29 December 2001 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Unimog 171719 on page 92 is now J736PCS, as opposed to J868OSJ.

Keeping up with the Jones'

29 December 2001 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Jones have taken delivery of a new Rexquote/Komatsu PW130 - K32123, 2001. Fleet number is 91.

WCRM OLE Alliance vehicles

29 December 2001 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Of the 8 Harsco/Volvo FL6.18 Catenary vehicles listed on page 96, only W536HJW 'exists'. Commissioning problems led to the other seven being re-registered as X851KOX - X854KOX and X856KOX - X858KOX (fleet numbers can be found on the hunt page).

Brecknell Willis unimogs

29 December 2001 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

Brecknell Willis unimogs

Brecknell Willis has sold both of it's Unimogs (Q826 GHG and Q454 JTT) to Border Rail.

First Engineering unimog

29 December 2001 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

First Engineerings unimog (195435 in the book) has now been assigned a road registration. It is SN51NPO.

New (well, old) APWebb digger

29 December 2001 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

APWebb have recently taken delivery of a newish O&K MH4S digger. Its fleet number is 040, and build number is 315502, 1995.

New BCL digger

29 December 2001 - thanks to Keith Cox for this article

BCL have taken delivery of a Rexquote/Komatsu PW170. Its fleet number is 0035, and build number is K32105 of 2001, 1467.

AB 2000 Geismar sale

29 December 2001 - thanks to Peter Hall for this article

AB 2000 have sold their Geismar KGT (4409) to Hiremee.

New Sinbad diggers

29 December 2001 - thanks to Peter Hall, John Griffiths for this article

Sinbad have taken delivery of a Rexquote/Caterpillar M312. Its registration is Y265BBC, fleet number is 302, and build number is 6TL 01325 of 2001, 1389.

New Hiremee machine

29 December 2001 - thanks to Ben Williams for this article

New Hiremee machine

Hiremee have taken delivery of a Rexquote/Mecalac 12MXT. Its fleet number is 49, and build number is 026587 of 2001, 1424.

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