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  • Robin Morel

    Robin Morel

    Luton depot access point

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    Elsewhere I have seen a comment suggesting that DRT81341 was moved to the Wensleydale Railway a few weeks ago. As yet no sightings supporting this appear to have been submitted. Anyone able to confirm either way?

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    E576RAF and E575RAF are still used, and last used at Bodmin & Wenford Railway prior to the Covid19 lockdown. The ' one in the hedge ' is no longer there, but the parts are 'probably' lying in one of the barns, so I was informed.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    The Trollies and Trailers are still at Newton Abbot Depot, but locked in a container.

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    An agreement is now in place for this to join The Rail Trolley Trust in October.

    I will provide further details in the coming weeks.

    If anyone is interested in helping restore this to full working order, please get in contact.

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This was tested at the currently closed Elsecar Railway after its last overhaul. Pictures from the testing are on Facebook dated 15/10/19.

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    Does anyone know the Weight for a complete EGO4 please? I can't find it in the Geismar paperwork, that I have.

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This Trolley has left the Tanat Valley Light Railway. A post online on 7th August 2022 showed it at Pentre on the Llangollen Railway.

  • Mr Mark Baldwin

    Mr Mark Baldwin

    I saw this travelling up the M1 in Leicestershire on the back of a lorry on 8th September.

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    Noted carrrying RIV 940282-5

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    Bit of an odd one - carrries plate 04/03 which is preserved at Saughtree

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    Definitely not been at Barton since 2019 - presumably returned for a contract overhaul

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    If anyone has a manual for one of these machines, we would be very interested in obtaining a copy, as unfortunately the previous owner's copy went missing some years ago.

    We have tried both Permaquip and Harsco and neither of them have any information unfortunately.

  • Matthew Marsh

    Matthew Marsh

    This machine is also fitted with a ballast plough at the front

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Interesting to see this has resurfaced. Has it been at Barton-under-Needwood since 2019?

  • Mick House

    Mick House

    Worked with DB975534 and 12ton box van

  • Mick House

    Mick House

    Work with DB975534 and 12ton box van

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    This vehicle is being exhibited by A C Price Engineering at APF2022, Ragley Estate, Warwickshire tomorrow and Saturday. Further details need to be added when known. It’s an interesting looking machine however being basically a flat bed with a large rear mounted tree handling crane arm complete with excavator style cab. It’s being exhibited with a detachable chipper which may or may not accompany it when in use.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    15 trolleys and 17 trailers on today's NwR tender. Located at McConnell Drive Wolverton. Totals quoted suggest more have arrived since last full report from here. No numbers quoted on tender doc.

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This unique vehicle left the Rother Valley Railway yesterday (21/9/22) and arrived at the Tanat Valley Light Railway earlier today (22/9/22).

    It is at the TVLR short term, until it moves on to its new permanent home.

  • Dennis Graham avatar

    Dennis Graham

    This rebuild is called a Jacker Packer by the railway and was built from parts of BP039 & BP040. Both packers came from the Dean Forest. The bonnet cover for BP040 was alongside with number 74034.

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    Broken up on site at Ed Murray & Sons Ltd, Casebourne Yard, Hartlepool w/e 27/8/2022

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Think ADB991 & 992 feature in this 1972 pic here

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tcs-pics/6822735022

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Being advertised for sale with a dealer in Finland. Details here - https://www.mascus.co.uk/construction/railroad-maintanence-equipment/other-pandrol-mark-4/wjwfydrq.html

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Great, that's pretty conclusive I'd say! Thanks :)

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

    I believe they're incorrect - there's a photo online of it fully converted at Northfields depot in April 2016, as seen here:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/fish7373/26384740375/

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Thanks Dan, makes me wonder if the two Eastleigh 2017 sightings are correct, or just people assuming the whole lot were there

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

    In use with London Underground, probably based at West Ruislip. It's been fitted with mobile concrete mixing modules.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Does anyone know the fate of this wagon please? It didn't seem to have joined the rest of the bunch at Eastleigh Works in 2017

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    They were on Eastleigh Works... It will be 14123 as it was a Mark 2B or C varant and a brake.. Cheers Jarrod :)

  • Jarrod Barker

    Jarrod Barker

    Blue and grey coaches Mk1 1671 & Mk2 3325 have moved today (5Z45) from Eastleigh to Knottingley. Could this Mk1 be the coach you are looking for?

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    This is believed to be the Muscleman which arrived at Telford Steam Railway with three Type B trailers - but this requires comfirmation.

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    Yes sorry it's not quite right for here but I gathered you attended the ICRS tour Saturday that's all :) It was not a Mark 2F so most like the one EKR... Thanks Vince and Roger!

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Thanks Roger. I wrote down all the others in that siding but not that one (!).

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    3325 was in Eastleigh Works yard.

    But are you asking about the one in the middle of "East Yard"? If so "14123" moved from East Kent Railway in the week destined for Eastleigh, so could be that, but not confirmed.

    (Getting a bit beyond scope here)

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    The Blue / Grey Mark 2 was 3325.

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    I don't suppose you would know what the BR blue/grey Mark 2 coach was in Eastleigh Yard??

  • 80085fan

    80085fan

    Yes Jon, Guy Babbs was a planner for the grinding fleet (recently retired) and was instrumental in their optimisation right from the start.

    C4403 was named in his honour.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    Hi Vince,

    Both 640941 and 640942 were by 640936 and 640937 on the line behind the blue 9319 numbered wagons and by coach 62689. Hope this helps. Roger.

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    One of the very kind members of staff down at L&W informed me it was RRT14

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    You're welcome Vince ;) I didn't unfortunately sorry... was hoping someone else might have!

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Thanks Greg. (Did you get the trailer too?)

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    I somehow managed to miss this at Eastleigh on Saturday. Can anyone who saw it say roughly where it was located please?

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

    Now restored in BR Southern Region green.

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    940980

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    One of these rail raiders was in the car park, near the NR depot at Basingstoke today. Can anyone help with an identity please?

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Thanks 👍🏻

  • Andrew Eccles

    Andrew Eccles

    The other machine at Radley is 940921/8

  • Andrew Martin

    Andrew Martin

    Hasn't moved for a long time and looked just like it did a year ago. Tax disc that expired 31/5/15 still in the window (visible in the 3rd and 4th September 2021 photographs).

  • Andrew Martin

    Andrew Martin

    The machine at Thornton Cleveleys on 18th/19th May, FR 693 / 940020-9 had worksplate 030586 so this seems to be the correct record unless the worksplate has been swapped from the machine at Kingston on Soar. Unfortunately, the worksplate has been removed from the machine at Kingston on Soar and its only ID is the 940020-9 in the cab. Might the cabs have been swapped between 940019 and 20?