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  • Simon Jones

    Simon Jones

    Platform 5 OTP 5th edition shows this as works no,. 69, 1970. DB 965483. Allocated to Manchester Division. Sold from Guide Bridge to MRC, 03/1989

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Lankelma’s LinkedIn today reports this being recertified for another seven years. Bizarrely though, the photos show it carrying a completely incorrect RIV of 99709 975114-8!

  • John Brown

    John Brown

    thanks vince

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    A must look then

    Cheers

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Both rail and civils their website is excellent and self explanatory

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Paul

    Are Pendersons Rail or Civils Related??

    CIA

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Sold to Pendersons Group November 2020

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Sold to Pendersons Group November 2020

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    GK&N will presumably be the vactor module manufacturer not the owner.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Now delivered to Maindee fire station

  • Alexander Watt

    Alexander Watt

    Visible Front Left - SV323, Front Right - SV129, Mid Right SV405, Back Right SV200

  • Stephen Campbell

    Stephen Campbell

    Predator xyz-rail W189 (99709 020012-9) & W198 (99709 020021-0)

  • Stephen Campbell

    Stephen Campbell

    DR75013 enters Bamber Bridge at 13.33 on the 6 Nov 2020 working the 12.15 Edge Hill Gullet Sidings to Blackburn

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Hi John - I've attached this photo to the appropriate vehicle record so you can find out more about it and add sightings.

  • John Brown

    John Brown

    i have no info on this - i think its a switch and crossing tamper

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    The machine is located in a very difficult location to access and view

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    Now carries a G K & N Services Ltd vactor tank and is numbered 99709 948001-1

  • Chris Capewell avatar

    Chris Capewell

    In use at Sheffield, 14-11-2020, rerailing cement tankers ---

    https://www.networkrail.co.uk/news/repairs-and-recovery-of-derailed-freight-train-in-sheffield-to-continue-over-weekend/

  • Orient avatar

    Orient

    Thanks.

  • Orient avatar

    Orient

    Thanks a lot for the info.

  • Andrew Martin

    Andrew Martin

    You should be able to have a fruitful trip on Sunday: it was in the sidings at Buckley Wells late this afternoon: look south from Baron Street LC.

    A couple of weeks ago I got chatting to one of the Colas people: I was told this machine cost £2M, if the other one comes, it will be next July-ish, operated by Colas whose people went to Austria to train on it but it still had many faults needing ironed out.

    It should have left the ELR yesterday and its first job is supposed to be at Southall.

  • Keith Cox

    Keith Cox

    Checked id of the two R/R at Fitzgerald Plant. 940063-9 carries FR692 and 940020-9 carries FR693. this corrects my last comment

  • Keith Cox

    Keith Cox

    940020-9 carries FR693

  • Keith Cox

    Keith Cox

    On 10/11/20 in Fitzgerald Yard I have listed 940063-9 and fr693 but I do have two others between. I live fairly local to here so I will pop down when I can and try to confirm

  • Orient avatar

    Orient

    Thanks again for your help.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    link here for the path yesterday via WCML and GWML

  • Orient avatar

    Orient

    Thanks again for your help.

  • Andrew Martin

    Andrew Martin

    Search Castleton in RealTime Trains (if I post a hyperlink, the message would be rejected?) each day for the routing as it must pass by there exiting the ELR onto the national network.

    If it remains at the ELR, it should be visible in the sidings from the level crossing at Baron Street.

  • Orient avatar

    Orient

    Do you know the routing so I can check to see if it’s happening tomorrow ?

    Many thanks

  • lee batty avatar

    lee batty

    There was a path in today for it to go to Reading but was cancelled.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    This has been delivered to South Wales' Fire Services for use in Severn Tunnel emergencies.

    More info and a video can be found here:

    https://twitter.com/networkrailwal/status/1326947506291412993?s=93

  • Orient avatar

    Orient

    Can anyone advise whether 79102/3 can be seen at Baron St from a public viewpoint-am planning to be in the area this Sunday?

    Thanks

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Reported in Railway Magazine as converted by Loram into a YSA coded conveyor wagon for use with the HOBC.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Reported in Railway Magazine as converted by Loram into a YSA coded conveyor wagon for use with the HOBC.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Reported in Railway Magazine as converted by Loram into a YSA coded conveyor wagon for use with the HOBC.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Reported in Railway Magazine as converted by Loram into a YSA coded conveyor wagon for use with the HOBC.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Reported in Railway Magazine as converted by Loram into a YSA coded conveyor wagon for use with the HOBC.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Possibly now 940937-4 / PTL4747

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Are you absolutely sure Keith? The ECCs of the machines suggest it may be the other way around...

    Fr692 = 940063

    Fr693 = 940020

  • Keith Cox

    Keith Cox

    I saw a Polaris Ranger at Fitzgerald Cwmbran Plant yard with RIV number 975135-3 carried I think this could be this vehicle but was unable to get serial number

  • Keith Cox

    Keith Cox

    940063-9 carries fleet number FR693 seen 10/11/20

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Suspect the 1996/7 Darlington sightings here relate to MPP0007?

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    It was never missing, its just in a very awkward position to access, for which the opportunity arose this week.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Interesting this one has reappeared Alex!

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Severn Valley Railway Twitter reports acquisition of one of these. Not clear which one it is but I'm sure someone will see it in due course...

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Now owned by Batch Plant

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Now owned by Batch Plant

  • Jamie

    Jamie

    DR73949 undertaking training for drivers and operators on the new generation machines at the Bluebell Railway

  • anthony barton avatar

    anthony barton

    Loco is privately owned, but owner happy to show it, owner would like to place loco on a heritage line

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Thanks Roger. My notes clearly say 73411 but of course I could've mis-read it for something else... I was 12 at the time and didn't know a tamper from a ballast regulator... ;)