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  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    Yes Dennis, you are obviously right. Many thanks for that.

  • Dennis Graham avatar

    Dennis Graham

    I saw D3358 an 08 shunter at Mid Hants 05/89. Couldthis be explanation?

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    As I am going through my sightings, I noted I saw this at Ropley in 7/93 and wrote down 6642 and alongside the presumably applied number D 3358 ! I can't explain the latter number after all these years, but that's what I wrote at the time.

  • Brian Cuttell

    Brian Cuttell

    This one is now sheeted over in the open to the south of the Peak Rail Shed at Rowsley. It isn't numbered but carries a plate on one end reading 'Restored Wasp Stripes 2022'.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    Yes, the other half was inside the loco shed on the line nearest the shed wall.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    No sightings since 2019 - is this still at NVR?

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Roger did you see the other half?

  • Ken Spence

    Ken Spence

    gone to Booth's Rotherham 05/06/2024

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Thanks. Comment removed - not sure where that came from...

  • Lee Taylor

    Lee Taylor

    It was certainly present at Honeybourne when I visited 22.06.23

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    Suspicious about the comment "No longer present at Honeybourne mid-2022." I've seen it at Honeybourne a couple of times since then, including last week.

  • Mr Mark Baldwin

    Mr Mark Baldwin

    Further to my sighting of DR75202 inside the carriage sheds at Rolvenden, I was informed that this is currently surrendering parts for DR75201 to keep this running. The idea is that the parts taken from DR75201 will be refurbished and eventually fitted onto DR75202 and this will eventually be back up and running. There is no timescale and until then it is kept out of view deep in the carriage shed.

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    A visit was made to the private site in East Sussex where 77106 had been located in recent years was made recently. 77106 was not found. 97701 that was with it had been partially scrapped although its wheeled chassis was still present.

    Does anyone know if 77106 has been moved elsewhere or has it been scrapped?

  • Andrew Brown

    Andrew Brown

    My first machine Reading depot 1984/8 then trained on 73104.Operat 73104 till 1999.Joined Amey 73905

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Yes, I agree re the dumper. The PC138 however is a bendyboom version, few of which are around. The most likely candidate is former TXM 5431.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Going by some recent photos posted on Instagram, it seems MCL have acquired a dumper (504 or 505?) and Komatsu PC138 (5444?).

  • darren burkinshaw

    darren burkinshaw

    Not sure if this is correct number

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    This one looks like it is now with Capel, and repainted grey/no rail wheels etc.

    https://www.facebook.com/share/p/7i7WUsDouZeQ8y7z/

  • darren burkinshaw

    darren burkinshaw

    Un numbered trolly

  • Hez avatar

    Hez

    Working at Ljubljana station (Slovinia)

  • Hez avatar

    Hez

    Working at Ljubljana station (Slovinia)

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    To Westerleigh today as 6Q76

  • Matthew Tully

    Matthew Tully

    DR73906 'Panther' and DR73908 at Broxbourne having just been moved from Romford Engineers Sidings for a weekend possession

  • Matthew Tully

    Matthew Tully

    4Q02 at Stowmarket getting ready to depart for a night shift at Derby Road Ipswich

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Continuing the saga of this machine's numbering, in June 2023 it was renumbered - again incorrectly - to "912198-0".

    The real 912198(-7) is FR1438.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Now numbered 1542

  • Dennis Graham avatar

    Dennis Graham

    Still carrying the wrong jib numbers.

  • Roy Hennefer

    Roy Hennefer

    I can confirm my sightings of this machine at Guide Bridge and Crewe in August and November in 1983.

  • Roy Hennefer

    Roy Hennefer

    I recorded this at Kilmarnock on 23/08/1995 as per my sighting.

  • Tom Dennett

    Tom Dennett

    DR73909 and DR73930 at Warrington Central

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    Now returned to Shillingstone station where further restoration is talking place. Not currently on public display.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    If you have a photo of it in its current state and are able to upload it, that would be great, thanks!

  • Matthew Marsh

    Matthew Marsh

    The outside cab was removed, along with the crane jib. The internal crane equipment and the crane wagon is what was seen on the visit. This was position with 24065 Smith & Rodley Crane.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    The contractor concerned I believe was Trackwork using one of their PW160-11 Raider II’s.

  • Robin Morel

    Robin Morel

    Cab side name plate detail. And re I dear sign not to hang work site marker boards on the machine , they should be placed manually

  • Obar123

    Obar123

    Hasn't been there for a while. The same dates are also sighted for 80117 which is also no longer there. I guess that the same people/person just ticked everything on the list even if they didn't see it.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    This Wickham is not at the EARM, but as the Colne Valley Railway was closed, I could not find out if it was there.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    A visit to the North Norfolk Railway on 14/5 found no sign of this R/R. Talking to rail staff, they intimated that it had not been there for quite a long time, and was reported as sold. Much pointwork was replaced on the railway in February 2024 when a contractor was brought in (firm unknown) with a R/R who did the work. I wondered if the 19/2 sighting of a R/R was the contractors machine and not XEG7595.

  • ontrackplant avatar

    ontrackplant Website editor

    A video of this new Mecalac 216M has recently appeared on EP Industries' linkedin page.

    Suspect that it may probably be on display at an exhibition next month...

  • Jarrod Barker

    Jarrod Barker

    I saw this wagon last week being used to carry new rail sleepers. It was working between Doncaster and Toton as part of the consist of 6M73.

  • Yorkshire Puddings

    Yorkshire Puddings

    This machine is road registration

    LP73 AUU.

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Seen on Quattro Cambuslang Mon 13 May 24

  • ontrackplant avatar

    ontrackplant Website editor

    There seems to be a lot of sightings of this one after its reported "June 1992" disposal date. Did it linger on for longer?

    edit: books say it was scrapped in 1995. Not sure where the June 1992 info came from!

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    The remains of this Trolley moved from storage in the East Midlands to the Keighley Bus Museum on Friday 10th May 2024.

    This is a long term project to build a Trolley, based around the surviving parts. We have a full set of drawings available and a engine of the correct type was secured a few years ago.

    Anyone interested in getting involved, please contact The Rail Trolley Trust.

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This Trolley moved from storage in the East Midlands to the Keighley Bus Museum on Friday 10th May 2024.

    An initial review will be completed shortly with a view to restoration restarting soon.

    Anyone interested in getting involved, please contact The Rail Trolley Trust.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Appears to be en route to Reading - assuming 6Q75 is correct headcode for this one

    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:72747/2024-05-13/detailed

  • Andrew Manu

    Andrew Manu

    I believe this has been sold and exported

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    All the ex TXM plant and Difuria plant noted today at Brownhills is now owned by Quattro. A few more items are also due.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    An interesting photo of this during its early "Seymour Plant" days has recently appeared on a Facebook group

    https://www.facebook.com/100063820872805/posts/911272607676760/

  • Tom Dennett

    Tom Dennett

    I was sent a picture of this by a friend today, it’s in the NR depot by Bangor station and looks a bit worse for wear