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  • Keith Cox

    Keith Cox

    SB306 has builders badge Doosan 2461 built 2021

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This DsmT Wickham left Meldon Quarry on 25th January 2023 and was delivered to the Tanat Valley Light Railway on 26th January 2023.

    Plans for this vehicle will be announced in the coming weeks.

    If you would like to support the work of the Trust, please find details here - https://www.railtrolleytrust.co.uk/help-us-donate.html

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This Trolley left Meldon Quarry on 25th January 2023 and was delivered to the Tanat Valley Light Railway on 26th January 2023.

    It is hoped it will soon be put into service at the TVLR.

    If you would like to support the work of the Trust, please find details here - https://www.railtrolleytrust.co.uk/help-us-donate.html

  • Phil Mackie

    Phil Mackie

    Looking back on old notes, when I saw this in July 1984 at Stratford, it was under conversion from a class 40 bogie in the Diesel Repair Shop

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Sounds as though I may have been given the wrong info. What would be the advantage of 1 over the other?.

    I can see from a photo I have taken at Strathbungo that the Manitou certainly look a bit wider and therefore more able to have more pieces of kit on it. Any more advantages I would be glad to learn about

  • Kevin Morrison avatar

    Kevin Morrison

    The evos are 400 kg baskets same as their manitou

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Moved to Tanat Valley recently.

  • Andrew Martin

    Andrew Martin

    These little Alutrailers do seem to get bashed up rather quickly when in use.

  • Mike Beckett

    Mike Beckett

    713 Emerged from the workshop under its own power on Saturday 21st January 2023, nearing the end of a long restoration and overhaul. Some minor mechanical work remains but it should soon start crew training work for pway use.

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    Now fully restored. Photos recently posted on the Wickham of Ware Facebook Group.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Also reported recently at South Cave Tractors Ltd, Newport, East Yorkshire. Still without rail gear.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Recently reported at South Cave Tractors Ltd, Newport, East Yorkshire

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Has now also joined Network Rail along with 071028 from Prichard Rail

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    The owner of this Wickham Trolley has put it up for sale.

    Please contact me directly via Facebook or via the webmasters, if you are interested.

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    Did this eventually arrive at Derby Loram? C626 still here so I'm wondering if there are currently two of these on site...

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Nice to see a smaller, more obscure machine getting some love. Good work!

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    Now fully restored - https://www.facebook.com/groups/EVRwirksworth/permalink/10167207458560094/

  • Stuart

    Stuart

    They were in Toton yard last time I saw them. That was around summer 2021

  • Stuart

    Stuart

    Sold via Plasser UK who will sell it via Plasser Asia to Egypt

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    There are 4 Torrent MEWPs on hire to SPL Powerlines in conjunction with the Barrhead/East Kilbride Electrification Project as follows

    T141408 912308

    T142118 912357

    T142122 912379

    Plus 1 other identified as yet hence delaying in update,

    Reason mentioned was Manitou's basket weight carrying capability over EVO's

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Not quite sure what you mean in your question. Is it possible that RRAP stands for Road Rail Access Point ?. Rightly or wrongly I have always thought of it as A RAP as in Rapid Access Point. The Machines had come down from the (R)RAP, about 300 mtrs up the main line, from the left hand direction and gone through the points and then reversed up to the panning point. It then traveled back along through the points and onto the main line. The panning was being carried out on a section that had been installed in 1962 almost 60 years ago and the main line is only just being electrified now so we have brand new meeting 60 year old infrastructure. There had been some new portals installed last week utilizing day working taking advantage of strike days. With a crane and 2 MEWPS having been working around through, under etc. the Old OHL it was prudent and safe working practice to ensure the integrity of existing installation to allow the Cathcart Circle to safely recommence services The opportunity to photograph here will probably disappear, as soon as this weekend Sat 14 Jan, as there is a 2 day blockade to wire up from the junction and passing this view point as the new arms, will have to be swung round to above the main line not to mention the contact wire, droppers catenary making it difficult to photo through. Its not noticeable but there is a bit of a cant on the line at that point "HENCE THE WEIRD PERSPECTIVE"

    The main line will be wired through to Barrhead which will be up and running come this December with the Branch to East Kilbride sometime in 2023.

  • Keith Cox

    Keith Cox

    FP04HZE now carries fleet number RCDC12

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Weird perspective but I think all the rail wheels are on the correct rails.

    /

    is this now branded SPL Powerlines? On hire to them or a permanent change?

  • M Willis avatar

    M Willis

    Is that cross tracking and panning without a RRAP?

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This is now at Wolsingham on the Weardale Railway and is privately owned - https://www.flickr.com/photos/139064351@N03/52619021581/in/faves-28686013@N05/

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    This photo is of Robel AD184 (not Robel AD183 as stated)

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    (due to a quirk with the approval process, the comment is from mid-December when the machine was photographed)

    Assume as there's been no sightings, it has ended up somewhere else, Plassers perhaps?

  • Johnny Laing avatar

    Johnny Laing

    Any idea if it’s definitely coming to Rugby on Monday? We have no facility to u load it from a trailer at our Depot so imagine it’s going onto the rails elsewhere and being driven/hauled down.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    This is carrying the incorrect EVN 940788-7 - presumably happened when it was repainted green.

  • Richard Benyon

    Richard Benyon

    Full loads arrives at the LMMR

  • Richard Benyon

    Richard Benyon

    Leaving COVES for the LMMRv

  • Roy Thurley

    Roy Thurley

    This and PTL2434 were stabled in the engineer's siding alongside platform 1

  • Andrew Cameron

    Andrew Cameron

    6V41 Eastleigh - Westbury

  • Andrew Cameron

    Andrew Cameron

    6V41 Eastleigh - Romsey

  • Mr Mark Baldwin

    Mr Mark Baldwin

    Parked up at Leicester Forest East services for the weekend before onwards delivery to Rugby on Monday

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    That one does seem most likely, but on the other hand the two Trackwork examples could be possible candidates as they haven't been seen lately (2833 & 2866).

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    I suspect that this is 908006 which disappeared from Fitzgeralds storage yard in mid 2022, but it is only guesswork.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    I also saw one in matching livery at Whatley in the summer.

    Does anyone know which one it could be, please?

  • Allan Jenkins

    Allan Jenkins

    Help needed with identification please

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    This has now been removed from its long term storage location in the Lichfield depot. Fate unknown.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Anyone know where this ended up? Not at Wishaw today and no one around to ask...

  • Mr Mark Baldwin

    Mr Mark Baldwin

    I finally saw DR80216 at Hither Green today. Apparently it is running under headcode 6U26 so DR80206 & DR80216 appear to have swapped headcodes.

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

    T321TRC no longer comes back to anything, so would appear so.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Brian C reports seeing a vehicle at Chesterfield carrying SV405 but with plates YM63NCJ. Presumably it is this one but reverting to original plates (after sale?)

  • Lerpass Mapter

    Lerpass Mapter

    If it is this machine then a shame, too many enthusiasts trying to get old machines running and will not take advice.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    HNRail have recently put a "7-series tamper" up for sale. Presume it's this one?

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Thanks Dennis - updated.

  • Dennis Graham avatar

    Dennis Graham

    I commented yesterday on this one. Obviously has not loaded. I was told that TRT 12 & 7 were converted to remote control TRT's.There is no external ID but the number is found under the hood. I was shown them. There is little difference between them and normal TRT's. They have been at Toddington for some moths now but was just made aware yesterday of their ID's. I have photos if anyone interested.

  • Johnny Laing avatar

    Johnny Laing

    If it’s in Rugby, it’s not at our depot. Only Regulator we have in today is 77327.

  • Oldham avatar

    Oldham

    According to Railway Herald it’s now at Rugby —is that correct?

    Thanks