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  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Fitted with one of a number of recently purchased Manrider cages manufactured by AJH Plant.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    When noted on 23/2/24, it was parked in the back yard and did not have rail wheels fitted.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    When noted on 23/2/24, it was parked in the back yard and did not have rail wheels fitted.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    When noted on 23/2/24, it was parked in the back yard and did not have rail wheels fitted.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    There's also a big forum post covering this machine where some people say it has rail wheels.

    https://www.ontrackplant.com/forum/road-railers/shovlin-case-788p

  • Andrew Martin

    Andrew Martin

    Fair enough, Roger. Like you, I just added my sighting too. However, as it's not actually OTP, I think it shouldn't be listed on the site.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Thanks Jim and Peter, records updated accordingly.

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    They are ready to start their 1st ever shift in the throat area of Glasgow Central. With new electric, battery, powered cranes New Beams and Brackets.

  • David Simkus

    David Simkus

    6J85 working Upminster Tamper Siding - Ely Recp after the STP working via Pitsea was cancelled with DR73919 stationed at Platform 1A

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Have just approved a photo showing this as carrying both MCL009 and 5017

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    I suspect the lack of sightings since leaving Rutherglen is possibly due to it being inside at Balfour Beatty Sandiacre. As far as I'm aware DRP78223 is also still there, also presumably inside.

    Possible recent hidden sightings of these there would confirm.

    If that is the case, perhaps both should be noted as being stored at Sandiacre.

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    Now located at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    Category appears to be duplicated.

    Currently still at Fulstow so a current location rather than former location. However, as this is a private location not normally open to the public perhaps this should be shown as Private Site - Fulstow, near Louth and the link activated.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    When I first noted it on 30/7/09, it was not R/R fitted, and it has been there on every later visit, and has never been fitted, but as it has been included in Shovlins fleet, I have just added Chris and my observations.

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Re Rogers comments regarding having seen F19 & 20 on a low loader on the Motorway. The likelihood is that they went straight for export. F40 & 41 were in Kilmarnock one day I was there and have also been exported

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    This along with HDFLASS03 has been exported

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    This has been exported along with 04

  • Andrew Martin

    Andrew Martin

    Was this a road-rail machine? I noted on 27th August 2009 that it was not rail-fitted.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Have this (and 76003) been disposed of? No sightings since 2019...

  • Tim Ackerley

    Tim Ackerley

    Thanks for the reply, Tom. Given that I estimated there were 21 of these wagons at Radway Green at Christmas, and the ones that I was able to identify were ones previously at Carlisle, I would suggest that the TOPS report is incorrect and that they are all in fact at Radway Green. I can't prove this, and have only recorded the sightings for the ones that I positively identified, but I certainly don't think that it is safe to record them being at Carlisle based on the TOPS report.

  • Tom Dennett

    Tom Dennett

    Taken in good faith from a tops list of Carlisle Yard today. I don’t actually need any so I only record the wagons on here for others who might need them.

  • Tim Ackerley

    Tim Ackerley

    Tom Dennett. Did you definitely see the number of this wagon today at Carlisle? Given that it was dumped in the dirt at Radway Green at Christmas (along with others that you have also recorded at Carlisle today), it is very interesting that it, and the others, have been taken back to Carlisle.

  • darren burkinshaw

    darren burkinshaw

    Unidentified trailer at latholmond

  • Adam Williams avatar

    Adam Williams

    QPL 1313 under testing at Lydney Jcn, Dean Forest Railway following refurbishment at Quattro Cwmbran

  • William James Snook

    William James Snook

    Seen adjacent to Road 5 in the depot

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    This new machine was noted at an almost empty Sandbach Land Recovery yard on 23/2/24. All the small plant - Mini 4-4s and trailers - had been removed. As the yard is very small, are they re-locating to Radway Green or a new yard elsewhere ?

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Now for sale...

    https://www.apexauctions.co.uk/#!/auctions/424194a5-d8f0-46b8-8a9c-0f9c7a0c38ce/listings/a42bc4ad-3dfc-4e09-bfc3-4d6f96dfc478?ic=24

  • Jon Horswell

    Jon Horswell

    Another shot of this pair here https://www.railcar.co.uk/images/29960

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    Link to Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre not activated.

  • Jarrod Barker

    Jarrod Barker

    Video from you tube

    https://youtu.be/dYBtyTODwGU?si=2x2dpqUWyxhUqR4a

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Reported currently route to West Ealing from Dollands Moor- 6Q01

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Yes gone for spares about September November. Taken out on low loader

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Reliably informed it is still at West Ealing.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Was this really at Didcot today? Not there this morning or just now when I passed - just 73935.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    It worked to Bromsgrove again today on the 6J54 headcode.

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Can pop into depot on Friday whilst passing and ask but would suggest that this indeed the case. Noted a space there where it used to be seen since around the September time.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Has this one left Rutherglen - no sightings logged since September 2023?

    There is a lone sighting of it at Sandiacre in November 2023 (albeit hidden because of the flagging rules)

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    This machine today worked from Stafford to Bromsgrove and return on the 6J54 headcode.

  • Scott Bradley avatar

    Scott Bradley

    Presumed scrapped in 2011, Bance 080 (TDM2NBAC08099) has been saved for preservation at the age of 25 years old. She appears to have done little, if any mileage. Unfortunately batteries are missing, but obsolete control gear appears to be in as-built cond

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    I would suggest that since c2008 this would probably be better categorised as preserved. Certainly no longer being used by Track Recovery Services and probably no longer owned by them. As far I'm aware Track Recovery Services are no longer active in railway infrastructure works.

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    Telford Steam Railway link not activated.

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    Subsequent to the Brownhills auction this machine has been sighted several times at Basford Hall. This suggests it now has a new owner. Did anyone who has seen this machine since the auction note any owner/fleet number details?

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    Did anyone who has seen this machine recently got any details about its current owner? It is my understanding that it was sold from the TXM fleet sometime in 2023 and is now with a new owner. This owner presumably doing work at Basford Hall Yard.

    Apparently it might now carry fleet number MCL009 rather than 5017 with it being suggested that MCL referes to MCL Rail. MCL Rail appear to have connections with Gascoigne Wood and other former colliery sidings in Yorkshire as well as battery shunting locomotives. They are not as fas as I can tell listed on ontrackplant.com as having road/railers.

  • Brian Cuttell

    Brian Cuttell

    There was a query on the website last year about the two Colmar T10000 machines stored side by side at EP Industries. I've identified the one on the right (viewing from the road) as this machine. The makers plate (works number 7437) was visible and read using a scope.

  • darren burkinshaw

    darren burkinshaw

    Thanks for your help