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  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

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    This has a new RIV to reflect its conversion by AJH to high rail equipment. If anyone sees this and others in the programme, I presume they now have AJH conversion numbers on the rail gear.

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    It seems other stock is being offered in this sale including the Wickham plus trailer and Robel plus trailer

    https://rmslocotec.com/for-sale/

    It also just lists one packer so perhaps one has already gone...

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    Nick Tompkin

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    Photos have appeared on Linkedin today of works around Cork, which show an S Duffy branded Bomag Road Rail roller. Whilst this needs confirmation, this is almost certainly this machine.

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    This set, which I believe is treated as a floating reserve unit, is currently covering for Set 8 at Horsham. What's is unusual, is that it is running around using the 6U88 headcode of 97508 etc. This week it's working overnight between Keymer Junction and Lewes I believe.

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    As I say, it was a brief sight flashing past on the train.. but it certainly looked ready, I'm pretty sure it had the reg plate but no chance was I going to be able to read that I wasn't ready for it! ;)

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    Alex Betteney

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    LH Access used to put an A4 sheet of paper in the cab window detailing some form of identity - usually the works number of the vehicle (which is very helpful!)

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    A fair chance it could be 109 then..

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    Believe there should be two more to follow this one...

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    I believe I glimpsed one of these today on the short test track passing LH Group, Barton-under-Needwood... looked sparkly brand new.

    Could it be a new conversion?

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    Still some stray sightings of 79234 & 5 I see...!

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

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    Now appears to run as 6Z08 in its shortened formation, rather than 6Z01.

  • Jarrod Barker

    Jarrod Barker

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    Just seen a photo of SB Rail 73916 on the M1 on the 16/2/2021.

  • Departmental Dave

    Departmental Dave

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    Seen at St Erth (Cornwall) and aws involved in overnight follow up works on St Ives line following major track renewals recently

  • Justin Edwards

    Justin Edwards

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    Sold to what is now known as Southern Locomotives Ltd and initially moved to the Bluebell Railway. The body and concrete ballast were removed in 1992 and it was stripped of axleboxes and bearings which were used to construct a new Bulleid tender by Southern Locomotves Ltd. The chassis was sold and transferred to the Mid Hants Railway around 1994. Here the chassis rebuilt for intended use as tender with SR U class no. 31625. In the end the plan was abandoned and it was stored at the Mid Hants Rly and later the Swanage Railway until 2017. In 2017 a 3500 gallon tender tank was finally permanantly fitted and the tender was initially used with SR U class no. 31806

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    Peter David Bester

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    Sited at Southampton Western Docks today: https://www.flickr.com/photos/74384955@N03/50976992136/in/dateposted/

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    Peter Wreford

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    Photo taken from the highly recommended luxury Pullman train which plies the line from Puna to Cusco in Peru

  • Peter Wreford

    Peter Wreford

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    Photo taken from the highly recommended luxury Pullman train which plies the line from Puna to Cusco in Peru

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    Peter Wreford

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    Photo taken from the highly recommended luxury Pullman train which plies the line from Puna to Cusco in Peru

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    One of these packers is being offered for sale.

    It did beg the question whether both are still present at Meldon...?

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

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    Over the last few years a I believe four, possibly five, from 92502/07/10/12/15/17/18 have moved by road from Cardiff Canton to Long Marston. It needs eye ball confirmations of which remain at Cardiff Canton and which at Long Marston although it has to be a possibility that others have been exported. 92507/18/19 at least have acquired new/former identities.

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

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    Appears to have been based/working in Sweden since 2017. Presumably it will go back there once UK maintenance is completed.

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

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    Following on from my previous comment, this one was renumbered back to 33 70 4746 193-0, but was converted in 2019 to a Railcare support wagon, and was exported to Sweden in circa May 2019. It now carries 99 74 9215 008-8.

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

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    Has been back in Sweden since 2013, now running as 99 74 9214 004-8 over there.

  • darren burkinshaw

    darren burkinshaw

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    Misread number as I passed it on motorway

  • Roy Hennefer

    Roy Hennefer

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    Then why did you think it was 73913?

  • darren burkinshaw

    darren burkinshaw

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    Sorry just looked at pictures on here machine I saw was white not colas livery

  • Anthony Southall

    Anthony Southall

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    Noted this on the left hand side of the entrance to Edgehill depot Liverpool. Anybody know the number. Thankyou

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    Martin Baumann

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    New Rexquote at Londonderry

  • Ulen Neale

    Ulen Neale

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    682G 1315 Didcot Fuelling Point to Westerleigh Isu (Ce)

  • Stephen J Duffell

    Stephen J Duffell

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    Crane (CM&EE Light Duty 4ton Diesel Electric tail-less crane) ADM1770 (ADRT96302) Built Taylor and Hubbard 1960

  • Rod Bryant

    Rod Bryant

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    Out of use at Furzebrook Sidings, Swanage Railway

  • Rod Bryant

    Rod Bryant

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    Out of use at Furzebrook Sidings, Swanage Railway

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    Johnny Laing

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    73805 repainted on road four, Rugby On Track Plant Depot

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

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    When we visited the depot, Tom Lynes was out, so a permission was given by his son who lives down the road from the yard. He informed us that they have no intention of using the LR in rail use, but he couldn't offer any other information on its acquisition.

  • Roger Harris

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    I wasn't aware that King Rail were doing work for Breffni, and as it has 160 WSR Blue, I presumed, wrongly apparently, that it was a Komatsu. A school day every day.

  • Vinny Halls

    Vinny Halls

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    6D44 11.10 Bescot Up Engineers - Toton North Yard

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    Vinny Halls

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    6D44 11.10 Bescot Up Engineers - Toton North Yard

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    Johnny Laing

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    Have heard this machine is going to be withdrawn as plans are to buy a new regulator to take over as the main machine (replacing 77901) making this one redundant.

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    73913 has been in our depot at Rugby since Monday so I doubt it

  • Ben Williams avatar

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    No - only a date that it apparently left. Nov last year.

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    Further to my 23 October comment, this now carries XYZ Rail branding, I believe the first machine so branded. This is currently working in the West Highlands on a hand rail installation project.

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    We've received a photo of this trolley carrying number 98082 at Wimbledon open day in May 1991.

  • Lee Taylor

    Lee Taylor

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    Has there been any further news as to its disposal or relocation since the last sighting on the M25 23.06.20?

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    Andy Hessey

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    Gary Wright

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    Jonathan Flood

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    Manchester Metro Land Rover

  • Martin Benson

    Martin Benson

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    Engineering possession on Leeds - Selby line

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    This is the same vehicle which was previously with the SYRPS. Several theories have emerged over the years, but I've yet to hear any history of the vehicle.

    A discussion on similar machines took place on the IRS io group, and on a construction equipment forum. No definate conclusions were made on either.

    The gearbox is manufactured by RR Motors, but there is no other indication as to who the actual machine was manufactured by.

    Whether the rail wheels were fitted from new, or were a later addition is not known. It is doubtful that the SYRPS manufactured and fitted the rail wheels, as some have said.

    My personal opinion is that it was operated by a railway contractor based in the Sheffield area and acquired by/donated to the SYRPS. There were quite a few contractors such as Allens, T.W.Ward (later 600 group).

    Hopefully someone will enlighten us one day .....

  • Brian Cuttell

    Brian Cuttell

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    I did see a green rail mounted dumper truck at the South Yorkshire RPS site at Meadowhall in 1992 & 1996 but no further details unfortunately. Very likely it is this one which presumably moved to Elsecar around the time Meadowhall closed. I also saw it at the SYRPS Attercliffe Common site on 23/7/88 and it was probably at the SYRPS Chapeltown site before that.

  • Robin Morel

    Robin Morel

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    new arrival

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    Jonathan Flood

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    Does anyone know the history of this machine?

    I believe it may have been at the South Yorkshire Railway at Meadowhall, before Elsecar.