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  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Currently working for Quattro Europe in The Netherlands and Belgium

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Did anyone get close to this during the 2021 show to be able to read the info on the build plate (rather than the data panel) please?

    Thanks!

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Did anyone get close to this during the 2021 show to be able to read the info on the build plate (rather than the data panel) please?

    Thanks!

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This vehicle has been donated to The Rail Trolley Trust (https://www.railtrolleytrust.co.uk/) by B&R Track Services (https://www.facebook.com/B-R-Track-Services-152089981488964).

    It was moved from Cheddelton to Nant Mawr on the Tanat Valley Light Railway on 22nd June 2022, by Dawson Structural Engineering Ltd. (http://www.dawson-structuralengineering.co.uk/)

  • Lerpass Mapter

    Lerpass Mapter

    Amazing bit of kit though, did they show it in operation?

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Thanks for uploading, Alex.

    I don't think I'll be listing this type of vehicle as it looks beyond the scope of the attachment section. (I'll review this policy if vehicles of the type start gaining EVN numbers!)

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    I am keeping this listed in the Van Elle list to avoid confusion.

    If/when it returns to APWebb livery/operations then it can go back in their list.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Recalibrated and reconfigured as a standard DX170W-5 (with stabilisers) by GOS Engineering after several years in storage.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    This machine had the following on the silver panel on the front of the machine WD1992PL0032. Would you say this constitutes the build number ?

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    Was most chuffed to be permitted to ride in the cab and allowed to apply the brakes up and down the short test track that day! This photo was taken afterwards as the RR was due to go on a job that evening..

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    I likewise didn't check the trailer. However, this is now being marketed as the Forwarder V2, it's first job being in March/April this year. I believe that the chipper itself is new, although suspect that the trailer remains the same. Logically therefore, the RIV should remain unchanged if that's correct.

    Interestingly, the section on this machine on QTS's website suggests another four are being developed.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Good point, I totally forgot the trailer was a separate vehicle (presume it is still 009046 but didn't check).

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    Is the Chipper with 975106 a new one or ARB41 (009046-2), and if new, is it likely to get a RIV number like ARB41 and ARB77 ?

  • Ken Spence

    Ken Spence

    Crane now dismantled awaiting to go to scrap dealer

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Previously based at Plumstead Crossrail site and presumed disposed of afterwards. Refurbished by Bance in 2021.

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Renumbered to 058/21 after refurbishment in 2021

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    On display at Rail Live 2022 with temporary Van Elle decals.

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Carried Story fleet number 1365 at Rail Live 22/06/2022

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

    Must have been plates just for the show only, as there's no record on the DVLA.

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Same vehicle as the original VIN YV04GWW was on a steel plate inside the cab.

  • Tom Dennett

    Tom Dennett

    919058-6 was the number on the side of E19 RRV seen at Rail Live today, is this still the same vehicle or have they reused the RIV number?

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    I was advised by the Barrow Hill Pway manager last week that as far as he was aware this is not currently on site. If it was he should have been made aware of its return. Seemingly it is a members personal possession and has been temporarily removed from site in connection with other projects with which the owner is involved.

  • Peter Hall

    Peter Hall

    I have been shown a picture of this in its new configuration displayed at the recent iaf, Munster exhibition. Lack of GB sightings since 2018, the date of the article referred to by Vince, no TOPS registration and this recent sighting would suggest that export in c2019 is the most likely disposal.

  • Paul Nicholls

    Paul Nicholls

    Travelling over level crossing at Stanford-le-Hope station

  • Mick House

    Mick House

    Following on from my previous comment, this machine will be running on Red Diesel, so that is probably the main reason it is transported by low-loader.

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    After your comment looked through other photos from the day

    NOT noticeable from this angle is that the tow bar is not actually attached to the Trolley's or 912477 but is actually lying on the Outside of the offside rail but appearing to be connected, giving an optical illusion

    Trolley's were being used to ferry OHL Arms out of the tunnel and being picked up at the RAP for disposal

    Assumption here is that the 2 Trolley's were pushed beyond the RAP to allow 912477 to access the line.

    Noticeable is that the 2 trolley's are very tight together an would not allow then to be towed together on a curve

    Hope this has pit some clarification to it all

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Unusual trailer/trolley setup?...

  • tony simons

    tony simons

    Arriving at the DVLR from the NRM. The crane will undergo restoration and preservation

  • Mick House

    Mick House

    Even though it has a AC06RRC plate on the front, I do not now about the back, it may not be road registered, another reason for traveling on a low-loader.

  • Tom Dennett

    Tom Dennett

    This runs under the headcode of 6Q63 which I noticed is missing from the headcode list

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    Where abouts on Etches Park Stephen? New shed station end or southern end?

  • Bryan Blundell

    Bryan Blundell

    The last major bits of the steel frames have finally gone for scrap.

  • Temp

    Temp

    Did they find out the route cause of the fire ?

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    Brilliant cheers Paul for your help! :)

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Now confirmed.

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

    This crane will be involved in hourly lifting demonstrations as part of the Gwili Railway's 'Rail Oddities' gala this weekend. Wickham and Pump trollies in action on the day too, should any of the OTP fraternity be interested.

  • Dennis Graham avatar

    Dennis Graham

    There are two unnumbered new remote controlled TRTs at Toddington for trials prior to being used. They will be numbered on successful completion of trials.

    They have new branding and it's now the McCulloch Group.

  • Andrew Eccles

    Andrew Eccles

    Working the 10:00 Effingham Junction Neck to Kings Norton On Track Plant Depot

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Now updated. Unfortunately unless these moves get flagged with a comment the updates are likely to go un-noticed.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    It seems that no-one noticed that this crane is now on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway and noted there on 2/5/22.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    This departed the Spa Valley in the last week or so, I am told to the Lavender Line, but that requires confirmation currently.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    A visit to the Spa Valley today failed to find this today. A little research on Fascebook has suggested it departed by road to a new unspecified home at the end of October 2021. Does anyone know where this now is?

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    The frame of this trolley is believed to have been stolen during or by April 2022, only the collapsed bodywork remains (info from IRS Irish Handbook team)

  • tony simons

    tony simons

    Ex NRM, transferred to Derwent Valley Light Railway for preservation and restoration

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    After checking my records I believe this to be ex Murphy PRT06/99709 018012-3 which has been renumbered for a second time.

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    Didn't thing 12394 was that complete, though seen another photo, obviously misidentified stating to be 12394 which matched. One possibility is that the uid crane at NIR is a grafton crane which left sote, reported scrapped around 21 years ago. If it is a grafton, the works plate is attached to the cab base just below the jib pivot. Needs another visit.

    Im thinking this crane is not the grafton but something else, but at present im not sure what (im thinking its an ex BR engineers crane of some description). Will keep on working on it as i get chance.

    Just as an aside Smith 12394 is a steam crane and not a diesel, nor was it ever a diesel. There are a few anomalies in the industrial crane section which i will advise on in due course.

  • Greg Hartle avatar

    Greg Hartle

    This personnel trolley is not on the website. Adey believes it may have previously been an 018xxx but there wasn't a build plate or anything else to give away it's former identity. I'm pretty sure it's fleet number label read 'Asset 0006'

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

    I've just uploaded a photo of 12394 to the site.

    click here

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    The crane in the photo is almost certainly Thomas Smith 12394. Not sure whats at Pitsford - can we have some photos to compare?

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Ok yes I've just looked at VCT. So the GUV was converted at NIR during 2020-1 but came from NLR. I think Mr Alex Betteney must be the man for this one?!