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  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    I've added the two ex-Ruston NG flailers. If anything else needs adding then let me know. :)

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    Whilst the decision on this is ultimately down to the website owner, I do think that the few UK NG loco to plant conversions should be included - there can't be more than a handful out there anyway. Just my thoughts!

  • ROG37884

    ROG37884

    Arrived in UK and now sitting at Dollands Moor Sdgs to await collection. 15/02/2020

  • Dennis Graham avatar

    Dennis Graham

    In my personal opinion this is definitely a piece of on-track plant albeit a conversion but that is not unique in the business. As such I feel this and others similar should be included in a site called 'ontrackplant'. In fact I would say that it was more worthy than some wagons, trailers and tracked machines. There are several flail machines already on the site though R/R most some sort of conversion. At least this is permanently on rail.The site has moved on a lot from the original objectives but Vince is the final arbiter on these matters so I leave it to him with my views.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Hi Bryan, no - it's not listed on the website at this time (nor is Roy's Talyllyn example).

    I'm inclined to remove the record for the HE7495 example and not list this broad type of vehicle; unless anyone has strong arguments on listing them all.

  • Roger Harris

    Roger Harris

    Yes, Quattro have acquired the site and totally refurbishing the inside. There are machines on site in the workshop, but mostly used for refurbishing trailers rather than the Cwmbran workshop that has limited facilities.

  • Bryan Blundell

    Bryan Blundell

    I saw this at Ravenglass back on the 29th Sept 2017.

    Was in a very awkward position to grab a photo of.

    Is it registered on the website as I have looked but cannot see a sightings link.

  • Roy Hennefer

    Roy Hennefer

    A slippery slope indeed. There was (is?) a similar conversion at the Talyllyn, RH #476109.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Can of worms with this one, although I probably opened it when I added my photo of HE7495 a few years ago :)

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Interesting to see that Quattro are using this location now - are they using the facilities there from the previous owners as a refurb location?

  • Dennis Graham avatar

    Dennis Graham

    Frame of small NG Ruston locomotive used for conversion to flail mower

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    Some of the earlier SRS machines are numbered in the 9120xx series!

  • 01276

    01276

    @Dennis Graham, the power car sections do not operate in tandem as there is no through cabling - there's not even a cab to cab phone! Plus tail lights have to be set by manually switching them over in the rear cab. Each power car can work with either of the other 3 or even on it's own.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Interestingly this has been numbered in the 912xxx (MEWP) number range rather than the 917/919 lorry ranges.

  • 01276

    01276

    They are for maintenance use only and can only be raised in working mode once the OLE is de-energised.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    It is believed that this vehicle (#149.3.19.19) is the same one that was on display at Rail Live 2019, although no-one who visited the show has come forward with confirmed build details. If it transpires that they are different machines, I will split the record/sightings accordingly.

  • David Cooper

    David Cooper

    Plasser & Theurer Beaver 79-800W Tamper operated by Metro.Ferr at Iseo Station in Italy

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Told this is now at Calais so due imminently...

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Yes they are indeed rotary wipers and are fitted to the majority of DB Netz snowploughs

  • Jon Horswell

    Jon Horswell

    Are those rotary wipers fitted to the front? I feel something similar was briefly tried out on the Woodhead electrics during the early-70's.

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    ECC expiry date 10 Jan 2027

  • Paul Moseley

    Paul Moseley

    Rail gear now removed

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    SBRail have the contracts for the London North Eastern, London North Western and Scotland routes - so quite a varied area!

  • Ex Babcock Employee

    Ex Babcock Employee

    Reported on LinkedIn that the machine is currently undergoing 'shakedown' tests. Does anyone know what area of the UK that this machine will operate?

  • RRV Cowboy

    RRV Cowboy

    Similar to the UNAC's we have over here all be it less restricted compared to the UK versions

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    This new tamper for SBRail has been spied at Plasser's Linz factory in Austria, so it's only a matter of time before it makes an appearance here :)

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Unusual looking RRV compared to what we're used to over here!

  • Keith Cox avatar

    Keith Cox

    Forgot to say branded Total Rail Solutions

  • Keith Cox avatar

    Keith Cox

    This R/R now carries fleet number TRS1040 and RIV 919085-9

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Appreciate the very positive comments lads.

    Apologies for not responding earlier.

    Right place right time.

    SEE IT TAKE IT

    DON'T REGRET NOT HAVING TAKEN IT

    May not Ever happen again.

    NOT JUST FOR OTP

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Has arrived at Shettleston NR after full refurbishment at Elmec

    ECC Noted as 2026-12-16

    If someone could update this please

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Has arrived back at Shettleston NR from Elmec after a full refurbishment.

    ECC noted as 2026-12-16.

    If someone could update this please

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    re the pantograph on these - does anyone know if they're for testing, or are the machines powered by them?

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Typo apparently - Irlam.

    Looks like it's a bit further round on Delhi Way per Alex's comment:

    http://www.ontrackplant.com/locations/podtrak-irlam

  • Jarrod Barker

    Jarrod Barker

    Roy Hennefer has posted seeing a lot of Pod trak items at Irwell ?

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Has arrived back at Shettleston after refurbishment complete with refurbished trailer.

    A further 5 to receive the same treatment

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    ...or not!

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    We've now (finally) merged these entries - assuming that this dayglo green Bance at Bristol is / was most likely to be this one. Not sure if it is still around anywhere...?

  • Lee Taylor

    Lee Taylor

    Plinthed on station platform

  • Mick House

    Mick House

    1379 on the top & 1387 below

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Now apparently with SBRail

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Report of a small tamper heading across Europe to Vienna with Vaughan Plant Haulage. Possibly this one but unconfirmed...

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    I have recently been sent a photo of this machine at the Wensleydale Railway, Leeming Bar in 2009 (no precise date)

  • Gary Duggan avatar

    Gary Duggan

    Build number 119110

  • Gary Duggan avatar

    Gary Duggan

    Noted at shovlin depot today now has riv number 940908-5

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    Build No. 146643, Hy-Rail conversion to rear, conversion number not legible

  • Alex Betteney avatar

    Alex Betteney

    My interpretation is that its past Tesco, near where AMCO Rail is, but despite the address of Woodrow Way, may be better accessed from Delhi Road?

  • Jarrod Barker

    Jarrod Barker

    I have been working in Irlam today. Drove up and down Woodrow Way and didn’t see any signs of Pod Trak being on there. If Woodrow Way is where Tesco’s is?

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    This and 940183 being re gauged for Ireland

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Believe this one is now for sale again. Trailer 013009 not with it so not sure where that has gone...