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  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    The Rail Trolley Trust is looking to loan out this Trolley, on a restore, run and maintenance agreement.

    It is about to come out of storage, in order to have some minor repairs etc., to the chassis.

    It was originally battery powered, but we would accept it being converted to internal combustion.

    If you are interested or know a Group or Railway who would be interested, please get them to contact the Trust via their website.

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    The Rail Trolley Trust continues to look to loan out some of our fleet, on restore, run and maintenance agreements.

    This enables more of our fleet to be restored quicker and to be used for what they were designed for.

    This Trolley is available. It requires an engine but is otherwise complete, although the woodwork will require repair / replacement.

    If you would be interested, or know a Group or Railway who would be interested, please get them to contact the Trust, via their website.

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This left Sussex on 14th September 2019 and has moved to a private site in Somerset, where it is undergoing restoration.

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Noted at Inverkeithing 18/05/2020

    NOT BY ME UNFORTUNATELY

    Cracking Picture

    "Unit has been noted at Inverkeithing over the last week or so. See

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/126612220@N04/49904799082/in/datetaken/

    Have put up to scot-rail that he/she either join or submit to OTP

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Now with "Rail Services Corp" (who seem to be essentially the same company as FR/FW but with no company registration after previously mentioned liquidations)

  • Paul J Jessett

    Paul J Jessett

    Balfour Beatty 75202 & 75201 arrive at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    Does anyone have pictures of this trolley prior to 2008 please?

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    Does anyone have any picture of this Wickham, when it was a Llanwern Steel Works please?

  • Robin Morel

    Robin Morel

    Last few days of Cricklewood North sidings which close at 23:00 Friday 29th May replaced by New OTM siding from June 1st

  • Bryan Blundell

    Bryan Blundell

    In early May 1991 I seem to recall this machine being trialled on a midweek daytime on the Doncaster - Lincoln line near the M18 bridge. The line was under a prolonged shutdown due to bridgeworks near Lincoln.

    3 of us went on a site visit from York as we were booked to work with it a few weeks later at Filey.

  • Bryan Blundell

    Bryan Blundell

    It got me a couple of easy Saturday nights in Filey.

  • Lerpass Mapter

    Lerpass Mapter

    Very debatable about this machine, along with the production Harsco machines.

    Specs changed to suit in my opinion and I did spend quite some time on this machine....

  • Jon Horswell

    Jon Horswell

    Was the PBI effective as a method for maintenance?

  • Jim Gillies

    Jim Gillies

    Yes

    For one you would never get 1 of these IN (a) TRAIN

  • Kevin Morrison

    Kevin Morrison

    Someone has a sense of humour

  • Keith Cox avatar

    Keith Cox

    This Nordberg machine must have been here for years as I seen it there on 6/9/1997

  • Caroline Mitchell

    Caroline Mitchell

    Wickham Type 4B trolley A14W / 2786 on display at the Moseley Trust steam Gala, Apedale, 18th September 2010

  • Robin Morel

    Robin Morel

    PBI= Pneumatic Ballast Injection 84

  • Robin Morel

    Robin Morel

    Open Day demonstration

  • Bryan Blundell

    Bryan Blundell

    The build number is 1811 according to what we know of it's history.

    No history or detail available from Sollinger Hutte.

    All we know is from Grant Rail supplied info.

    https://www.nymr-pway.co.uk/plant/ballast-regulator/

    Should be back in action when we get the go ahead post lockdown to complete tamping and regulating prior to resumption of trains.

  • Keith Cox avatar

    Keith Cox

    when seen on 25/8/01 I noted makers plate built 1984 also carried 500120 and 1811 not sure which is works number

  • Jonathan Flood avatar

    Jonathan Flood

    This Railcar has now been sold and left the Southall site, just before the start of the recent lockdown.

    I am unsure where it has been moved to.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    This may in part be down to these seeing increased use in recent months. I understand trials of using three TRMs in multiple to install large track panels were successful hence there is increased demand for these.

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

    No longer stored, reported as being on 7G52 from Bescot to Camden Junction this evening.

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    Here's my photo from the day -

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    One lowmac is on the left of the LWRT wagon, and two are on the right. None had Donelli Gantries on, so I will remove the sightings.

    (Maybe people got confused and thought that cab on the left Lowmac was a Donelli?)

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Moving from Didcot at 10am to Taunton.

  • Lee Taylor

    Lee Taylor

    Checking my notes I also concur that whilst the Lowmac was present I didn't record the tracklayer

  • Vince avatar

    Vince Website editor

    I'm pretty sure it wasn't at Doncaster Works open day, but if I remember correctly, it's old associated Lowmac wagon was!

  • Jarrod Barker

    Jarrod Barker

    It was a very busy machine on the 26th July 2003 looking at the various sightings of it on that day.

  • Keith Cox avatar

    Keith Cox

    This trolley was built in 2011 shown on data plate

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Looking through old photos I'm reminded that a piece of this (that has the number on) was found at Embsay Railway in 2010! Quite how it ended up here when it was scrapped the year before in Slateford is a mystery...

  • John Brown

    John Brown

    Ben most of the run up here thay have to reverse back to leeds ie leeds Harrogate leeds leeds ilkley leeds

  • John Brown

    John Brown

    thanks for the info jarrod seen this last night at pannal could only work out the ews number .

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    I've just come across an old photo of one of these at Fort William in 2006. I saw 71085 at Bridge of Orchy same day but not sure which of the other three was based out here?

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    At least one of these has now arrived in Australia - posted on LinkedIn this week. I'm told three are due to go there. I believe this one is one of them due to go...

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    So the top and tailing with locos is for social distancing reasons. Similar set operating in Devon currently.

  • Dan Adkins

    Dan Adkins

    Does anyone know where this one currently is please? Not reported for two years?

  • Jarrod Barker

    Jarrod Barker

    Working 3Z12 Knottingley to Knottingley top and tailed by 66199 98955 98905 66137

  • Jarrod Barker

    Jarrod Barker

    Working 3Z12 Knottingley to Knottingley top and tailed by 66199 98955 98905 66137

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Another advert has appeared again offering this for sale.

  • wayne allsopp

    wayne allsopp

    Just seen a post with been sighted in Gavle, Sweden on the 03,04,2020.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    This and the other unimog 979030 were both for sale on eBay earlier in the year (on APWebb eBay account) but unsure of their current fate...

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    This, Rail066 and dozer 914080 currently for sale on eBay

    https://ebay.co.uk/usr/john--w

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Comment here (from 2 years ago) suggests it is at Rush Green Motors but that may be a case of mistaken identity

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/28083135@N06/38415936725

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Also found a rare photo of this in Avondale white livery at Wensleydale in 2003

    https://photos.wr-rail-link.co.uk/lphoto.php?Nmbr=1015&id=1588264263

    Lack of sightings since 2017 and Roy's comment above suggest maybe not still around?

  • Lerpass Mapter

    Lerpass Mapter

    I shuddered seeing that picture with the Sherpa Van on the right!

    Terrible van, worse than that, BR got the rejected Sherpa vans.

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Just did a Google of 'Stemlite' and then 'Stemlite Bruff' and this image came up!

    https://www.fire-engine-photos.com/picture/number22470

    Think it looks like C964 on the left...

  • Robin Morel

    Robin Morel

    Stemlights (Stemlite) all the rage back then with police traffic units and fire rescue tenders similar

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    Were the lights very effective?

  • Robin Morel

    Robin Morel

    Eastleigh allocated at the time