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Found the below while playing on Youtube.

I am pretty sure this is an old UK BR machine now in Poland, any guesses to it's original UK ID?

Vince avatar

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Think it's 77318 which left in 2008

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Thanks, think you are correct, was convinced I knew this machine, worked with it around 2002, nice to see it still working.

I keep listening to the engine sound and cannot decide if still original RR engine or a converted Cummins in it?

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Here is another ex-BR USP500C in Poland, a bit easier to guess the original ID.

Bryan Blundell

Bryan Blundell

That's a rarity.

Seeing a Reg with side ploughs out.

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Yes, very rare, normally only used during service for greasing.

I'm sure many ex-fitters watching this remember dealing with working drive traction faults with these.

That brush drive dog clutch engaging on the twin disc was a bugger. Hard to access right under the hydraulic tank and that crappy limit switch?.

And operators leaving the brush drive switch in the wrong position after a shift....??

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

The Colas one is 77335 I presume?

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Yes, also pretty sure 73103 is in the background on that video.

http://www.colasrail.pl/COLAS/index.php/en/wynajem-maszyn-en

LM

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Kevin Staddon

Used the profilers frequently in the 80's when I worked out of Taunton.

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