been to Swanwick junction today and there are three bits of plant that I am at a loss to identify
on is a 4 wheel green seated trolley that carries no numbers
the next is a weird 4 wheel trolley that looks like it was a Heath Robinson construction with a buffered frame above and outside the cover for the inside
the last is a yellow machine with jacks at one end and rail clamps at the other - I've not seen this on previous visits
There is also a wagon (?) with a HIAB lift on the back which is blue and of a bogie design which whilst it is Standard gauge the wheel set is more like the ones used on trollies
If anyone can help it would be nice I am about to load photo's to my Facebook album
Haven't seen the photos, but have you done a search for "midland railway" on this site? Are any of the results your mystery machines?
The wagon with HIAB sounds like it could be this:
The green one sounds like AD9118 Baguley Drewry Railcar
The weird 4 wheel is probably 1311-G Ex Wolverton Carriage works shunter of 1927 vintage built by Mercury Truck & Tractor Co
The only machines I can think of with jacks and rail clamps are the two ballast packers BP065 & BP066
I also have a Midland based query - i have a note from April 2009 of a Colmar / Geismar device, perhaps road/rail, number 68006. any clues appreciated!
Kev, I think this may be the machine you noted...
Thats the one Vince, thank you.
The number 68006 comes from part of the address for Geismar which is 5 Rue D Altkirch 68006 Colmar Cedex France as shown on the works plate. The build number for this machine is 84139 152 1984