Named On-Track Machine
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This is named after a driver of this machine who passed away during his sleep after finishing a nights work. The tamper was taken by road to Canvey Island in Essex, and it just made it to the football ground due to the narrow roads. Alan Jenkins was a fanatical Canvey Island supporter. The machine was named by his wife and the head of TransPlant. It is the first vechicle for many years that London Underground has named.
Named: March 2002 Canvey Island Football Ground
This machine is named after a Nottingham machine operator, who retired after working on the railways for more than 40 years.
Named: ~ November 2001
Named by The Queen to commemorate the redevelopment of Reading station and launch of the HOOB train
Named: July 2014 Reading
Machine named after the company which owns it.
Named: ~ April 2002 - ** RHC designated item
This was named after a former Reading signalman. He was also involved in the High Output Ballast Cleaner project at Reading.
Named: 5 October 2006 Reading
Named after Network Rail employee who was killed in A34 road accident in July 2016.
Named: August 2016 Swindon HOOB
George Mullineux has retired after 50 years as a electrician/ fitter on the railway.
Named: Summer 2008
Named after a long-serving employee who sadly passed away
Named: May 2018 Plymouth
Named after a Network Rail Engineering Manager. The machine was involved in an accident and exported in 2007. In November 2008 a Network Rail class 37/97 locomotive was seen with this name.
Named: June 2005 West Ealing - Plasser works - machine exported in 2007
Named after Malcolm Pearce's retirement after 48 years in the railway industry.
Named: Spring 2005
Named after the late National Renewals director of GrantPlant who was instrumental in bringing the large Kirow cranes into the country..
This machine is named after Balfour Beatty Rail Plants' late commercial manager, who died in 1999.
Named: July 1999 West Ealing - Plasser & Theurer works - machine scrapped August 2
Named after Peter White, who was a machine supervisor based at Liverpool Edge Hill. He was sadly killed by a ballast train during a renewals job in Liverpool.
Named: July 2002 West Ealing - Plasser & Theurer works
This was named to celebrate the anniversary of Reading signal panel.
Named: 18 December 2006 Reading
The official ceremony was at Stockport in December, however, the name had been noted on the machine as early as September.
Named: 18 December 2000 Stockport - ** RHC designated item
Named after Network Rail employee who was killed in an accident.
Named: September 2011 York NRM
This was named after Stephen "Keith" Blanchard. He was very instumental in the design of the now popular road-rail Landrover.
Named: January 2003 Derby station
Name removed during 2014/2015 but then re-applied until export in 2018
Named: August 2000 West Ealing - Plasser & Theurer works