News Roundup - April 2013

2 May 2013

News Roundup - April 2013

Quattro's newest Skyrailer, 912051 (photo:

A round-up of on-track plant and road-railer news from April 2013.

A.P.Webb / Rail-Ability

Rail-Ability/A.P.Webb launched their new MAN 4x4 truck with Rail Reach III Access Platform and Crane at the Railtex exhibition in Earls Court at the end of the month.

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Balfour Beatty

Previously stored at Asfordby, and then Hither Green for a short time, DR73502 has been sold to an unknown operator in the north. More details when known.

We have also been informed that four Case 988Ps have been exported to Singapore. The vehicles that left are XEC2182, XEC2206, XEC2207 & XEC2414.

Colas Rail

Long-time stored DR73103 and DR77335 left Rugby and were exported to Poland.


Quattro continue to take delivery of new Neotec/Haulotte Skyrailer platform lifts - 938 (912049), 939 (912050) and 940 (912051) joined the fleet during April. This takes Quattro's total up to nine, leaving one more to be delivered.

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Two new Takeuchi TB250s are undergoing conversion for QTS in Kent.

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SPL Powerlines

Rail Access Platforms and Border Rail & Plant have been owned by Powerlines Group for a few years now, but have continued to operate under their own names. In April several machines from the RAP fleet were noted with "SPL Powerlines" logos at a new Doncaster depot. To reflect this re-branding, we have merged the two fleet lists on the website into one.


A new Megarailer has been noted at Rexquote's factory in Somerset. Numbered 940766, further details are not yet known.


At least two new Zweiweg Atlas 1604ZWs arrived in the country at the end of April. They were noted at APEL in Pontypool undergoing modifications. Which company they are going to remains unknown at this time.



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    Ben Williams Editor

    73502 was delivered to Trackwork on 16th April. Presumably its new owner.

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