DR 73946

21st November 2008

DR 73946

73946 in Amsterdam - photo Arnold van Heyst

Recent news articles seem to be about machines getting scrapped and exported. It's been quite a while since a new machine arrived in the country! That changed at the start of November.

DR 73946 is a Plasser & Theurer Euromat 08-4x4/4S tamper owned by VolkerRail. It was built in 2007 and is the first S&C tamper designed to work on any standard gauge track in Europe - including the UK's restrictive W6a loading gauge.

It moved to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for testing a few days after arrival in the UK.

A slightly strange photo of it at the NYMR can be found here.



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  • Ted Knotwell

    Ted Knotwell

    I think 73946 was at Tebay on Friday 28/11/2008. I got a flleeting glimpse of it from a passing Pendolino at speed.