21 November 2008
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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