Machine Update (June 2005)

15th June 2005 - thanks to Pete Winch, Nick Wilkinson, Mark Thomas for this article

It's been a busy(ish) 6 weeks since the last update!

New Machines

Network Rail have taken delivery of two new machines.

73111, the first of three Plasser & Theurer 09-3X-D-RT Tamper / Liner / Dynamic Track Stabilisers arrived during April.

73111 at Reading

76502, a second P&T RM900RT High Output Ballast Cleaner arrived at Wembley during June.


Unfortunately, quite a few machines were scrapped during May, with First Engineering disposing of their machines stored at Rutherglen; and Fastline their machines at Cardiff Cathays.

The First Engineering machines - 90001, 98100, 98213, 98213, 98214, 98402, 98501 and 98503 were removed from Rutherglen by road, and scrapped at Henderson Kerr in Glasgow.

Several machines at Henderson Kerr's yard

The Fastline Machines - 73223, 73401, 77310 and 77324 were scrapped on site at Cardiff Cathays OTPD.



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