Machine Update (June 2005)
15 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.
76502, a second P&T RM900RT High Output Ballast Cleaner arrived at Wembley during June.Disposals
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.
The Fastline Machines - 73223, 73401, 77310 and 77324 were scrapped on site at Cardiff Cathays OTPD.