Machine Update (August)

9 August 2004 - thanks to Vince, Al Weiss, Pete Winch for this article

It has been a couple of months since the last update. Not much has happened though...

GrantPlant Matisa Machines

Not new, but the build numbers of the three machines have been confirmed. 75401 is 4112, 75402 is 4113, and 75403 is, yes, 4114.

New Ballast Regulator

Carillion Rail have taken delivery of 77902. It arrived at Wembley on the 12th of August, and the build number is 765 of 2004.

77902 at Wembley
New Stoneblower

80214 was delivered at Liverpool in mid-July and moved straight to the Mid-Hants Railway for testing. Build details are not yet known.

Preservation News

98401, previously stored at London Underground's Ruislip depot can now be found at Mangapps Farm Railway Museum.

98401 at Mangapps Farm
Disposal News 76204 was scrapped earlier this year at Crewe OTPD.

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