New GrantPlant Matisas
5 December 2003 - thanks to Vince, Roy Hennefer & Chas Tallis for this article
All three of GrantPlant's Matisa B41UE tamping machines are now in the country.
75402 and 75403 arrived during November, and 75401 during the summer.
In late October/early November, 75401 was undergoing tests and driver training at the East Lancashire Railway and Barrow Hill.
75402 is now at the ELR for similar purposes, whereas 75403 has gone to the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.9 Dec update
The build number of 75402 is 4113 of 2003. Details for the other two machines are not yet known.