On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - early 2021
20 April 2021
Sorry for lack of updates recently - the lockdown has reduced the amount of reports/photos we get. Now people are making trips out again, here is a round-up of on-track machine and road-railer deliveries at the start of 2021.
As always, thanks to everyone who has contributed information for this article. If you think that something is missing, or your company has any updates/details of new deliveries for our next article then please post in the forum or email us privately with details. You can also upload photos here. Thanks!
Swietelsky Babcock Rail (SBRail) On-Track Machines
SBRail's third new tamper arrived at the start of March.
99 70 9123 014-1 / 75014 - Plasser & Theurer Unimat 09-4x4/4S Dynamic Tamper.
But going the other way, tamper DR73110 and ballast regulator DR77908 left through the tunnel to Europe during April.
73110 - Plasser & Theurer 09-3X Tamper / Liner.
77908 - Plasser & Theurer USP5000RT Ballast Regulator.
A.P.Webb Plant Hire
99709 911373-7 / RTE025 - Rail-Ability/JCB JZ141 / RA310RR crawler excavator.
Aquarius Railroad Technologies
This is now in service and has been pictured fitted with a pair of rotating brushes attached to each side of the underframe, to clear Autumn leaf fall off the rail heads.
99709 976106-3 / YE64WNR - Aquarius/Land Rover 130 Crew Cab Pick-Up.
Complete Drain Clearance
Delivered on 4th March 2021, this is notable in being the first machine built from scratch, as opposed to converted from an existing base machine, by AJH Plant.
99709 919118-8 / CDC10 - AJH/AJH/GK&N Services Rail JET/VAC Rail Cyclone 2.
This has been at Swindon Cocklebury yard as of March 2021, being used to train Avon Fire and Rescue personnel pending allocation of at least one of these to the Severn Tunnel emergency fleet.
99709 975136-1 - Fitzgerald Plant Services/Polaris Ranger XP1000.
99709 979109-4 / NK69ACV - LH Access Technology/Mercedes-Benz Unimog U423 with Access Platform.
Quattro Plant (inc AB2K)
99709 910175-7 / QPL1163 - GOS/Doosan DX170W-5 Ultimate 250.
The latest new GOS DX170 for Quattro, this worked its first shift at Pontypridd overnight on 10th/11th March.
99709 910176-5 / QPL1164 - GOS/Doosan DX170W-5 Ultimate 250.
Readypower Rail Services
99709 940940-8 / FR522 - AJH/Komatsu PW160-11 RAIL RAIDER mk2.
99709 940941-6 / FR523 - AJH/Komatsu PW160-11 RAIL RAIDER mk2.
99709 940942-4 / FR524 - AJH/Komatsu PW160-11 RAIL RAIDER mk2.
The latest Rexquote Accessrailer to Personnel Transporter conversion for Readypower. This leaves just 3 AccessRailer 17s on Readypower's list...
99709 949048-1 / RRPT11 - Rexquote/PT12AWS Personnel Transporter.
This entered service over the weekend of 27th/28th February 2021, having been used with another new machine at Carlisle the previous week. Numerically, this is the second of a batch of six such machines (although is allocated the first of the batch of RIV's) and was prepared for use in the UK by AJH Plant.
99709 940948-1 / 1338 - AJH/Liebherr A924 Rail Litronic.
99709 940949-9 / 1337 - AJH/Liebherr A924 Rail Litronic.
99709 940950-7 / 1339 - AJH/Liebherr A924 Rail Litronic.
99709 940951-5 / 1340 - AJH/Liebherr A924 Rail Litronic.
99709 911374-5 / 7171 - Rail-Ability/JCB JZ141 / RA310RR crawler excavator.
99709 911375-2 / 7172 - Rail-Ability/JCB JZ141 / RA310RR crawler excavator.
99709 940923-4 / 7166 - Liebherr A924 Rail Litronic.
99709 940924-2 / 7167 - Liebherr A924 Rail Litronic.
99709 940934-1 / 7162 - GOS/Doosan DX170W-5 Ultimate 270.