On-Track Machine and Road-Railer Roundup - November 2020
2 December 2020
A round-up of road-railer deliveries during November 2020.
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A.P.Webb Plant Hire
99709 911371-1 / RTE023 - Rail-Ability/JCB JZ141 / RA310RR crawler excavator.
The third of four on order from Allan J Hargreaves, this was delivered to Five Oaks on 13th November, being received without branding. It's first shift, fully branded, was off London Victoria Ebury Road AP on 22nd November.
99709 940916-8 / RRV158 - AJH/Komatsu PW160-11 RAIL RAIDER mk2.
This was shortly followed by the fourth and final machine...
99709 940917-6 / RRV157 - AJH/Komatsu PW160-11 RAIL RAIDER mk2.
At the start of November, Network Rail took delivery of their first new Severn Tunnel emergency response vehicles from GOS Engineering, based on their Mitsubishi Fuso Canter box body conversion. It will be based at South Wales Fire and Rescue Service's Newport Maindee fire station and replaces the previous Volvo/Unimog vehicles.
99709 978027-9 / CN70UWW - GOS/Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 6C18 Lorry Emergency Services Vehicle.
The second new vehicle was delivered to Avon Fire & Rescue's workshops in Avonmouth a few weeks later and replaces the previous Renault vehicle.
99709 978028-7 / CK70CJF - GOS/Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 6C18 Lorry Emergency Services Vehicle.
After a long period in Ireland, Pod-Trak have acquired this Mecalac and re-registered it for use after a full upgrade by King Rail to RIS1530PLT-6 standards.
99709 940937-4 / PTL4747 / KC03PYW - Rexquote/Mecalac 14MXT.
99709 919099-0 / ARB55 - Rexquote/QTS MegaChipper v2.
This Rail-Boss has recently undergone a full refurbishment and has been fitted with a Vac/Jetting module by GK&N.
99709 948001-1 / RRB01 - Rail-Ability/Chavtrac Rail-Boss with Vacuum/Jetter module.
This Unimog has also recently been refurbished and is now a vactor unit rather than tanker/jetter.
99709 979069-0 / RRU05 / P444TTF - Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1650L with Vactor Unit.
Quattro Plant (inc AB2K)
99709 910173-2 / QPL1162 - GOS/Doosan DX170W-5 Ultimate 250.
99709 911369-5 / QPL1303 - GOS/Doosan DX140LCR-5 tracked excavator.
Readypower Rail Services
This is the second GOS Engineering Superbug 300 to be delivered. The first pair worked in tandem for the first time at Millbrook, Hampshire on the weekend of 21st/22nd November 2020.
99709 911365-3 / FR301 - GOS/Doosan DX235 LCR-5 crawler Superbug 300.
This is the first of 20 machines on order from Allan J Hargreaves, entering service at Entwhistle over the weekend of 21st/22nd November 2020. The balance of 19 are expected to be delivered at the rate of one per month, allowing a Case 988P to be retired with every machine delivered.
99709 940938-2 / FR520 - AJH/Komatsu PW160-11 RAIL RAIDER mk2.
Rexquote have converted another of Readypower's redundant AccessRailers into a new personnel carrier.
99709 949045-7 / RRPT09 - Rexquote/PT12AWS Personnel Transporter.
Sonic Rail Services
This is notable as the first DX170 Ultimate 270 to be fitted with Self-Levelling equipment to increase stability when lifting.
99709 910172-4 / 3421 - GOS/Doosan DX170W-5 Ultimate 270.