RAIL2015 - Report and Photo Gallery
17 September 2015
With a focus on innovation and ingenuity, the event was targeted at the wider rail industry, rather than the infrastructure-specific events of previous years. As such, there was not a lot of plant on display, but was an interesting nonetheless.
Aquarius, Bance, Capel and TRAC all had items of plant on display. Quattro and QTS were also present, albeit with no rail-vehicles.
The largest item of plant was ABC Electrification's "new" electrification built by SVI SpA of Italy between 2001 and 2008, and recently refurbished. The train consists of seven vehicles...
One APV250 multipurpose vehicle with access platform and pantograph.
Two RSM9 self-propelled platforms.
One PT500 rotating platform vehicle.
Two self-propelled CTF28 wiring vehicles.
One RT250 "Drasina" vehicle with crane.
It is interesting to see a company opt for a refurbished train rather than new-build - a lot of time is saved on the procurement & build, meaning the vehicle can be in service much sooner. After acceptance, it will initially work on electrification projects in Scotland.
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