Rail Live 2014 - Report and Photo Gallery
26 June 2014
Dubbed 'The Largest Outdoor Rail Event in the UK', the event certainly lived up to its name, with over 200 exhibitors and 250 vehicles & machines of various sizes.
With so many electrifcation projects happening and due in the future, it is of no surprise that the focus of this year's event was electrification. To that end, a whole host of machines dedicated to piling, foundations & OHL were on display.
As well as electrification vehicles, there were numerous other rail vehicles on display...
Adrian Phillips Engineering Ltd
APEL were showing a new Hako Multicar for one of the tram systems and a trailer recently rebuilt for Quattro.
Apart from several large and small machines, Colas had some new locomotives on display including their Class 70 and recently named Class 60 "Clic Sargent".
Fitzgerald Plant Services
Fitzgerald unveiled a new modular vehicle, based on an old Mercedes refuse lorry chassis.
Along with several small machines and attachments, Geismar were demonstrating their VCP2N access platform.
Predator Equipment are a new name in the UK and were showing off four of their new 5m trailers.
Rail-Ability & APWebb
Several vehicles were on Rail-Ability & APWebb's stand including a MAN TGM MEWP & crane, Superboss with Rail-Reach access platform, and the impressive RA400 Rail-Max crawler excavator.
Another interesting new vehicle was the JCB Fastrac tractor fitted with chipping and trimming equipment.
An interesting new vehicle on Rexquote's stand was a Bomag BW213DH roller, designed as an alternative to the traditional "triple wacker plate" machines.
Stobart unveiled their fully-rebuilt TracGopher machine, featuring a "reversed" cab to give operators a better view.
Another new MEWP on display was seen on TXM's stand - the Neotec Skyrailer 400RR