Summer 2009 Update
24 August 2009
A summary of recent happenings...
Unique Kershaw ballast cleaner 76101 was in the process of being scrapped at Forders yard near Bedford during July & August. It has been stored here since at least 2002 after it's train was said to have suffered problems in the area. The contractor is currently unknown.
77306 was exported to Turkey during March/April. It was refurbished and re-painted blue/white at Colchester during the spring.
The two antique Matisa tampers moved from the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway to the Swindon & Cricklade Railway during June. Hopefully they now face a brighter future!
Rail grinder UK5 (79265 / 79275) suffered a major fire during July. It is not sure yet whether it can be repaired but it has now moved to Eastleigh for assessment.
Road / Railer news
We are hoping to do separate news articles in the future concentrating on developments in the Road/Rail sector. This will be co-ordinated by John G and Nick amongst others and will concentrate on new vehicles, changes to ownership, company name changes etc - some of which is supplied to us from NPT Publishing but not normally publicised. In much the same way as Jonathan provides us with occasional Wickham news, we hope this will be a useful new feature. Comments and suggestions welcome!
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