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Departmental Track Machines/MPV's
Pieces of Motorized Plant invaluable for maintaining the Network---Invariably painted Yellow with a few rare exceptions(MPV's).
I've not noted an MPV on the move for well over a year then suddenly I see two in as many days! Here Paired-DR98959/DR98909 are seen passing Bapton in the Wylye-Valley on '6Z05' from Eastleigh going to Bristol-Barton Hill.Again this one looks to be set up as a Weedkiller-Unit.An interesting front-end design bearing a strong resemblence to a Class-60!
..30 may 2012..
Coming from Bescot as '6Z10' this MPV DR98909/DR98959 looks to be set up as a Weedkiller-Unit.Destination for today is Bristol-Barton Hill.Tomorrow night it will carry on down to Exeter.Seen here passing through a very green stretch of line at Ram-Hill nr Westerleigh Junction.
..28 may 2012..
4-wheel Track-Machine DR73931 wearing the now familier colours of the 'Colas' Company heads south through Cheltenham. No other info on this infrastructure-plant move available?
..06 april 2012..
A pair of Tampers DR77903 and DR71111 head north past Lympsham south of Weston-super-Mare.Destination unknown. ..03 june 2010..
Multi-Purpose-Vehicle or MPV-DR98960 seen nr Lydney with '6Z10' from Bescot going to Cardiff.At this time of year probably set up as a WeedKiller-Unit. ..24 may 2010..
Possibly unique liveried DR-73942,a 'Plasser und Theurer Switch & Crossing Tamper' working for Colas passes Magor in South-Wales heading West. ..24 april 2010..