A few months ago, the new Tamping Machine (73250) arrived at Newbridge. Some time is being spent on repairs, re-commissioning and training, hopefully soon the new machine will be in action on the NYMR to improve the track geometry.
Below is a picture of the first day of training that occurred on the 7th July 2013.
York Area Group has funded this acquisition and training is being provided to paid and volunteer staff. The long term plan is to fit modern computer guiding control to enable improved track alignment, for track maintenance and track renewal work.
Also, work is being carried to put this machine back into the BR livery from when it was new….
Pictures of the arrival of this machine can be seen by clicking HERE