OTP 2022 - Railways in Worcestershire

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OTP 2022

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Andrew Smith visted this company's new plant depot in Cotteridge (Lifford) on 1st April 2022.  The depot is at the same level as the canal and is slighlty further on from the site of Lifford Canal Sidings.   The two photographs show four of their Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (MEWP).

On Saturday 28th May 2022 the Network Rail depot at the former station at Spetchley contained tow items of on-track plant.   The flat wagon is 070017-7 whilst the TMX branded road/railer was No.6852 (940681-5)  in its fleet.

On 23rd July 2022 the Engineer's siding at Worcester Shrub Hill was occupied by Plant No.DR 80201. This 1997 built Pandrol Jackson/Harsco Track Track Technologies Plain Line Stoneblower is used to pack small stones beneath the track in order to ensure a smooth ride for passeners. The machine being operated by Balfour Beatty but owned by Network Rail. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith

Saturday 29th October 2022 was very good for photography but as always at the weekend there was very little to photograph.  However a search of likely places for On-track plant (OTP) produced a quite rare piece of equipment.  This is road-railer lifting platform No.840007-4 parked off the track in the Engineer's siding behind the station at Worcester Shrub Hill.

Pete Stamper photographed the 08.49 Kings Norton via Birmingham New Street, Perry Barr, Smethwick and Worcester to Kings Norton (train code No.3S02). It is a Windhoff Multi-Purpose Vehicle No.98967. Photograph taken on 25th November 2022.
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