Balfour Beauty

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  1. RJ

    RJ Established Member

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    What is it exactly? It's sitting in Clapham Yard.

    I also saw 66704 with yellow NR wagons at Clapham today.
     
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  3. Julian G

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    So did I!
    The 08:38 Silverlink Metro from Willesden Junction-Clapham Junction was diverted to platform 17 this morning due to some works at platform 2

    i think it's a tamper
     
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    Do you have a link to a photo of what it looked like?

    Was it anything like this:
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    Yep that's that
     
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    [​IMG]

    I couldn't be bothered to get a better pic but it's the yellow thing :)
     
  7. Techniquest

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    Yep, a tamper thing. They're everywhere on the network. A lot of them can be found at Kings Norton usually, M-F.

    Probably sitting there waiting for the engineers to go out to a trackside later on for some works. If you do Newport to Cardiff at night, you can see a few of these machines and workers out shining up the rails with a grinder-like machine, lights coming off the sides of the tampers and stuff.
     
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    It's Balfour Beatty! Not Beauty!

    Anyway, my uncle drives one of those things (I thing he is actually a self employed track machine driver with a train drivers licence who is hired on contract by any of the contract maintainance firms as and when required).
     
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    Right you are!
     
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    Ah but it might be a stone blower 8)
     
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    Indeed, could be. I usually see those in yellow and with Railtrack on the side, but still, it could be a stone blower.
     
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    It could be an S&C tamper 8)
     
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