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This is Plasser & Theurer VKR 05E tamper No. 74108 'stored' at Wittersham Road on the Kent and East Sussex Railway 

This machine is an early 1960’s Plasser & Theurer VKR 05-E tamper DX74108. Apparently the tamping tines should vibrate with the ideal frequency of exactly 35 Hz. 27 more words


A question of gauge

In March 1995, ‘Back Track’ had an interesting article on the gauge of railways, with particular reference to the GWR broad gauge and the 4′ 8.5″ ‘narrow’ gauge.  544 more words

Out And About

1st Infrastructure Visit “MRT Jakarta”, Thursday, 16th March 2017

Jakarta – Garuda Infrastructure has just successfully done an infrastructure visit in MRT Jakarta Project on Thursday, 16th March 2017. Setiabudi MRT Station located in Jl. 605 more words


GWR LOCOMOTIVE 0-6-2T NO: 5668 on the Kent and East Sussex Railway

This locomotive, was built at Swindon in 1926 and spent its working life in and around Cardiff Valley hauling both freight and passenger trains. Like many others, 5668 ended up sold to Woodham’s scrap yard at Barry in November 1964 as steam was phased out in favour of diesel. 94 more words



One interesting film made about railroad speeder culture is Weekend Railroaders, released in 2013 on Blu-Ray and DVD. A speeder, sometimes called a railway motor car, is a motorized rail vehicle that was used by railroads to inspect track and move work crews between locations. 145 more words


Ben & Glen

The sheer beauty of the Scottish highlands can make the world stand still for a few moments. These were my thoughts on the train from Rannock to Mallaig. 207 more words