SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY GETS A ROAD-RAILER
|Photographs ©John Haslam 2009|
In order to achieve the work in time for the new season the Railway has purchased a roadrail digger.
|Photograph ©John Haslam 2010|
|Photographs ©John Brodribb 2010|
The Liebherr road-railer today (10 May 2010) made its first rail moves on the South Devon Railway. It was used to load some of the loco department's extensive pile of ash onto grampus wagons for disposal.
Overseen by SDR General Manager Dick Wood, Paul Johnson put the machine through its paces.
It has taken six months work to get the machine up and running, but it is now fully certificated. A training programme is in hand for a small group of SDR staff and volunteers.