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The Plasser tamper being loaded from the southbound line onto its transporter at Cabin
The Plasser tamper currently in use in Blackpool was moved from the southbound to the northbound track today. The tamping machine failed to negotiate the crossover at the Cabin yesterday, due to it's long wheelbase and fixed (non-bogie) wheel arrangement. The only way to effect the transfer was to load the tamper onto its low-loader, move the truck across to the northbound line and unload it again.
The tamper and transporter lining up over the northbound track
This article first appeared on blackpooltram.blogspot.com
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