On-Track Machines

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A list of self-propelled track maintenance machines used in Scotland for Network Rail.

The main operating bases for On-Track Machines in Scotland are:
Network Rail's Slateford Depot (Edinburgh) and SB Rail's Rutherglen Depot (Glasgow)
Mossend Down Yard is the base for MPVs used in the West of Scotland.
Other frequently used stabling sidings for OTMs include Dundee West yard, Stirling Sidings, Kilwinning Up Yard, Inverkeithing Yard, Arbroath.
Carstairs Yard is often used for stabling Rail Grinders.


This list only includes machines in-use in Scotland from 2020 onwards.
Headcode Livery Number Type Remarks
 
Tampers (ZWA)
Operator: Swietelsky Babcock Rail (Train service code: 53694201)
6J67 Y-SB DR73110 P&T 09-3X 'Peter White'
6T40 SBR DR73803 P&T 08-32U-RT 'Alexander Graham Bell'
6T42 SBR DR73904 P&T 08-4x4/4S-RT 'Thomas Telford'
6T44 SBR DR73915 P&T 08-16/4x4C-RT 'William Arrol'
6T46 SBR DR73932 P&T 08-4x4/4S-RT
6T47 SBR DR73933 P&T 08-16/4x4C100-RT
6T48 SBR DR73934 P&T 08-16/4x4C100-RT
6J51 SBR DR73941 P&T 08-4x4/4S-RT
 
Ballast Regulators & Finishing Machines (ZWA)
Operator: Swietelsky Babcock Rail (Train service code: 53694201)
6J98 SBO DR77001 P&T AFM 2000-RT 'Anthony Lou Phillips'
 
Stone Blowers (YZA)
Operator: Balfour Beatty (Train service code: 53693903)
6U30 YN DR80210 PJ Plain Line Stoneblower
6U35 YN DR80215 HTT Plain Line Stoneblower
6U40 YN DR80301 HTT Multi-Purpose Stoneblower 'Stephen Cornish'
 
Switch & Crossing Rail Grinders (ZWA)
Operator: Harsco (Train service code: 53693601)
6U01 YN DR79261/79271 HTT RGH20C
 
Plain Line Rail Grinders (ZWA)
Operator: Colas Rail (Train service code: 53693803)
6Z03 YN DR79251/2/3/4/5/6/7 Loram C21-03 'Martin Elwood'
4Q02 YN DR79401/2/3/4 Loram CRG C44-02
 
Rail Milling Machines
Operator: Colas Rail (Train service code: 53693803)
6Q01 YN DR79102/79103 Linsinger SF06-UK
Operator: GBRf (Train service code: 54761100) Usually transits with T&T class 66
6X69 YG DR79602/79603/79604 Schweerbau HSM was DR79601
 
Switch & Crossing Inspection Unit
Operator: Colas Rail (Train service code: 53693803 or 52495100)
3Z07 YN DR98008 Windhoff MPV (single)
 
Weed Killer MPV (YXA)
Operator DB Cargo (Train service code: 95998501)
3Z18 RT DR989xx+989xx Windhoff MPV
 
Autumn Rail Head Treatment MPV (YXA)
Operator DB Cargo (Train service code:95998501)
3S90 RT DR989xx+989xx Windhoff MPV from Mossend (Inverclyde/Ayrshire)
3S91 RT DR989xx+989xx Windhoff MPV from Mossend (North Clyde & Cathcart)
3S94 RT DR989xx+989xx Windhoff MPV from Slateford (East Kilbride/Shotts)
3S96 RT DR989xx+989xx Windhoff MPV from Mossend (WHL)
 
Drain Cleaning Unit (ZWA & KFA)
Operator: Balfour Beatty (Train service code: 53693903)
7J01 BB DR98215A+98215B P&T GP-TRAMM (with KFA wagons between).


Liveries
SBR = White with orange cantrail and blue sole bar
SBO = White with thin blue and orange stripes
Y-SB = Yellow with SB Rail branding
YG = Yellow and Grey
YN = All yellow, 'Network Rail' branded
RT = Blue & lime green, 'Network Rail' branded
BB = White with blue lower body

DR73110
DR73803
DR73915
DR73932
DR73933
DR73933
DR73934
Stoneblower DR80201
DR80215
DR80301
DR79271/DR79261 S&C Rail grinder
Loram Rail Grinder C2101
DR79102/103
AFM DR77001
AFM DR77001
MPV DR98961/911
DR98002 & DR98001 - Windhoff OHL MPV
DR98008
DR98215
Rail Grinder DR79201 B+A



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