Saturday 5 May 2018

7V41 with Colas Kirow 125 tonne crane at Romsey, 4th May 2018

Only a few minutes ahead of the "last" Hamworthy stone empties, 66075 passes with 7V41 14:47 Eastleigh - Westbury, running with a 45mph speed limit, and including an interesting Kirow 125 tonne crane in Colas colours. It is understood that this worked earlier 6O41 10:14 Westbury - Eastleigh via Chandler's Ford, so this became a turning move.

66075 leads the consist.

OCA 112209 (BREL Shildon, 1981-82) may have been running as some kind of match wagon.

DB 979113 was originally a YRA 'Perch' Continuous Welded Rail Wagon, but is seeing use as a crane beam carrying wagon.

There then followed a set of IFA Switch & Crossing Carriers of which this is 37.70.9228.042-1 built by Kirow in 2014.

I have seen the 125 tonne ZOA crane DRK81612 (Kirow, 2006) and its runners CN 97416-18 before, on 10th July 2014. The runner seen nearest here is KFA CN 97418, built (rebuilt ?) by Thrall Europa in 2006.

A further view of the crane and CN 97418.