Friday, 3 May 2019

Rail Grinder in Action

The rail grinder slowly making its way north near Norbreck


The Luddeneit und Scherf LRGM 1-6/AM65 rail grinder was in action again tonight, grinding the southbound track between Bispham and Little Bispham. These photos were taken while the rail grinder was approaching the Norbreck tram stop.

The rail grinder approaching the Norbreck tram stop


The rail grinder heading north at the Norbreck tram stop

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Rail Grinder in Blackpool

Flexity 017 passing the German rail grinder parked on the centre track at Bispham


For the last few weeks a German rail grinder has been visiting the tramway in Blackpool. The Luddeneit und Scherf LRGM 1-6/AM65 rail grinder has been operating during the late evening and night time, to minimise service disruption. During its latest phase of operations, the little rail grinding machine has been stabled on the centre track at Bispham while not being used.

Centenary 648 passing the rail grinder at Bispham on 3rd May


The German rail grinder on the centre track at Bispham



A closer view of the LRGM 1-6/AM65 rail grinder at Bispham