Komatsu Excavator

At a glance:

Builder:Komatsu
Build date:1998
Original company:Railway Plant Services
Withdrawal date:2014
Final company:Railway Plant Services
Arrived at DCDR:2015
Current status:Operational
Current owner:DCDR

The Komatsu is the bigger of our two road-rail excavators, and came to us in early 2015 after finishing its career with Railway Plant Services (RPS). RPS are a contractor firm for NIR, and over the years the Komatsu has been involved in many projects along their network including sea defence work at Whitehead and embankment strengthening along the Bangor line. After coming to us the Komatsu was quickly put to work during the South Line and Downpatrick Station relay projects. Though somewhat more unreliable than its smaller counterpart the Atlas, the Komatsu is still a regular on the Permanent Way team.