NIR Hedgecutter HC1
At a glance:
|Builder:||Plasser & Theurer (Austria)|
|Original company:||Northern Ireland Railways|
|Final company:||Northern Ireland Railways|
|Arrived at DCDR:||2006|
The vehicle was withdrawn in the early 2000s and acquired by us in Spring 2006. HC1 was used in its hedgecutting capacity for several years at Downpatrick, and briefly as a makeshift weedspraying machine. It was eventually stopped in 2016, and is in need of considerable work to make it operational once more.