Austrian heritage power for Crossrail track machine

A NEW rail head milling machine for Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line has been completed in Austria by specialist company Linsinger.

The 48-metre long, two-section machine, designated MG31-UK by its builder, is equipped with a pair of three-axle bogies for each section to support the weight of the milling machinery.

ÖGEG loco No. 1141.21 in original ÖBB livery with the railhead milling train No. DR 79101 (full EVN is 99 70 9 127 006-3) seen in Linz on July 24. EDWARD BARNES

It made its journey to the UK by rail, leaving Austria with national railway heritage society ÖGEG providing its 1957-built former Austrian state railway electric (ÖBB) loco No. 1141.21 (Simmering-Graz-Pauker, Graz 56362 /1957) as far as the German border.

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