Builder's Plate - Plassermatic Tamper Machine

Production date
1964
Country
South Africa
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Description
An oval shaped brass plate with lettering cast into the front of the plate. The plate has been hand painted with the background blue and the springbok painted brown and yellow.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Manufacturer's Plate
Production place
Measurements
H257 x W195 x D2mm
Media/Materials description
Brass
Paint
Signature/Marks
052 \ KOALA \ MANUFACTURERED IN \ SOUTH AFRICA \ BY \ PLASSER \ RAILWAY \ MACHINERY \ SOUTH AFRICA (PTY.) LTD \ PATENTS \ PLASSER & THEUREB\ AUSTRIA
History and use
This builder's plate is from a Plasser South Africa Plassermatic Tamper Machine VKR-04. The vehicle was purchased by Queensland Railways in 1965.

Queensland Railways purchased a large amount of track maintenance machinery from Plasser South Africa, Plasser-Thereur (Austria) and Plasser Australia beginning in the 1960s. Machines purchased included MMA Class electromatic tampers and crib & shoulder compactor machines, MMB Class ballast regulators, MMD Class track jacks and rail threaders, MME Class scissor lifts and MMY Class rail planers, spolier transfer cars and flash butt welders.
Registration number
R6811

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