Builder's Plate - MMD Class track lifter/slewer machine

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A rectangular shaped aluminium plate painted blue with the logo and lettering embossed onto the plate.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Manufacturer's Plate
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H78 x W197 x D2mm
Media/Materials description
Tamper [logo] \ MODEL NO. TJS [pressed into the the front of the plate] \ SERIAL NO. 825696 [pressed into the front of the plate] \ DIVISION OF CANRON CORP. \ CHASSIS NO.
History and use
This builder's plate is from a MMD Class track lifter/slewer TJS machine built by Tamper. It was purchased by Queensland Railways in 1986.

Queensland Railways purchased numerous track maintenance vehicles from Tamper beginning in the mid 1960s. Vehicles included MMA Class tampers, MMB Class ballast regulators, MMC Class crib & shoulder compactors, MMD Class track lifter/slewers and track jack models, MMG Class spike drivers, MMH Class sleeper spacers, MMJ Class dual head sleeper borers, MMK Class sleeper cranes, MML Class sleeper cranes and sleeper renewers, MMM Class spike drivers, MMO Class anchor adjusters, MMS Class rotary scarifiers, MMT Class vibratool switch tampers and spot tampers, MMU Class spike springers, MMY Class track laying machines, track & overhead geometry cars, track gophers and switch undercutters and MMZ Class joint lifter models.
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