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Trainspotting: Eiffage Rail Construction Train

Seen South of Gbf Münster: An Eiffage Rail construction train consisting of a tamping machine type 08-475 Unimat 4S and a ballast regulator type SSP 110 SW.

Train set consisting of tamping machine type 08-475 Unimat 4S and ballast regulator type SSP 110 SW
Train set consisting of tamping machine type 08-475 Unimat 4S and ballast regulator type SSP 110 SW

 

Tamping machine type 08-475 Unimat 4S
Tamping machine type 08-475 Unimat 4S

 

Tamping machine type 08-475 Unimat 4S
Tamping machine type 08-475 Unimat 4S

 

Ballast regulator type SSP 110 SW
Ballast regulator type SSP 110 SW

While I can’t be sure, I assume this train is part of an effort to replace rails and points between Greven and Rheine in April 2014, especially since I read “elsewhere” that there is no space to park a construction train somewhere on the track between Münster and Rheine (“Bauarbeiten: Verspätungen auf Bahnstrecken – Deutsche Bahn saniert im Frühjahr Weichen und Schienen”).