Network Rail at Reading Station have just taken delivery of 2 Aquarius Rail Mules and Ultra Light Trailers. The P-way maintenance team were looking for a solution for track inspection and maintenance. As track access is half a mile away from the depot the Rail Mule fits the bill perfectly because it offers a complete road to rail to site solution with 4 wheel drive and quick on-tracking. The Ultra Light Trailer carries a one tonne payload and at 67kg is easily lifted on to track.
These Rail Mules were manufactured by the Aquarius team to the clients specification. This included additional work lights with a walk about light, seating for 4 personnel and a seat configuration for rear facing track inspection. The rear seat position allows clear visibility from directly above the track.
The Network Rail Reading team are delighted with the Rail Mules and Ultra Light Trailers and we look forward to bringing you news of the vehicles work on track in the near future.