PROJECT ROADTRAIN !

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE MID HANTS RAILWAY 'WATERCRESS LINE'

In 2012, we were very pleased to announce our exciting partnership with the world famous Mid Hants Railway, our local preserved steam railway affectionately known as 'The Watercress Line'!  This amazingly striking lorry hit the roads to much excitement and has an expected life of around 5-6 years, so it's going to be hard to miss!

 

That childhood pastime of yesteryear, trainspotting, has now taking to the roads of Hampshire and beyond thanks to our special Roadtrain!  This exciting project was publically unveiled at The Basingstoke Festival of Transport on Sunday 13th May 2012 along with an amazing children's competition with some awesome prizes up for grabs!!!

The competition has since closed, but all you had to do was keep an eye out for our lorry, take a picture of it and send it to the Watercress Line's Facebook page or our Facebook page to be in with a chance to win!   Why not follow us on Facebook and post your pictures of where you see our truck?  It's amazing to see all the weird and wonderful places it pops up!

 

PRESS RELEASE

View the official press release

 

 INTERESTING FACTS & FIGURES ABOUT PROJECT ROADTRAIN

  • The truck is a Volvo FH - the FH range is one of the world's most popular trucks, with over 400,00 units sold worldwide.
  • Roadtrain's maximum 'train weight' (loaded weight) is 44,000 kgs - about the same weight as 7 African Bull Elephants or Double Decker Buses!
  • The truck was supplied and painted by Hanbury Riverside and their team, and the trailer refurbished by Advance Bodywork - all to a superb, inventive design by Tim Beere.
  • The Roadtrain is 2 decibels quieter than its predecessor.
  • On a single tank of fuel, the Roadtrain could go from our yard in Upton Grey to Glasgow - and home again!  It could do Lands End to John O'Groats and return on three tanks.
  • It uses AdBlue, which converts exhaust gasses into Nitrogen gas and water.
  • The Roadtrain's driver has to climb 4 steps to get into his cab - if he climbs in 465 times he'll have climbed the equivalent number of steps to the top of the Empire State Building!