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Dowsett/ RM Douglas

Post #1 by modelman093 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:48 pm

A new posting in the Heavy Haulage section shows a Dowsett Euclid on an RM Douglas low loader. RM Douglas built the Caterpillar plant at Uddingston just outside Glasgow. Dowsetts were involved in the first section of the M1 - Vickers crawlers and boxes. Think that they may also have been involved with the M20 Ashford to Cheriton section.
My request for Larry Webb info produced very little material - anyone got anything on Dowsetts?
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Post #2 by Martyn Henley » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:16 am

M20 Ashford to Cheriton section


And the M20 Wrotham heath to M25 at swanley .. i know because i was on that job :dizzy: 1978 i think it was

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Post #4 by ChrisMk1 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:02 pm

Think they did the earth-moving on the Leeds Bradford Airport runway extention in early 1980s


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Post #5 by Dowsett Boy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:23 pm

Worked for Dowsett on the M20 early 80s,and the A19 Wolviston bypass in the early 80s. Finished with them at Gatwick Airport.
Ialway wondered what happened to Dowsett a good firm to work for.They had a sizeable amount of plant, 637s, 769s, 988, Belarus dumpers .They also had their own batchers ,concrete trains,batchers etc.


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Post #6 by Denty » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:40 pm

Dowsett at work on the Wolvington bypass
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Post #7 by Ian Fletcher1970 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:55 pm

If I remember correctly they built the Ripley to Little Eaton (Derbyshire) section of the A38 in the mid 1970's


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Post #8 by Denty » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:29 pm

Dowsett crew bus on the M20 late '70's
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Post #9 by XS650 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:07 pm

Interesting photos Denty keep em coming :thumbup:
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Post #10 by Dowsett Boy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:42 pm

Was it not the Wolviston bye pass near Stockton worked on that job maintaining the SGME concrete train 1981.Had many breakfast in the old tea bus whilst working on the M20 Sellindge to Ashford stretch.Great photos a real walk down memory lane.Regards the Ripley job there was some fatalities sadly someone was reversed over by a D8?and a couple were killed by a scraper after jumping the lights at a road crossing.
Ps Denty are you any relation to Norman Dent who was a plant foreman for Dowsett.


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