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Thursday, 10 September 2020

Sunniside Pointwork

Geoff painting Boyd's farm gates
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Steve oiling the crane's axleboxes
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Colin greasing the crane's slewing ring rollers
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Dave at the controls of the Armstrong No.2 ......
...... following the crane to Sunniside, where it will assist with positioning & braking
Ian has lowered the jib as the crane enters Sunniside
I'm slinging the switch panel on the waggon
(photo courtesy of Dave Dixon)
Steve & Colin controlling the middle section as it comes off the waggon .....
.... to be stacked on the switch .....
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
..... & unslung
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
Cameron controlling one end of the crossing  .....
...... as it's taken over the first two parts to be placed in its final position
(photo courtesy of Geoff Lowe)
The mid section is at the limit of the crane's reach
Dave jacking the section into position
Cameron & Steve fishplating the sections together
We're setting down the switch section on top .....
..... & leaving it to be positioned later, using the digger

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