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Unloading 2/5

Following on from yesterday you can see the tractor unit has been uncoupled and taken to the other end of the trailer and hooked up there. The trailer itself has been lowered and two movable pieces of railway track are being lined up between the wheels of the tamping machine and the track below.

 

Unloading 2/5

Following on from yesterday you can see the tractor unit has been uncoupled and taken to the other end of the trailer and hooked up there. The trailer itself has been lowered and two movable pieces of railway track are being lined up between the wheels of the tamping machine and the track below.

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Mar 2015, 00:06
This team knows what they are doing.

Excellent shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: No doubt they have done it many times before Ray.
They are having fun with this job Brian... there is going to be a big bump when the tamping machine hits the tracks below....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I didn't actually see the wheels touch down on the track I was on the platform as you will see on Friday.
Superb capture of these skilled workers Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Mar 2015, 06:58
I expect they've done this many times before
Brian Walbey: I'm sure they have Chris, and with steam and diesel locos and rolling stock as well probably.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 10 Mar 2015, 07:38
This is easier to do than a flat pack wardrobe.
Brian Walbey: Anything is easier that that Richard smile
You wouldn't want to get it wrong Brian
Brian Walbey: Certainly not Bill, it was eased down of the trailer very carefully, you'll get more idea of that later this week.
Steady as she goes eh Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad, they took their time but obviously new just what they were doing.
i have seen coaches being unloaded from Antonov cargo planes, Brian. this is another new one for me. they dont appear to be too concerned though.
Brian Walbey: I suppose after a while doing this becomes second nature, although no doubt they are very careful.
A degree of confidence is apparent,essential in this situation
Brian Walbey: It certainly is Martin, no doubt they are well practised.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Mar 2015, 14:16
Not one to drop on the toes!
Brian Walbey: Definitely not Mike.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Mar 2015, 20:38
Judging over the state of the overalls, it looks a bit of a dirty job. Is the tamper going to drop down from the end of the temporary rail straight down on to the rails in the ground? I thought that they may have more of a ramp.
Brian Walbey: yes that's the idea Alan, although it still has a drop of the height of the rail, I thought it might be tapered but obviously not.
Clever stuff - you might enjoy Terry Pratchett's "Raising steam" Brian smile
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 10 Mar 2015, 21:23
Skilled work, Brian
Brian Walbey: No making any mistakes Lisl.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Mar 2015, 17:42
Great shot and I love those dirty coveralls... I suppose they know what they are doing.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. I bet these guys are doing this sort of thing several times a week.

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