Hull Turntable arrives at Buckfastleigh
|Turntable departing from Hull Botanic Gardens on its way to Buckfastleigh|
Sangwins Crane Hire carried out the lift on Sunday using a 300 tonne capacity crane as it was necessary to lift the table out of its pit from outside the depot fence. This was achieved with aplomb and loaded on to an Allely's lorry. A second lorry followed with the centre pin and bearing and the circumference rails. The smaller lorry arrived early on Monday morning and was quickly unloaded. The larger lorry with its 13' 5" wide load arrived early Monday afternoon and was unloaded within an hour by Devon Lifting Services.
Well done to all concerned! Now to start planning the
installation. The cost of purchase was £1 - including VAT!! Transport,
crane hire, Network Rail costs and SDR costs were about another £14,999!!
The table will form the centrepiece in front of the planned new museum
at Buckfastleigh (see earlier report)
|Safe arrival at Buckfastleigh.||All we have to do now is dig the hole.|