Thursday, September 9, 2010

The digger departs

This was definitely an "end of an era" moment. After months of having the throb of the diesel engine and the clanking of the great tracks, the 18-tonne digger was taken from the site for the last time on Wednesday 21 July 2010. Although "the beast" (as this machine was affectionately known) had been away for a brief spell during the gap between the LBA and HBA builds, this departure was the final one.

Caption 1 : Going... The digger is driven up onto the low-loader.

Caption 2 : Going... Digger driver John Murray checks that the giant buckets are secured prior to departure.

Caption 3 : Gone... And then the lorry started up and drove it away. Admittedly, this was a poignant moment.

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