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Above: The linkage boss at the end being removed after being
heated by propane burners. The axle was pushed
out of the boss using a 100 ton hydraulic jack

Above: Artiste at Work
Laxey's Cyril the Sign Man updating the sponsorship board.

 (2/5/04) - Above: Group engineers start to demolish the concrete
portion of the footbridge which runs across the wheel pit.
:: Equipment is supplied by ACE Hire ::
 
 
Above: With the bridge out of the way,
the excavation of the pit can take place

Above: The gable wall of the wheel case is removed to
allow access for the diggers and room for the wheel to fit.

 Above: Two diggers commence work.
The flag stones are removed to reveal the soil fill

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