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J72 Lifted off Wheels


Tuesday 17th saw Rail Support Services visit Hopetown to jack up the J72 to enable the three wheelsets to be extracted.

Starting the lift - Fred Ramshaw

Pause to reposition rear jacks - Fred Ramshaw

One of the synchronised jacks at the front right corner - Fred Ramshaw

Front wheel axle boxers out of horn guides, the lubricators are clearly visible - Fred Ramshaw

A view of all three wheelsets, still 6 inches to go before they can clear the front lifting beam and be rolled out - Fred Ramshaw

A view from behind, almost there - Fred Ramshaw

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 16:35  

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The overhaul of J72 No 69023 Joem is being supported by a restoration grant from the Association of Industrial Archaeology.