The lives and deaths of some railway personalities, mainly narrow gauge.
The meeting commences at half past six in the Memorial Hall Redruth Methodist Church.
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PO Buildings Demolition
Demolition work is now underway on the skeletal remains of the 1960s former Royal Mail sorting office next to Temple Meads station, Bristol. The building was stripped out some time ago and now the reinforced concrete structure is being gradually 'nibbled away' by a tall excavator fitted with a large hydraulic claw. The claw grips and pulls/twists each concrete beam so that it quickly disintegrates and then the operator adjusts the setting to cut through the metal reinforcing rods within. Jets attached to the arm constantly spray water to minimise dust and reduce friction. If you have a spare day it's well worth spending time on platform 15 at Temple Meads watching this work take place.
Regards Guy Vincent.
Although this is not railway it has been part of the scene for many years - good riddance. Many thanks Guy for bringing us this report.