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EAST Group 20th September - Carriage No.5 latest

Latest set of photos from Tony Ely

These pictures show the assembly of the individual sections of Carriage No.5 onto the solebars. We now have a carriage in the making.


1. Jacking system set up. The EAST group would like to thank the Surrey Group for their support in funding this jacking system.



2. Jacking system with sole bars in place and the Barnstaple end ready for lowering onto the sole bar.

3. Gantry ready to pick up 3rd/3rd unit.

4. 3rd/3rd unit being moved along the sole bars to it's location. The track for the underframe is now in position underneath.

5. 1st/1st ready for positioning.

6. 1st/1st in place on sole bars. The carriage is beginning to grow.

7. 1st/3rd being positioned on the sole bars. This is the Lynton end.

8. 3rd/3rd - Moving along to it's location - Lynton end again.

9. All the sections are now in place.

10. Looking like a carriage. A first look down the side of Carriage No.5.


Above photos and text Tony Ely.


Chas Summers has sent in the following two photos:

Latest views of carriage now with cant fitted at the top of the side sections. Roof beams are now currently being installed.

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