Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
ffutures

Ada on the Move

The second Giant Tunnel Boring Machine of Doom, AKA Ada, is on its way to the Royal Oak portal; they've moved it to a position a little west of the footbridge near at the end of my road, and they will be raising the footbridge several feet tonight so that they can move it underneath and through to the cutting. This will happen at some early hour of the morning so that they don't have trains going underneath while the bridge is moving.

Fortunately they have it parked opposite a block of flats where I could walk up to the first floor and take some pictures across the railway, which I've never been able to do before. I've posted the images to Wikimedia Commons, since they're pretty big I've left this as links

The first is the cutting end:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ada-cutting_end.jpg

The second is a wider view of the machine
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ada-wide_angle_view.jpg

The third is a panoramic view stitched from several pictures; this is a VERY big picture at maximum size, 3542 x 820 pixels!
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ada-Panoramic_view.jpg

Another version of this, a little smaller but a more seamless panorama
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ada-panorama-2.jpg
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