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A mystery at Buckfastleigh
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No: 9374   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2010   Country: England
A mystery at Buckfastleigh

Should this be on here or the Plant website?
It is at the South Devon Railway and has to be something to do with repairing locos but what?
Someone out there must know...

(Editor: here is fine, goes into album 'other stuff'... and all railway experts here!)
Picture added on 29 July 2010 at 07:28
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South Devon Railway, England
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This is a hydraulic press for removing and fitting wheels on axles. It originally used water, but has been converted to hydraulic oil operation, and is in frequent use at the Buckfastleigh workshops, which specialise in locomotive re-tyring work. I hope that answers your question, John.

Thanks Peter

Added by Peter Langsdale on 12 March 2012.
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South Devon Railway, England

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