Photographs of the 'New' Heavy Assembly Shop under construction, Part 1 of 3

Taken early 1970

Part 1 series of photographs illustrates views of the building construction, both interior and exterior.

The construction of the ‘New’ Assembly Shop was commenced in 1970.  It was built adjacent to Baker Street and opposite the Boiler Yard (Fabrication Shop), occupying land formerly used by British Railways.

This impressive facility was equipped with a new Asquith Ram Boring machine at the Southgate Street end of the building. It also included a 100 ton high-level rail-mounted radio-controlled crane with auxiliary 25 ton crane and a 25 ton low-level rail mounted crane, with cab, both running the length of the building.

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