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Brooklyn wagon scrapping

In 2010 Pacific National started to clear out the multitudes of stored wagons at Tottenham Yard and selling them for scrap. A dozen or so at a time are being dragged at 20 km/h to Brooklyn, where they are being pushing into the VR tip siding to be cut up.

One side removed, the louvred van folds inwards

29 May 2010 12:49 PM
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Cutting each of the side ribs of the van

29 May 2010 12:43 PM
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First bite into the van

29 May 2010 12:43 PM
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Grabbing hold by the coupler

29 May 2010 12:40 PM
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Excavator equipped claw dragging a louvred van along the ground for scrapping at Brooklyn

29 May 2010 12:39 PM
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The claw dragging a louvred van along the ground

29 May 2010 12:39 PM
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The wagon abandoned for now, a louvred van flying through the air

29 May 2010 12:36 PM
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Overbalancing slightly...

29 May 2010 12:35 PM
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The claw drags an entire tank wagon along the ground

29 May 2010 12:35 PM
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Cutting off the band that secure the tank to the heavy underframe

29 May 2010 12:29 PM
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Even relatively modern underframed wagons like VTQF 577P are getting the chop

29 May 2010 12:25 PM
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Even relatively modern underframed wagons are getting the chop

29 May 2010 12:24 PM
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Oil tank cut up

29 May 2010 11:59 AM
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The oil tank flailing around at the end of the claw

29 May 2010 11:56 AM
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Another tank lifted clear and placed onto the ground

29 May 2010 11:55 AM
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The claw biting into a oil tank

29 May 2010 11:49 AM
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Using a gas axe to cut off the bands the secure the tank to the underframe

29 May 2010 11:47 AM
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Dragging the tank along the ground

29 May 2010 11:44 AM
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Dragging the tank along the ground

29 May 2010 11:44 AM
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The claw grabs hold of a oil tank by the filling hole

29 May 2010 11:43 AM
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X42 waits, the piles of scrap have still not been cleared

29 May 2010 11:41 AM
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X42 shuffles two more wagons into reach of the crane

29 May 2010 11:37 AM
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The claw attacks the wooden floor of a louvred van

29 May 2010 11:28 AM
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First tank wagon lifted off the tracks

29 May 2010 11:23 AM
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