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 HOFFMAN DIG OF SEPTEMBER 2006

The dig took place over four days in glorious weather. Led by two professional archaeologists, volunteers carried out excavation work. A good insight  was revealed into the layout of the tramway, damper / draw-plate controls and the location of stanchions [bases to hold the uprights which supported the roof] The photos below give a flavour of the dig.
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before excavation

before excavation

the first cut

the first cut

stanchion emerges

stanchion emerges

thought always needed

thought always needed

rail_profile

rail_profile

the_shoe_fits

the_shoe_fits

sleeper_rail pins_and_turntable

sleeper_rail pins_and_turntable

essential__refreshments

essential__refreshments

stancions_set_on_DEEP_concrete

stancions_set_on_DEEP_concrete

two_floor_levels_inside

two_floor_levels_inside

draw_plate_exposed

draw_plate_exposed

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