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Industrial Railways - Longford Power Station: misc_indust1478a

Close up of Longford Generating Station's coal wagon tippler in action with a wagon about to be emptied

Close up of image 'misc_indust1478' showing Longford Generating Station's coal wagon tippler in action with a wagon about to be emptied. As can be seen, the wagon was uncoupled from its neighbours in order for it to rate 180 degrees. In this view the wagon is only half way through the cycle being at 90 degrees to the track. It was held in place by at least two sets of chains from the top of each side to the circular frame (one chain can be seen immediately above the wagon). The two poles to the right of the tippler were used by the shunters to uncouple the three link couplings.

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