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Watch as Preston Docks swing back into life for GIANT transformer arrival

Posted on - 7th May, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Riversway, Videos

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Preston’s Dock swung back into action on Friday afternoon with the arrival of an enormous transformer.

The large blue mobile crane has dwarfed all around it on the Docks since early in the week as it awaited its cargo.

Easy does it....

Easy does it….

A number of Prestonians gathered to watch on Friday lunchtime as the 150 tonnes transformer was loaded from the River Trader. The boat came from Holland where the cargo had been moved as the River Trader has a special shallow hull to allow it up the Ribble.

The River Trader in action Pic: Andy Speariett

The River Trader in action Pic: Andy Speariett

Bound for a power plant in Burnley the transformer will be moved on Sunday with a police escort planned.

It's sat idle for days, but it got a good work out!

It’s sat idle for days, but it got a good work out!

Have you seen the transformer or the crane? Let us know in the comments below

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