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Trailer Removal

Last Friday, January 15, 2016 was the day of the trailer removal:

The JKL Museum’s step-by-step emergency switching trailer was damaged beyond repair during the Butte forest fire on September 11 2015.

It was the first, and to this date only, item of ‘debris’ that has been removed from the museum site.
It took almost all day to remove the trailer from its location on to the main road. First it needed to be fitted with ‘new’ tires because one of them was burned away completely during the fire and the other one was exposed to extreme heat. It took a lot of maneuvering to get the trailer on the main road because there is no room to turn around on or near the museum grounds.

The following photos give an impression of the whole operation.

The trailer before the removal started.

The trailer before the removal started.

Putting on 'new' tires.

Putting on ‘new’ tires.

The trailer moved on to the driveway.

The trailer moved on to the driveway.

This truck turned out to be too big to move the trailer.

This truck turned out to be too big to move the trailer.

Hooking on the chains.

Hooking on the chains.

Moving the trailer up on the asphalt road.

Moving the trailer up on the asphalt road.

Hoping it doesn't tumble...

Hoping it doesn’t tumble…

Stay on the road!

Stay on the road!

Keep it coming...

Keep it coming…

Leaving the museum site.

Leaving the museum site.

Left the museum site.

Left the museum site.

Down the hill.

Down the hill.

Halfway down.

Halfway down.

Tight curve.

Tight curve.

Gone...

Gone…

Does it fit?

Does it fit?

Back on the main road.

Back on the main road.

The trailer in better days.

The trailer in better days.

The inside of the trailer before the fire.

The inside of the trailer before the fire.

 

2 Responses to Trailer Removal

  • The pain of lost history echo’s though our lines, like the blood no longer runs through our veins!

  • I am so sorry for the loss of the trailer and all of the other priceless items at JKL

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