After the tender had been
removed from the running line, the opportunity was taken to split
the tank from its frame while the crane was on site. It was known
at that time that the tender tank would have to be structurally
improved before it could be used. It was eventually sent to Stoke
for shotblasting. In the foreground is a rusty looking pipe object
which is, in fact, the water crane just removed from Hanley station.
Where it all began, with
the arrival of the tender from Bescot depot on the rear end of
a sand train. The working members involved had the time between
the vehicle being dropped off and the return of the full sand
train to remove it from the "main" line. The shot is
taken on the overbridge near to what was then Brittain's paper
works. The tender had been used
as a water carrier at Bescot Depot after having been removed
from "Crab" number 42763.