After inital stripping operations had been commpleted it was necessary to invert the boiler of Meteor to allow work to continue. In this picture, crane driver Roger is rigging the boiler ready for lifting. Taking up the slack.... About to undertake a trial lift to check the location of the centre of gravity... A perfectly level lift! Result, crane driver grinning like an idiot! A little while later the boiler is inverted and ready for lifting back onto a different LOWMAC wagon for the next stage of its strip-down. Roger Cooke uses his iron fairy to unload `meteor`s` wheel sets from a flat wagon The crank axle is lowered on to the rails outside the running shed