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Glasgow...

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Queen Street with the Pinkston Power Station cooling tower looming in the background, c1965.

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Dumbarton Road, Partick 1978. What's that fella doing?

Meanwhile, almost directly east as the crow flies, in Newcastle 1979...

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MOT apprentices look for galloping metal worm under an ADO16.

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5 hours ago, martc said:

 

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Dumbarton Road, Partick 1978. What's that fella doing?

 

 

He works for the water board/company (depends on what covered the area). He is opening up a surface cover (not manhole) for a valve.

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This was either to close or open the valve.

I cannot find an image of a person doing this but here is a gate valve  in a mains water network. There are no wheel valves so a rod with a socket on one end is use hence the small cover. It looks as if he has the operating rod in his hand.

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Maybe he was about to use a listening stick to ascertain if there was a leak in the nearby.

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Thames Water on Twitter: "Here's one of our experienced leakage technicians  out in #EN8 using a listening stick to identify leakage. Sounding is just  one of the methods we use to detect

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38 minutes ago, Remspoor said:

He works for the water board/company (depends on what covered the area). He is opening up a surface cover (not manhole) for a valve.

 

The danger, the danger he's not wearing any sort of PPE, he can't be a utility worker, I'm sticking with the temperate curling suggestion!

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13 minutes ago, martc said:

The danger, the danger he's not wearing any sort of PPE, he can't be a utility worker, I'm sticking with the temperate curling suggestion!

We never did back in the days of B&W. Not even the vans had flaishing amber lights on the roof. Road signs and cones, never saw them.

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