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Locharbriggs Quarry, Dumfries. This photograph shows a general view of the working face. The sandstone was worked 'against the dip'. Situated at the top of the quarry is a regiment of modern electrically powered cranes with steel lattice jibs capable of lifting up to 150 cubic feet of stone. Blocks 12 x 6' on their natural bed could be lifted. In the foreground a block of stone is ready to be raised to the surface for cutting and dressing. An LMS wagon can just be discerned in the background, a reminder that stone was transported by railway directly from the quarry. BGS Photograph C3598. P000092.(1937).
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