Here at Bridgenorth delivering coal to the Severn Valley Railway.
From old'ish to new. Phil was given one of the new Renault T Range lorries. He soon made up a bracket up above the sun visor for Thomas.
Here we are doing a spot of Heavy Haulage.
Thinking sweeping would be dry...
WRONG!! it was Slop!
It was fun watching it being loaded, with dollops of slop splattering anyone that walked past the lorry. Luckily Phil's tanker experience came in handy, cuz this load was alive!
Mat Holloway was given some stickers from Renault, He left them in Phil's lorry. Phil looked at them an wondered what could be done with them.
From this.... To this....
Parked with the sister lorry BX64 BXH in the yard.
Here's a new one to the Holloway fleet, Adam Holloway's V8 Scania. Adam offered a Scania to Phil,
he declined it in an instant!
A new addition to the trailer fleet is this ex MOD slide top. Phil an I took it out for it maiden run. It is a great bit of kit, so much easier than a curtain sider. On the sides and the back are the haz card holders, the cards were in them. One of the cards was RADIATION!!!. We wondered how big a gap could we generate on the M6 motorway if we showed them. When we told Matt he laughed but said "NO". Once back in the yard Phil removed all the haz cards an put them in the stores.
"Fork crying out loud mate!" a nice little job of shifting two knackered forklifts from Stoke-on-Trent to Lutterworth."
Is it just me but it looks like its got a bad smell under its nose (grill), it reminds me of the late great Kenneth Williams.
I baled out on this job.
First thought you might think we are delivering silage (winter feed for livestock), no, wrapped up in this plastic is rubbish. I stayed in the cab, Phil took these photos.
Have you herd of a bucket list? well we had a bucket load!
Ha.... Oz the safety officer!
I should of had a clipboard.
Here we are at Whitworth quarry near Rochdale.
Here to transport this weighbridge to Finmere Buckinghamshire.
As the crane set up, Phil positioned Kid along side. Phil had to extend the trailer 6 ft to accommodate the length of the weighbridge.
I gave instruction to Rip... (crane operator) on how it was to be done safely, While Shaun connected the chains.
Rip had to increases the weight on the back of the crane, due to the weighbridge was slightly heavier then presumed.
It was about 12 tonne.
Nice an steady....... Shaun had a rope one end an Phil the other.
Carefully lowered on to the trailer.
Cracking job there lads, thank you.
Phil chained it down an we set off.
No crane at Finmere,
two 360 excavators lifted it up an Phil drove out from underneath it.
Here at Joseph Holloways we have to be fit and ready for every job that comes along.
This is Caddy our fitness instructor, who regularly puts us all through our paces.
ARE YOU READY
Mark... one of our muckinic's, showed me how to fix a puncher.
Sadly one of our drivers ,Lucjan, that has worked for Holloways for many years left to return home to Poland. He's a good mate an I'll miss him.
December 2020... A call out by Welsh Water for lorries to transport water... of course... from Conway to Flint (North Wales), when a pumping station had broken down. Keeping a underground reservoir topped up was important.
Phil an Paul took it in turns to transport the water or too sit with the pumping trailer at the reservoir.
Filling up from a stand pipe near Conway.
2021.... a slight change of ownership has happened, EMR.... EVERY MI... ahem... European Metal Recycling. We will be working just the same out of Oldbury, so no change in routine. I do like the the new decals.