Richard the chilled out conductor!
Surely not excavating the Salford Grand Union and moving it to the new PWay store?
If that is the case I know somewhere a lot nearer Salford where that would look good!
Talbot Square by any chance?
As a destination for the Grand Union the new Museum of Museums, near the Trafford Centre, is much closer to home. It's big enough, it's under cover and there are trams and road vehicles there already. But unearthing the components, cleaning them, sorting them, transporting them and reassembling them would be appallingly prone to theft - remember the scissors! It hasn't been unknown, either, for new manganese crossings to be stolen from the trackside at railway junctions before they could be installed. At least the Grand Union is safe where it is now, but something ought to be done with it one day.
Good idea David, might be better somewhere where it could be appreciated for what it is. An excellent example of the PWay art! As someone who was involved in a samll way in its rescue I think its a crime that it has been buried under a load of ballast for all these years. As the letter from John Henderson indicates the current TMS administration just doesn't seem to respect important artefacts.