One of the many established by STG over the years. Seen leaving Oxted in Surrey, this 5.50 metre wide furnace is about to embark on what must be one of the longest journeys ever under police escort, a mind boggling 6000 kilometres.
Crossing seven countries and six time zones, the final destination was Karaganda, in central Kazakhstan. We lost count of how many escort changes there were – some stayed for just a few hours, others for several days.
Thankfully the movement took place in the summer – in the winter, the Russian snow conditions, it would have been well-nigh impossible – or perhaps not so for the STG team?