There's major road works taking place near where I live. At first it was the impressive machinery that caught my attention. Some of it looks as though it should be in a quarry not on London streets. Once I decided to take a few pictures and engaged in conversation with the crew I gained a new respect for what these guys actually do. They're working nights so as to reduce the disruption to us all, generally 12hr shifts. Tight deadlines.
This machine is controlled by 2 men. It chops up the road surface which gets loaded into trucks and taken away to be recycled.