Galloway stage

Galloway stage

[′gal·ə‚wā ‚stāj]
(mining engineering)
A platform of several decks suspended near the shaft during the sinking operation.
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When the miners break the 25-ton mains on the form from the previous pour, the reaction is rather violent as the form weight is transfered to the Galloway stage causing it to bounce a bit before it settles," Goodell said.
Although only 60 miles or so as the crow flies from the Pirelli openers tough Kielder stages, the Galloway stages present a totally different challenge, and the entry is of suf-ficient quality to persuade all normal hot-blooded rally enthusiasts to dust off their rally jackets and head north.