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Report - Harworth Colliery, Substation - Harworth - Jan 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by The Amateur Wanderer, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. The Amateur Wanderer

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    Harworth Colliery Electricity Substation

    Evening all, decided to go and have a look around Harworth, I didn't get round all of the buildings, turning up mid afternoon was a daft idea... However, I'm quite pleased with the bits that I did find though, and I'm keen to re-visit at somepoint!

    The Explore

    The with place currently under demolition you do have to use your noggin a little on this one, there's plenty of workers on site and secca does patrol too, but with a little bit of thought and a good pair of legs you should be ok. Also the stairway that would lead up to the substation has been gas axed so you're going to have to do a bit of free climbing once inside the building, but again, it's nothing too challenging, I did it with a tripod strapped to my back... Sadly I ran out of light and decided to call it a day and return another time (SOON as the place is getting knocked down at a bloody rapid pace).

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    Ok so pictures of the substation building hopefully more to come in due course!

    The Headstock and substation building (Red Brick)

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    Before we get onto the electrical goodness, this was in the far end of the building, now exposed to the elements as it would appear a JCB has ripped the end of the building off... A large gyro?

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    Moving deeper into the building... We find the substation and electronics galore...

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    Me... I'm not usually a poser, honest :gay

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    That's all for now folks, hopefully more to come before the place is no more, Speed has put a few images up on the FB page that I missed on my trip so check those out too, between us I think we have the site pretty much covered!

    Thanks for reading :thumb
     

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  2. Speed

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    Did you see the controls for the winder in there?

    Looks like part of the cladding has gone off the end of the building since i was there. Anything on the ground floor in that bit?
     
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    I didn't see the controls... I had a bit of a retard moment and walked straight past... (Didn't cross my mind until I was reviewing images at home...)

    On the ground floor there's a few compressors and a Scania back up Diesel generator, there was also a service tunnel carrying the cabling underground, sadly the tunnel is flooded with water to ankle height which I wasn't really prepared for so I gave that a miss too, would have been interesting to have explored that tunnel further though!
     
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    That is one of the old winders by the way. When the colliery was built there was two winders at each end of this building with the powerhouse in the middle. They would have linked up with two traditional headstocks over the shafts to haul the coal/men up and down. The original headstocks were demolished and replaced with the modern ones you see today (or did until one got ripped down!) The headstock still standing is a modern design with winder actually on top of it. The other remained a traditional design but they built a new winding house at 90 degrees to it which has now gone too (without being explored i hasten to add!!)
     
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    Is this public or not? If it's all over fb it's a bit pointless keeping it np nest pas?
     
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    I didn't realize we where keeping it quiet?

    Feel free to move to the Non Public section if so, although myself and Speed have both shared images of it on there... :/
     
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    Ahhh interesting, and looking at a few older pics I can see what you mean :)

    I thought it was a winder as it looked similar to the one at Oaks, but I couldn't work out what it was supposed to be winding until now, presumed it was a large gyro type contraption!
     
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    Also i dont mind you putting it public as the place will most likely be rubble in a few weeks, its never been a big secret but we know they look on here so seemed sensible to keep it NP until all had been done which it almost has now.
     
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    Nice ones mate :thumb

    Some sweet selective DOF piccies

    And keeping the Cammo" Trousers tradition alive as well :thumb
     
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    That's chuffin awesome that is.
     
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    Cheers dude :)

    That's a tradition I won't be letting slip anytime soon ;)
     
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    I guess moving it to NP is as simple as pushing a button for a mod? Might as well bung it in there until the head stock's down...
     
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    Yea I'll stick the fucker in n.p. for the mo. Looks a cool mooch btw.
     
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    Cheers dude, was an awesome little place to wander round :)
     
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