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Report - Hayrod Power Station - Hayrod - May 15

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Funlester, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Funlester

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    Another trip out with @BrainL one night after work.

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    Preparations for a power station at Heyrod began in 1916 when 26 acres (110,000 m2) of land were purchased. The station was opened in 1926 by the Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield Transport and Electricity Board. The cooling towers were constructed in the 1940s. Coal was delivered to the plant at Millbrook railway sidings on the Micklehurst Line, situated on the opposite side of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The sidings were built in 1932 and had space to hold up to 130 12-ton wagons. Coal was fed into a hopper underneath the sidings before being transported on an enclosed conveyor belt which emerged high above the valley to cross the River Tame and canal before entering the station at a high level. The station was closed on 29 October 1979 with a generating capacity of 64 megawatts. It was demolished during the 1980s, although part of the site is still used as an electrical substation.

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  2. The Lone Ranger

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    Good try, but you seem to have missed the best bit or not put any photos up?

    The upstairs of the 2 story building is all that's worth seeing here these days and is quite photogenic.

    Good effort anyway :thumb
     
  3. Funlester

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    This is the only one that I really got of the upper floor. I took a few but they didn't come out to well.

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    That's a bit more like it :D
     
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    That room is pretty much the only room worth seeing, I think I lost one of my 18650 batteries in there though - a nice way to throw away £11 :(
     
  6. Funlester

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    That sucks mate :(
     
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    Nature of the beast, I kept swapping lenses so inevitably something was going to fall out of the camera bag.
     
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    @Bigian88 if you had a pouch that wouldn't have happened hahahaha
     
  9. Will Knot

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    Nice pics :thumb
    Hayrod Power Station at HEYROD! o_O
     
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