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Report - Heyrod Power Station - Dec 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Worm, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Worm

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    Preparations for a power station at Heyrod began in 1916 when 26 acres of land were purchased. The station was opened in 1926. Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield were all involved in the making of the power station. The cooling towers were constructed in the 1940s. Coal was delivered to the plant at Millbrook railway sidings on the Micklehurst Line, which is 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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    Some great photos there @Worm :thumb Always like the upper floor here even though there's not too much else these days.
     
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    Yep, great shots. You didn't fancy a poke in this stinking hole then ? We couldn't even tempt @Alley into this route.

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    Little boat trip maybe...

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    The coal hopper is still there with steps leading down and a few tunnels leading away but ive not explored it yet but the hopper is very impressive
     
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    Some cool pictures there :thumb
     
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    Visited Heyrod yesterday, and numerous occasions in the past. just wondered if anyone has done underground where the cooling towers once stood ? I came across the entry point while mooching through the endless sea of trees but wearing only trainers wasnt up for wet feet
     
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    See above pic :thumb We did the through-trip, be rude not to!
     
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    so is the water deep then ? the inflateable is a give away i suppose
     
  9. FreshFingers

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    Given the chance to deploy a rubber fun tub, we'd have it out at the mere sniff of a puddle. It didn't really warrant it, but we didn't know what it was like further into the tunnel. Waders are an easier option given the debris under the surface. The sound of a wheezing pump bouncing around the tunnel walls was rather funny though.
     
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    Added to my to do list. the thought of the pump is funny, considering the horible noise they make. :D
     
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