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Report - Inverkip Power Station

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Broche, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Broche

    Broche Guest
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    Hi, my first proper thread on the forums here so I thought I should report on the Inverkip Power Station.Apparently the only oil power station in Scotland or Britain (I really can't remember). I live about 5 minutes walk from it so it's only reasonable I'd have to explore it.

    I've been inside a few times, but never up the chimney, which is the most noticeable feature. So yesterday, I went away up with my brother and his friend. It's a huge trek, 1100 stairs if I counted properly, not counting the ladders at the top or where we had to climb over the railing due to insulation falling off one of the chimneys, but it's well worth it. The view from the top is spectacular, you can see right up the Clyde. Didn't get too many pictures on the way up because it's pitch dark in there, but the ones from the top are amasing.







    The chimney from ground level.
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    The main building
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    On the eleventh floor we found a desk with a transmitter on it. Quite strange, but at least it let us know we weren't caught in a loop:D

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    From the top you can see the whole firth of the clyde, apologies for poor quality in some pics.
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    Inverkip village
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    Straight down
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    Better view of Inverkip, also has railway tunnels
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    Electric place with huts, been in there too
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    It's gorgeous
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    Jetty and silos
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    Guard hut/Administration block
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    Light and mountains behind
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    Out to sea
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    main building roof
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    In commemeration of "Kirky"
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    Hope everyone likes the pictures, I'll be going into the main building soon.


    Broche
     

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