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Report - Lackenby Steel Works, Lackenby, November 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by stranton, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    Been wanting this for as long as I can remember,
    always thought about it each time the train passed by,
    but never felt comfortable attempting it while live.
    Once I read about the offical closure,
    I began too plan an explore as I know the surroundings well.
    With Acid-Reflux in tow.
    So achieving the recee on a freezing night,
    we decided too sleep in Acid-Refluxs car bad idea as it was freezing, blowing a hurricane & pouring sleet.
    I had too eat a whole dish sized triffle too survive. :D
    So returning for the explore on a freezing morning, (apologies for asking you too park your car 1 mile away)
    we had abit scouting about & decided on a plan.
    Once in we notice sounds, then realised we werent alone.
    The site is vast, alot easier too play hide & seek with the salvage crew
    which were removing & stripping the equipment.
    Both stealth & luck played their part,
    as CCTV was evident & secca were patrolling randomly each 15 - 45 mins.

    Lackenby Steel Works, by stranton visited with @ACID- REFLUX

    Founded in 1917 as an iron works, by Dorman Long
    become British steel in 1967 & Corus in 1998 - 99.
    Then Tata in 2007 & SSI in 2012, the latter went bankrupt in October 2015 & closed the site
    which included the Coke Ovens too the west & Blast Furnace too the east.
    Tata owns 2 / 3 of the site which it uses as a beam mill, part of its long products division, while
    SSI owned 1 / 3 of the site which lies empty.
    Its been closed about a month & there already stripping the equipment, its such a shame.

    view via South Bank Station,
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    a train carrying 2 wagons ( torpedos) each,
    brings the iron from the Blast Furnace to the steel works too be turned too steel.
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    loading and unloading of wagons
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    sub stations
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    gantry crane
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    storing of wagons
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    basic oxygen steel making
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    fabrication workshops
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    theres an inhouse railway both wide & narrow along with gantry cranes,
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    ladels
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    hooks for carrying the ladels
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    thanks
     
    #1 stranton, Nov 23, 2015
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  2. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    cont.

    control rooms
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    watching the CCTV :p
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    conveyors
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    thanks
     
  3. Coolboyslim

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    Bloody nice one m8ty. Gutted I couldn't get there due to bloody ambulance and hosi etc. But glad I caught up with @ACID- REFLUX to see his pics etc. Looks awesome and great pics. Hearing your and acids story sounded funny has fook. And yea weather was something else that night so can imagine. Frozen being the operative word lol. Fooking fantastic stuff gratz. Will catch up soon m8ty. Keep up the spores k m8ty
     
  4. Dave W

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    Thats BOS not the Beam Mill. There is a Billet Caster in there though and a ConCast.
     
  5. Lavino

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    Nice one well done getting in there...
     
  6. Speed

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    Amazing isnt it. Amazingly full of men wandering about too half the time!
     
  7. dave

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    Well done yes as Dave W said its the BOS plant which opened up in the early 1970s. Great pics, its difficult to believe they are already dismantling it very sad state of affairs. Was chatting to secca just outside here about 3 to 4 weeks ago and he reckoned there have been people gaining access all the time i got the impression they are much busier now than when the plant was operational.
     
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    It feels like I'm reading a poem every time I read one of your reports :p
    Nice job though, looks mint
     
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  10. bhg

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    Really good report! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    That's nice! Glad to see your wait paid off :thumb
     
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    You Fucking what ?? Cheeky Twat !!! :Not Worthy

    I was going to say nice pics mate & comment on the fact that mine are totally different (obviously with us being in different locations on-site dodging different workers etc etc before doing the headless Chicken escape run as Secca drove past us. But you can "Bollocks" now :D

    Seriously though, after surviving multiple Snowstorms, severe Wind-chill in the Car never mind out of it & doing extended hikes (for no apparent reason WTF :confused:) the SAS would be proud of. Marine Police & multiple Secca patrols, i"m surprised we managed anything at all lol

    I"m pissed off really as i was just getting into my swing, my heart rate had finally settled down to about 180 BPM (& obviously with the bonus of leaving you ;) & thinking i was in an empty shed alone only to have it ruined by that worker stood below me on his phone as i took some long exposure shots :banghead i"ve never taken so few pics from a site for that much wear & tear on my Heart !

    Your pics have come out better than i expected TBH & it certainly makes a change having the lights on, although i found it a little un-nerving being chased by my own shadows lol

    And nice to know the correct name of the place, where you allowed me to "TAG ALONG"
     
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    Nice job Stranton :thumb
     
  14. Coolboyslim

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    Lol @ACID- REFLUX funny shit. Sounds like a proper explore. Bastard cold but a good explore.
     
  15. stranton

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    was an epic explore :thumb
     
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