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Report - Sinter Works, Redcar, December 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by stranton, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. stranton

    stranton subterranean explorer
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    3rd on my SSI redundant sites list,
    1st being South Bank Coke Ovens & 2nd being Lackenby Steel Works.
    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 official closure,
    I began too plan an explore even though I didnt know the surroundings well.
    Saying that the recee became the explore.
    I walked at least 2 miles across industrial & no mans land too reach here,
    well worth the effort though.
    The site is vast with miles of conveyors, easy too get lost once your in them.
    It was blowing a Hurricane, ( literally) difficult in parts too get about
    so strong the corrugated was rattling & some of it torn off the sides of the conveyors.
    the electricity is on, which wasnt a surprise.
    Abit eerie as there wasnt anybody about,
    even though the draft was howling through gaps & pipes.
    The site is absolutly filthy with coal dust & particles everywhere, as expected.
    This caused havoc with the lens of my camera, which continues too occur.
    I will probably have too buy a new camera.

    Sinter Works Redcar, by stranton

    opened in 1978 by British steel,
    became 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 & Steel Works too the west & Blast Furnace too the east.

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    miles of conveyors
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    main conveyor too Blast Furnace
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  2. stranton

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    cont.
    control room
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    thanks
     
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    Speed Got Epic?
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    Looks like someones had the TV away from the control room haha
     
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    Nice find mate.
     
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    Needs more conveyor pics mate :thumb

    Hope you asked permission to post it up ? Wouldn't want to upset anyone ;)

    Come out decent enough before you killed your camera. Maybe it's time for an upgrade now ? Save some of that Trifle money & finally invest in a decent camera that can handle low light
     
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    yeah, I notice this too
     
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    Holy fuckballs @stranton that's proper nice that m8ty. Definitely worth the effort gratz m8ty. Will see you before Christmas kk m8ty. Good stuff
     
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    Best report I've seen from here.

    I really like photos; 7, 10, 15 Top work.
     
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    best of the 2 threads :D:p
     
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    no problem,
    I filled in a writen consent form signed & dated. :thumb
     
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    theres miles of them so spoilt for choice :coat
     
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    hopefully? :thumb
     
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    I just came to read the comments...
     
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    your not missing much
     
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