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Report - - 'The American Pyestock' - NAWCAD, USA Oct 2015 | European and International Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - 'The American Pyestock' - NAWCAD, USA Oct 2015


mookster

grumpy sod
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If this was a normal industrial location I generally wouldn't put up something this far gone from my American trips - it's not epics all the time as I'm sure you're all aware, I have seen some pretty run-of-the-mill stuff much like things are over here but, anyway I digress.

NAWCAD, or to give it it's full name the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division located in Trenton, New Jersey can rightly be called the American Pyestock. It's function was practically the same as it was used by the US Navy to test and develop jet engines from 1953 until closure in 1997. Sadly soon after closure around 80% of the entire facility was flattened leaving behind a fraction of what was once here, albeit everything is still huge.

My friend was kind of questioning why I wanted to come here as, compared to other things I have explored with him over there he said it's pretty ruined, and it is, but when I explained to him how important Pyestock was to me personally as well as literally every explorer in the UK who managed to see it he understood. The grin on my face when we walked into one of the old testing cells said it all really, but what absolutely floored me was that the remnants of the pipes that once snaked across the site were the exact same famous shade of blue as those at Pyestock. Among the various stripped ancillary buildings there are two main structures left - one of the former test buildings housing numerous test cells, and the old power station. The power station is enormous but sadly long since stripped of the eight exhauster sets it once would have contained, thankfully the test cell buildings still had lots of interesting things to shoot left inside.

The entire plot of land was acquired by a homelessness charity free of charge in 2013 although as of yet nothing has happened.







































Thanks for looking as always :)​
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
Love this. My favorite kind of photos, old machinery. I just find it great to photography. Sadly not many Ive been to have had this amount in. But I love seeing this kind of report :D
 

host

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Sorry I disagree this is epic and beautifully shot as always. Wish I had the chance to visit some of these sites.
 

Maniac

rebmeM LD82
Regular User
There's a good reason the pipes were a similar shade of blue, that's because sky blue is the colour that pipes are painted to indicate they are used for Air.
 

mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
Cheers all. It's one of those places that is too ruined for many of the explorers in that region to really bother with as in their minds there is far better stuff out there but for me it was somewhere I had to see, and had always wanted to see since I was told about it.

There's a good reason the pipes were a similar shade of blue, that's because sky blue is the colour that pipes are painted to indicate they are used for Air.
You learn something new every day!
 

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