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    Default Thorpe Marsh Power Station July 2009


    Well time i got a post up on here, this is my first explore so far and couldnt have been a better day for it really, up at 3:30 am, arrived around 6:00am but just missed the sunrise unluckily, was such a good orange glow too.

    Anyway went along with Megadoomer to show me around and get to know the place and find things around there, thanks man wouldnt have had a clue otherwise, and warning me about all the holes haha.

    Anyway a bit of history on the place first, im sure we all know the history of it inside out by now by aye well, thats get it up here anyway :P

    Thorpe Marsh Power Station was a 1 Gigawatt (GW) (1000 MW) coal-fired power station near Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England.

    The station was commissioned in 1959 and was built as a prototype for all the large modern power stations in the UK. It opened in 1963. It contained 2 generating sets powered by coal, and had a gas turbine set using an industrial static version of a Rolls-Royce Avon aero engine with a capacity of 14.9 MW. On 7 January 1973 four workmen died. The CEGB was put under investigation for breaches in safety provisions but they were found to have all died accidental deaths.

    The station has been closed since 1994 and the 45 acres (18 ha) site was acquired by Able UK in 1995. Much of the station has been demolished and now only its six cooling towers (each 340 ft (100 m) high and 260 ft (79 m) in diameter at the base), two ash slurry hoppers, railway sidings and the station's large adjacent electricity switching station still remain. The switching station was nearly flooded during the 2007 Yorkshire flood, which would have knocked the grid out according to news reports. The structures still stand now because it is feared that any explosion would cause the banks of the nearby canal to rupture. They also contain asbestos, which would contaminate land for miles around the site. There have been several controversial proposals for the site, including a car distribution depot and more recently a huge landfill site, neither of which have proven popular with the local residents.


















    Megadoomer gettin a good view of the place


























    Megadoomer climbin to the top of the ash slurry hoppers



    May update later with some other pictures i got but all in all was an amazing day looking round and seeing all these structures, brilliant place to be and will be looking or a revisit sometime soon once my arm and leg have got a bit better so i can get up onto the hoppers myself.

    Went for another visit later that day with Megadoomer + Swedish but still need to get all that uploaded, anyway hope you all like the pictures i've got an all comments welcome, will be posting again soon, thanks all.

    Spider

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    some nice pics you got there bro. was a good day for it indeed. thanks for the self portraits there lol

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    Electricity people take it for granted the Electricity Strikes and Blackouts of the 1970's made me realise it can be switched off ,and Coin and card Meters , good photo's .

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    Hi all, been meaning to get a few more pictures put up and finally got round to it, just a few more from that day that i quite liked, hope you do too



































    Spider


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