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    Default Castlehill Mine, Fife


    Sadly it's been well pikey'd.

    This was one of the mines that fed Longannet Powerstation. Not 100% sure when it shut, but the last date in a signing in book we found was in Nov '01. All the original mining equipment is long gone, plenty of plastic tracks and conveyer belt lying around though. The giant fan is still in place, the electric engine than powered it is gone. A number of buildings had been gutted by fire.


































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    Last edited by Dieter_Schmidt; 7th Sep 09 at 16:23.
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    Very good shots Dieter,never heard of this one.

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    This the one right behind the power station?

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    Sehr Gut :)

    It's all over.

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    Very nice set of Shots, well done. I like the Giant Fan a lot.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Shame there's not much left.

    There were quite a few mines and drifts surrounding the powerstation that have gone completely so at least there's something to see here. Although there's planning in I think for the lot to demolish the rest and redevelop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuban B. View Post
    This the one right behind the power station?
    Uh, no.

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=56.09....7&r=0&src=msl

    You can see it from the road, the entrance has concrete blocks with Road Closed signs on all of them.
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    It closed back in 2002, along with the rest of the Longannet Pits.


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