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    Default Longanet Power Station - Closure Week V2



    I know that many have already shared a shedload of pics from the place so I will not share too many. Suffice to say, obtaining access so easily on the first week it closed, was one of those urbex 'moments' that will live for a long long time in my head.

    Contractors still walking the turbine hall floor, the machinery still winding down, the lights still blazing and the electricity humming from everywhere. Amazing place. Soon to be demolished(well, already halfway through it sadly)

    1. One from that first visit ... still winding down.



    The Boilerhouse.

    Such a sense of scale, it is difficult to show in the images. Metal walkways everywhere, this fine dust covering them that if disturbed, got everywhere. Fortunately we learned after the first night, to turn up with some decent gloves on.

    2. Boilerhouse


    2.1. Vastness


    2.2. Looking along the back


    2.3. Metalwork


    2.4. Walkways


    2.5. Carpet of Dust


    2.6. Levels


    2.7. Height


    The Coal Conveyors

    With literally miles of Coal Conveyors, they made for some interesting times. Particularly the point you had to venture outside, then back in to get along them. This put you in full view of at least one camera, plus any security cars driving around.

    3.1. The Conveyor System


    3.2. The End of the Line - Above the Coal Hoppers


    3.4. The Incline - photos cannot show how steep this is


    3.5. To infinity ....


    3.6. ....And Beyond


    The Turbine Hall

    Absolutely beautiful, with 8 big turbines. Being careful in here was always a top priority. Over the first months, there were a few production/security cameras in operation. The first visit however, we didnt actually go right down - there were too many people walking about ::D

    I have so many photos of this part, just a few are here - it would take too long to work through them all.

    4.1. Absolutely massive. It was one of the biggest in the EU


    4.2. The back of the Turbine Hall had lots of these giant pipes.


    4.3. Another Angle


    4.4. Turbine Hall - Crane


    The Control Room

    It took us a few weeks before we ventured inside here. Too many people always winding the place down meant that it was a no go area. When we finally made it in, it was a little odd - absolutely everything was still switched on and running. We could have flipped switches and started big scary machines roaring back into life.

    5.1. LPS Industries


    5.2. Klingons on the Starboard Bow


    5.3. Alive ....


    5.4. So many buttons


    5.5. My Buttons


    5.6. The Conveyors .... on a plan


    5.7. The Start Button??


    Rooftops

    We spent a lot of time up here analysing security movements, and using them to get around.

    6.1. Scale


    6.2. Still connected to the grid :o


    6.3. Contemplating the beast


    6.4. Looking back along the conveyor, over the coal field


    The Chimney

    After the fall of "The Kip" (which we also done), the Chimney here was at the point the tallest freestanding structure in the land. 882 Steps to Erics place apparently, or so the graff said. So so hard to do without stopping for a rest.

    7.1. The Beginning..... those first few steps prepare you for the climb.


    7.2. So dark on the way up, it was an amazing 30 minutes. This was the only pic I took on the climb, but I think it is one of my fav photos from all 17 trips.


    7.3. Another contemplation shot ....


    7.4. Looking down at the beast herself...


    7.5. Another view of the coal field/conveyor system. See the height difference


    7.6. Looking East


    7.7. Looking all the way down


    Other Photos:

    These are just a few randoms I edited from other trips. I have so so many which I havent even looked at, so so many I cant even begin to show how much fun the place was. I hope you have enjoyed viewing, there are a bunch more of the edited ones on my Flickr. If I ever get around to editing them, then I will share the others.

    8.1. The Incline


    8.2. King Dong II




    One Last Look Back

    9.1. Bye Bye Longy




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    Love that, great set of pics and so many trips there. Well done !!

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    Hell of an adventure right there. Great stuff :)

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    The colours in your photos are stunning. Thanks.

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    Incredible photos of an amazing place

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    OMG two in one night I'm gona need to replace me retina's.

    I'm speechless ffs
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    Well this week there was a fire in the communication room and they are prepping part for Demo with explosives/ they have warned local residents of the blast expected

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    Bravo mate, pic 7.7 looks death-defying. :)

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    Amazing report there. Photo 3.6 really is the best of the lot. Would have loved the chance to go here.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
    KPUrbex

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