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    The Agecroft power stations were a series of 3 coal powered stations across the North of England. These ran from 1925 to 1993 with the main power stations being demolished in 1994 (after a small delay due to nesting Peregrines)
    Im not sure if anything else remains other than this which is essentially a large distribution room & a beautifully decaying control room.
    Explored a some weeks back with Dan B, I loved this place! it just had a magical feel about it & thankfully is devoid of any vandalism.
    I really hope this place is preserved & not demolished but Im not sure what the chances are!

    9O5A0649 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


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    Thanks for looking
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    A lot of vintage meters in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    A lot of vintage meters in there.
    Yeah in surprisingly good condition too!
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    Blimey!
    Where to start..
    It's obviously old but I'm seeing a mix of everything: In places I'm seeing some of that lovely Victorian pride in the construction. The ironwork with the hand rail. Then there's the paint colour selection on the walls - that smacks of a certain period in the 1900s too.
    The clocks, meters and dials though. Wow. Some appear damaged but many are complete. I would sometimes see one or two larger ones in some sites - for a large electric motor and the likes.
    The metal roof beams and girders in the first shots appear to be of the riveted type and not rolled? I last spotted those type at Roberts Battery which is a WW1 build.
    I would loved to have smelt that room when it was operational!
    Those brick booths - I've seen similar at a fairly large but old coal mine site. They had 4 separate mines at this site and each had their own supply. Two massive transformers supplied racks and racks of booths just like that. They tapped off the supply in different forms and fed to each mine shaft. I guess the brickwork would help stop a flashover should a switch fail.
    I'm not jealous of you seeing this.
    (Nice one and thanks for sharing!)
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    All the metal roof beams are made from riveted up, rolled T section and steel plate. Work took me onto these sites many times in the late '60's, early '70's - the interior iron work looked really special as the paintwork was still pristine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Blimey!
    Where to start..
    It's obviously old but I'm seeing a mix of everything: In places I'm seeing some of that lovely Victorian pride in the construction. The ironwork with the hand rail. Then there's the paint colour selection on the walls - that smacks of a certain period in the 1900s too.
    The clocks, meters and dials though. Wow. Some appear damaged but many are complete. I would sometimes see one or two larger ones in some sites - for a large electric motor and the likes.
    The metal roof beams and girders in the first shots appear to be of the riveted type and not rolled? I last spotted those type at Roberts Battery which is a WW1 build.
    I would loved to have smelt that room when it was operational!
    Those brick booths - I've seen similar at a fairly large but old coal mine site. They had 4 separate mines at this site and each had their own supply. Two massive transformers supplied racks and racks of booths just like that. They tapped off the supply in different forms and fed to each mine shaft. I guess the brickwork would help stop a flashover should a switch fail.
    I'm not jealous of you seeing this.
    (Nice one and thanks for sharing!)
    Thanks Sausage I recon most of it is pre war, its a stunning place & due to the awkward access has remained fairly in tact.
    I dont know what the future holds for it though, would b tragic if its destroyed!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    All the metal roof beams are made from riveted up, rolled T section and steel plate. Work took me onto these sites many times in the late '60's, early '70's - the interior iron work looked really special as the paintwork was still pristine.
    Wow sound like u have been involved in steelwork longer than me ;-)lol
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    Well that's a cracker. Normally all we see is the control room, glad you've documented more than just that.
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    Looks like an absolutely stunning explore that one. Great photos too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Wow sound like u have been involved in steelwork longer than me ;-)lol
    Working for BR since 1963, my initial involvement was in the anti-corrosion protection of iron work on bridges - using the then new epoxy paint systems. Checked a good few rivet/plate interfaces in my early years and being out and about beat sitting at a desk any day!

    Really like this report - every photograph tells an important fact about this place and took me back a good few years!
    Last edited by Dirus_Strictus; 9th Sep 19 at 13:13.

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