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    Default Telephone Exchange May 2008


    Not strictly UE as I have access, but this particular site, like many of the larger exchanges has several floors not used since the late 80's and are left pretty much untouched. Only camera phone pics so appologies for the quality. In no particular order.

    Entrance corridor


    Old test eqpt:




    The yellow pages is form 1990:

















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    Thats great, a real time warp you've got there, thanx for posting :)
    Getting pretty derelict myself - anyone wanna take my pic?

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    That's really nice mate...Lovely :)

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    Nice explore! I love anything to do with phones, reminds me of when I heard about phreaking back when I was at school being amazed at the thought of what was possible...

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    I presume that electronic switching equipment takes up a lot less space.

    In the late 1980s I went to an exchange open day & found it interesting, especially the computerised directory enquireries, very impressive for the time to have a fuzzy search facility.
    Last edited by Richard Davies; 19th May 08 at 19:00. Reason: Spelling correction

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    Fantastic stuff. Love all that electronic equipment. :)
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    Interesting stuff there,particularly like that "Heath Robinson"gas alarm contraptionnice work
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOHNO23 View Post
    Interesting stuff there,particularly like that "Heath Robinson"gas alarm contraptionnice work
    Did somebody say Heath Robinson?? lol. There's an exchange near me that doesn't appear to be in use, think I'll try the permission route. Nice one.

    TnM :)
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