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    hi all, this is my first post so i hope it is all well and good. it features the now demolished drakelow powerstation which was once the largest powerstation in europe .

    myself and noisemetalrich went along for a look back in 2006 during its demolition. we also attended a permitted tour with powergen staff not long after it closed in 2003, these pics i will post shortly.

    enjoy.....




    drakelow A B and C power stations in working order



    drakelow C station working




    an original photo of drakelow A and B stations around 1955


    inside control room for drakelow C station in 2003






























    looking out from under cooling tower C station




    2 of the 6 cooling towers were coloured pink in an attempt for them to blend in more with surroundings


    blown up remains of C station boiler house building


    scrap pile


    substation compound


    supergrid transformer






    boiler parts


    drakelow A and B cooling towers being blown up



    C station boilerhouse being blown up

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    Wow, very impressive photos, OM. Excellent stuff. Cheers for sharing those. :)
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    Ace pictures.like em very much

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    will sort the pics of inside in the week ;)

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    Cheers for sharing these with us OM, Shame its gone now I would have loved a walk around there :(
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    thanks king al
    this site was huge, the only part left now is the substation compound and the pylons.
    a new gas fired powerstation is planned for construction on the same site.
    noisemetalrich has some interesting internal shots taken in 2003 when we attended a organized tour of the site, they will be up shortly.
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    Wow that looked amazing!Well done fore getting some interiors before it went.

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    Very nice to see these pics, ta for posting them-it looks like it was a HUGE site!
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