Coal Resarch Establishment

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Reaperman

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Earlier this week Dave and myself took another look around the former coal resarch establishment. It was one of the principal resarch sites for the NCB and later British coal before being broken down when the industry was privatised. Under the NCB the Efficient fluidised bed boiler was invented here as was coal liquifcation for the production of oil from coal.

All manner of strange things left on site from resarch into coal powered cars to test houses rigged with sensors for resarch on domestic use. There were the remenants of numerous experiments with new boilers, Gasification procedures, Generators and Ovens.

Its not a big site, nor is it the most archiecturally amazing, The majority of the buildings being modest sheds. The interest lies in the considerable tecnological developments that took place here and the reminants of the resarch.



Coal Storage bunkers

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I think its a test generator


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Buildings

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Test Facilitys

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Trial Sectional Boiler

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Experimental Coke ovens

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Outside Again,

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Labs near the Coal liquification area

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Rob

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That place looks kind of interesting. I love the "eerie" misty shots. very atmospheric. Coal powered car?
 

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Anybody else look at the pictures and immediately think of Silent Hill?

The pictures are amazing. I'm not easily impressed, but there are a couple there I wouldn't mind framed and hanging on my wall (and I'm very particular about what I hang on my wall).
 

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Jamie of Hackney;9414; said:
Anybody else look at the pictures and immediately think of Silent Hill?

The pictures are amazing. I'm not easily impressed, but there are a couple there I wouldn't mind framed and hanging on my wall (and I'm very particular about what I hang on my wall).

Cheers mate, Yes it was a bit silent hill the mist really gave the photos a bit of a bost. Ive taken lots more so it will join the que of stuff waiting to go online on IB.
 

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this place looks fantastic i love the silent hill atmospere,would love to visit where the hell is this place
 

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What a cracking explore.....a mini Pyestock...definately wanna find where this is located...thanx for some great pics
 

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chelle;13247; said:
What a cracking explore.....a mini Pyestock...definately wanna find where this is located...thanx for some great pics

Have a look on google, Its not a difficult place to find and is well worth a look particularly if you're intrested in industrial sites.
 

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Wasn’t it a “coal fire” that caused all the craziness in the film… scary man!

Great pictures, the best I’ve seen so far!:)
 
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