#179 – Thorpe Marsh Revisit part 3 – Railway Miscellenea

Like pretty much all power stations, Thorpe Marsh was rail linked, in fact it sits alongside the East Coast Main Line. For some reason, the sidings are still intact, albeit heavily overgrown with those trees that seem to grow spontaneously on all disused railway lines. Intriguingly, there are also bits of the signalling insfrastructure still…

#178 – Thorpe Marsh Revisit part 2 – Inside The Egg Cup

Ever wondered what it looks like inside a cooling tower? It looks like this:) Well stripped out ones do. Normally they have all kinds of cooling gubbins in, but this is just a shell.  The fog had just lifted, although the sky is still slightly hazy, but the hint of a shadow shows that the…

#177 – Thorpe Marsh Revisit – part 1

I’ve been fascinated by power stations and cooling towers since my dad took me to see the massive cooling towers at Kearsley Power Station in Bolton being blown up in 1984. Dad had grown up in their shadow in the 50’s and 60’s and it was fairly poignant for him to see them come down….

#175 – The Last Days Of Fernhurst Mill – Return Visit

Depending on the circumstances, there are two approaches to exploring old buildings – stealth or high visibility. Dressing in high visibility vest and hard hat makes you look inconspicuous around an abandoned building or demolition site, as that’s what you’d expect people to wear around those places, yes? OK, its not infallible, but for sites where there’s no security,…

#174 – Astley Hall

Been busy recently with family and suchlike, so although I’ve taken plenty of photos of my 8 month old daughter, not much indutrial has been in front ofmy lenses. I’m busy writing various blog posts but have found that I’ve not got the photos I need to illustrate them online, grrr. So, here’s one from…

#173 – Nokia N8 vs SLR again!

A couple of Bamburgh Castle from my holiday in Northumberland. Very impressed with the N8 again, in fact I took more with it than on my compact.     By way of comparison, here’s one from the D700, at this size there’s nothing in it.  

#172 – Beamish Part 3 – Black and White

Last in the series from Beamish and inevitably it’s some black and white’s. Yes, I couldn’t resist having a tinker to see what they would come out like. The absence of any trains, meant a wander down to the station to see if I could find anything interesting. There was, but I couldn’t find any…