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Saveloy
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23 Sep 2015, 11:43 #1

Which of the following do you find most EXCITING? Visually, interest-wise etc

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rainmaster
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23 Sep 2015, 12:30 #2

Wilton Site, formerly ICI, Teesside.

Chemical works, wood burning power stations, oil refineries once. OK it's a hell hole, but it's a pretty impressive hell hole especially on a night.







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23 Sep 2015, 12:34 #3



Teesside.
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rainmaster
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23 Sep 2015, 12:42 #4

^^^ Yes, I meant to mention we could be in trouble if ISIS get to these parts. :lol:
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23 Sep 2015, 15:00 #5

I wish there was an option for "All of The Above." :wub: Lacking that: Electricity.
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23 Sep 2015, 15:12 #6

No bridges? :(
MSGM3... Shombalor!

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Saveloy
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23 Sep 2015, 15:16 #7

delmore @ Sep 23 2015, 03:12 PM wrote: No bridges? :(
Too specific. If I listed all the individual elements the poll would be literally 100 billion million miles long. So I've tried to keep it general. Bridges would come under Road or Rail. But you can't choose both :)
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Saveloy
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23 Sep 2015, 15:34 #8

rainmaster @ Sep 23 2015, 12:30 PM wrote:Wilton Site, formerly ICI, Teesside.

Chemical works, wood burning power stations, oil refineries once. OK it's a hell hole, but it's a pretty impressive hell hole especially on a night.

:wub: Fantastic!

On a similar tip, I like the look of the Tata (nee Corus) steel works in Scunthorpe:

http://www.afrps.co.uk/

"Our Winter program of railtours uses brake vans with open verandas.
these are heated with coal stoves and are aimed at the railway
enthusiast

They are usually steam hauled and visit various parts of the site that
normal railtours do not visit. With over 100 miles of track on site we
just set off and see where the loco takes us , there's no planned
route on these tours, its made up as we go along, a proper mystery
tour where even the driver doesn't know where he's going until he gets
there "


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24 Sep 2015, 15:11 #9

rainmaster @ Sep 23 2015, 01:30 PM wrote: Wilton Site, formerly ICI, Teesside.

Chemical works, wood burning power stations, oil refineries once. OK it's a hell hole, but it's a pretty impressive hell hole especially on a night.







Devastating news for the steel men.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34294801
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Saveloy
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25 Sep 2015, 11:41 #10

Starsky-Tandoori @ Sep 24 2015, 03:11 PM wrote: Devastating news for the steel men.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34294801
:(

But what does "ongoing issues with the supply of raw materials and services" actually mean? There's no lack of demand for steel but they can't get the stuff to make it?
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25 Sep 2015, 14:01 #11

Saveloy @ Sep 25 2015, 12:41 PM wrote:
Starsky-Tandoori @ Sep 24 2015, 03:11 PM wrote: Devastating news for the steel men.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34294801
:(

But what does "ongoing issues with the supply of raw materials and services" actually mean? There's no lack of demand for steel but they can't get the stuff to make it?
SSI is a worldwide company, based in Asia. Maybe they can do it cheaper somewhere else. Tragic.
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Buy Kurious
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25 Sep 2015, 14:11 #12

Best. Poll. Ever!

I voted for railways. Trains rule! And with a Corbyn government in 2020, it will all be back under public ownership. Cor!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM9yYL6BD-4
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rainmaster
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25 Sep 2015, 22:57 #13

Starsky-Tandoori @ Sep 25 2015, 03:01 PM wrote:
Saveloy @ Sep 25 2015, 12:41 PM wrote:
Starsky-Tandoori @ Sep 24 2015, 03:11 PM wrote: Devastating news for the steel men.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34294801
:(

But what does "ongoing issues with the supply of raw materials and services" actually mean? There's no lack of demand for steel but they can't get the stuff to make it?
SSI is a worldwide company, based in Asia. Maybe they can do it cheaper somewhere else. Tragic.
Redcar steel workers will still be paid ....this week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34358146
Business Minister Anna Soubry said: "I am very pleased that action we have taken has allowed the company to ensure workers got paid today.

"I made it clear that workers getting paid was a priority and government officials have worked very hard to help the company so they could achieve this.

"It will be some relief for workers and their families at this difficult and uncertain time."
Yeah well thanks Anna Soubry, ex Central News presenter cum Tory bitch, now what about next week and the week after that??

Fucking outrageous comment, sorry to Saveloy for derailing the thread, but this angered me. <_<
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29 Sep 2015, 12:20 #14

rainmaster @ Sep 25 2015, 10:57 PM wrote:
Starsky&#045;Tandoori @ Sep 25 2015, 03:01 PM wrote:
Saveloy @ Sep 25 2015, 12:41 PM wrote: :(

But what does "ongoing issues with the supply of raw materials and services" actually mean? There's no lack of demand for steel but they can't get the stuff to make it?
SSI is a worldwide company, based in Asia. Maybe they can do it cheaper somewhere else. Tragic.
Redcar steel workers will still be paid ....this week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34358146
Business Minister Anna Soubry said: "I am very pleased that action we have taken has allowed the company to ensure workers got paid today.

"I made it clear that workers getting paid was a priority and government officials have worked very hard to help the company so they could achieve this.

"It will be some relief for workers and their families at this difficult and uncertain time."
Yeah well thanks Anna Soubry, ex Central News presenter cum Tory bitch, now what about next week and the week after that??

Fucking outrageous comment, sorry to Saveloy for derailing the thread, but this angered me. <_<
No worries, RM, you're quite right.

Latest:

BBC: Redcar Steel Plant

Jonathan Aylen, an expert on the steel industry from the University of Manchester, said it was hard to see what the government could do.

"Of course this leaves a very sour taste because seven years ago the banks, who'd acted completely irresponsibly, were bailed out," he said.

"And this firm instead invests and innovates for export and then, when the time comes, its fate is ignored."


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Saveloy
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29 Sep 2015, 12:24 #15

Buy Kurious! @ Sep 25 2015, 02:11 PM wrote:Best. Poll. Ever!

I voted for railways. Trains rule! And with a Corbyn government in 2020, it will all be back under public ownership. Cor!
:applaud:

Have you seen any of the BFI compilations of British Transport Fillums, BK? There's a lovely example here - and you don't have to be a trainspotter to appreciate the awesome visual & historical biz within:

British Transport Fillums Collection - Vol 8 - Points and Aspects - 1974
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29 Sep 2015, 13:25 #16

I was genuinely fascinated with electricity pylons as a kid - I thought it was utterly fantastic that they all seemed to be linked together carrying electricity all over the country... a bit like veins carrying blood around the body... stretching for miles and miles for as far as the eye could see :)

I made one in metalwork at school, about six feet tall... had to carry it home as it wouldn't fit in the car. It was used as a headstone in the back garden when my sisters red setter died and remained there for the best part of 25 years until my parents house was sold a couple of years ago B)

Voted: Pylons!
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29 Sep 2015, 16:21 #17

Redcar, Redcar - another one bites the dust and big steel mills etc is noticeable by its absence in the list above. I've uploaded this great clip from a 1965 documentary presented by Alfred Hitchcock about pioneer documentary maker John Grierson which features clips from The Big Mill (1963) about Ravenscraig steel mill, now completely gone. I love it - these are in fact b&w rushes, not the finished film and lack any commentary but has some excellent music. The final film (which you can get on DVD in colour but doesn't have all the scenes here) is lathered in voice-over which makes it more informative but nothing like as evocative and poetic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWc7361nzj8

Please don't share as STV who own the film and I who have been touch with are very protective (I've made the clip unlisted)
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Saveloy
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29 Sep 2015, 18:13 #18

Neal Cassady @ Sep 29 2015, 01:25 PM wrote: I made one in metalwork at school, about six feet tall... had to carry it home as it wouldn't fit in the car. It was used as a headstone in the back garden when my sisters red setter died and remained there for the best part of 25 years until my parents house was sold a couple of years ago B)
:o

Photos?

Photos!!!
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Saveloy
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29 Sep 2015, 18:21 #19

academichamilton @ Sep 29 2015, 04:21 PM wrote: Redcar, Redcar - another one bites the dust and big steel mills etc is noticeable by its absence in the list above.
Yeah, I did consider them but figured they didn't quite fit into the category of infrastructure. See also my other big love: AGGREGATES. Also mining. We need another poll: Heavy Industry B)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWc7361nzj8

Please don't share as STV who own the film and I who have been touch with are very protective (I've made the clip unlisted)
Holy crap, that's brilliant! Many thanks for sharing it! I'll keep schtum.

Have you seen Stone Into Steel? It's on one of the BFI collections on post-war documentaries; can't find it on YouTube, sadly.

Edit: there is a link to it from that blog post but it's a totally knackered copy, all the colours are fucked etc.
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29 Sep 2015, 19:22 #20

Saveloy @ Sep 29 2015, 07:21 PM wrote:
academichamilton @ Sep 29 2015, 04:21 PM wrote: Redcar, Redcar - another one bites the dust and big steel mills etc is noticeable by its absence in the list above.
Yeah, I did consider them but figured they didn't quite fit into the category of infrastructure. See also my other big love: AGGREGATES. Also mining. We need another poll: Heavy Industry B)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWc7361nzj8

Please don't share as STV who own the film and I who have been touch with are very protective (I've made the clip unlisted)
Holy crap, that's brilliant! Many thanks for sharing it! I'll keep schtum.

Have you seen Stone Into Steel? It's on one of the BFI collections on post-war documentaries; can't find it on YouTube, sadly.

Edit: there is a link to it from that blog post but it's a totally knackered copy, all the colours are fucked etc.
Just watched the whole of Stone into Steel - never seen it before - really, really good. Music and image, nothing more; genius, and love the way domestic scenes are weaved in in the latter half. And the film was actually funded by the steel company. We just don't get documentaries remotely like this any more which is such a shame. Might have to get this set to see the restored version... many thanks for the link :)
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Snowy
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29 Sep 2015, 19:42 #21

These



Alright? Yeah....

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29 Sep 2015, 19:53 #22

Good call Snowy
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29 Sep 2015, 20:01 #23

rainmaster @ Sep 23 2015, 12:42 PM wrote: ^^^ Yes, I meant to mention we could be in trouble if ISIS get to these parts. :lol:
Or the Americans


Alright? Yeah....

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rainmaster
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29 Sep 2015, 20:07 #24

Snowy @ Sep 29 2015, 09:01 PM wrote:
rainmaster @ Sep 23 2015, 12:42 PM wrote: ^^^ Yes, I meant to mention we could be in trouble if ISIS get to these parts.&nbsp; :lol:
Or the Americans
True. :huh:


Anyway, your beloved wind turbines have certainly enhanced Redcar. :)

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29 Sep 2015, 20:15 #25

You need to straighten that out. It's leaning a few degrees to the right. ;)


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