Monday, 16 July 2012

Colthrop

I noticed this place Google maps while checking out a pillbox nearby I thought it was an old sewage works. Then while checking out the pillbox , I could see this large concrete tower that looked like a hopper. Curiosity got the better and I walked on along the towpath to see if I could get a closer shot. Well would you know it the fence was down in one place and it was rude not to pay a visit, I don't have a clue as to what it is I can only think it was the old paper mill. These are a few of the photo's I took round the place.

 The first view I had of the place, I wanted to see what it was.




One of the upright pipe supports







Looking across the site from the hopper

Pipes in the trees

Just in the middle of the site.















More pipes

Wheel

Blue Hopper
Tower
Gummed up


Mixing machine

Motors

Hopper and filter bed.

There are more here if you want to look   Flickr


Sunday, 8 July 2012

Flying Telehandler

On the back of the big crane comes the flying telehandler. The equipment which was suppose to have been lifted over has to be moved so a couple of telehandlers were brought in for this purpose. This is what I spotted as I came out of the office at Diamond.

Turning the telehandler round to lower on the other side of the Stroage ring.

Lining up with the gate, looks easy but the machine is 12 ton.

And that is two of them waiting for work to commence.