Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search' (useful if you are not quite sure how to spell the mine name)
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search

Mine Exploration Forum

Jump to page << < 1 2 > >>
Author Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Manxman

Avatar of Manxman

Joined: 20/04/2008
Location: North Pennines

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 04/06/2012 17:35:43
Reply |  Quote
I think you have to dig quite deep ('scuse the pun) to find more about this project, although I have seen photos of the various outfalls both then & now.
The construction company were from Germany, but don't have any further information on that score. Ironically, the need for more water to feed the heavy industry on Teeside (the original purpose of this amazing feat of engineering) lessened as time went on - which now leaves the aqueduct more or less redundant. Perhaps someone will start doing underground guided bike tours from Keilder reservoir to Eggleston - should be a smooth ride as the tunnel is concrete lined all the way.
I think there was a clear policy not to complicate things by going after any minerals, hence no mining activity. But nowadays, who knows?

David
IP: 87.115.30.89
christwigg

Avatar of christwigg

Joined: 20/02/2008
Location: Cleveland

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 04/06/2012 18:22:54
Reply |  Quote
There's also the unused 13km transfer tunnel between the Tees and the Wiske built in the late 1990s

The sort of thing that gives urbexers wet dreams...
IP: 82.5.179.238
royfellows

Avatar of royfellows

Joined: 13/06/2007
Location: Great Wyrley near Walsall

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 04/06/2012 18:33:50
Reply |  Quote
christwigg wrote:



The sort of thing that gives urbexers wet dreams...


Not if its just smooth concrete tunnel, nothing to see...

--

'Not gods—Englishmen, which is the next best thing' Micheal Cain; 'The man who would be king'
IP: 2.96.75.132
christwigg

Avatar of christwigg

Joined: 20/02/2008
Location: Cleveland

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 04/06/2012 18:44:29
Reply |  Quote
Oh I don't know, spin some burning wire wool and give it a cool name like the 'Tempest Prognosticator' and you'll have people from all over the country trying to get in. Cool IP: 82.5.179.238
royfellows

Avatar of royfellows

Joined: 13/06/2007
Location: Great Wyrley near Walsall

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 04/06/2012 18:51:10
Reply |  Quote
christwigg wrote:

Oh I don't know, spin some burning wire wool and give it a cool name like the 'Tempest Prognosticator' and you'll have people from all over the country trying to get in. Cool


Now I wonder what group you have in mind
Laugh Laugh Laugh

--

'Not gods—Englishmen, which is the next best thing' Micheal Cain; 'The man who would be king'
IP: 2.96.75.132
Morlock

Avatar of Morlock

Joined: 31/07/2008

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 04/06/2012 22:25:43
Reply |  Quote
May be of interest.



(click image to open full size image in new window)

IP: 86.29.101.43
chriscambo25

Avatar of chriscambo25

Joined: 05/06/2007
Location: Durham

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 05/06/2012 23:22:03
Reply |  Quote
http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/5809354630/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Section of the tunnel during development ,showing loco/tubs rail system and large workshops /stores near Frosterley Weardale.

Roundhill quarry and the Rogerley mine are in the background.
IP: 78.146.165.127
Morlock

Avatar of Morlock

Joined: 31/07/2008

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 05/06/2012 23:58:57
Reply |  Quote
Frosterley outfall.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2198315
IP: 86.29.155.133
royfellows

Avatar of royfellows

Joined: 13/06/2007
Location: Great Wyrley near Walsall

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Sharnberry magazine - or what?
Posted: 06/06/2012 08:02:37
Reply |  Quote
Would this be the large chain linked fenced area seen from the road?
I wondered what it was, with all the "Keep Outs" etc

The interesting thing is that as soon as dire notices spring up its telling people that there is something there.

--

'Not gods—Englishmen, which is the next best thing' Micheal Cain; 'The man who would be king'
IP: 2.96.75.132
Jump to page << < 1 2 > >>
Safety LED Miners Caplamps Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2013 AditNow.co.uk
Top of Page