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Posted: 05/01/2018 19:22:15
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Hi,
Just joined, I have been down virtually every fee paying mine in uk, coal, Slate etc, including Zip line at Blennau.
I first became interested in abandoned/closed mines when researching Jubilee Colliery, Sandwell Valley, West Brom', my sailing club uses old pithead baths for a clubhouse, their are a fair number of above ground remnants, mainly researched to get a layout of 1960's structures in relation to our clubhouse.
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Posted: 05/01/2018 19:45:44
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Not sure if you have this info, hope it helps.

Track layout to north of Swan Pool.

http://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php

Map with 'Power House'

http://maps.nls.uk/view/115476130


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Posted: 05/01/2018 20:11:50
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Hi Morlock,
I have seen both of these maps, problem with power house map, it doesn't relate to what is visible, our clubhouse which is old pithead baths is right against dam of Swan Pool, their are lots of old maps showing colliery, some 1960's maps show the saw mill, some don't, like this one, Pithead baths were built in the late 30's so perhaps may not show on this map, however I have seen a map alledged to be 1960's which shows saw mill but not pithead baths, in our clubhouse their is a major substation with cables approx' 5" diameter, switch boxes are size of fridge freezers.
You can walk most of tramway bed.
Thanks
Rob
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Posted: 06/01/2018 13:42:52
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when you overlay google satellite image over map their are a few discrepancies, for instance, 'Manwoods' just to right of colliery is well out of position when viewed on google earth.

Overlaying works quite well to show what remains today, you can make out line of tramway by gap in trees, ornamental tree features on map still show up on google earth.
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Posted: 06/01/2018 14:20:59
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Are you using the GoogleEarth 'add overlay' function? IP: 86.178.12.24
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Posted: 06/01/2018 15:24:51
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I can see mistake, I have mixed up 'Manwoods' and 'Park Farms'
Will have to take some pictures and start a thread.
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Posted: 07/01/2018 06:34:05
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Hi, I use Google Earth extensively at work, it's generally very good but there are areas on the edges of the individual images where it can be (my estimate) up to 60 - 70 metres out. Like all these things, it's not perfect. Cheers.

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Posted: 07/01/2018 07:50:30
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Whilst researching a local colliery I noticed that the position of a prominent concrete structure was 40 metres out when using the time rollback facility to 2003.
All other years available to date are OK.
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Posted: 07/01/2018 12:29:10
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Entirely my fault, only issue is with maps, cartographers being lazy.
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Posted: 06/02/2018 16:21:58
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Try this side by side map

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=16&lat=52.5285&lon=-1.9610&layers=6&right=BingRoad
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