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Posts by Morlock

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Topic: Whitehaven redevelopment
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/11/2017 22:23:13   Subject: Whitehaven redevelopment
I suppose one would have to purchase a roadside charging point, (Government subsidy available).:lol:

http://www.isoenergy.co.uk/electric-car-charging-points
Topic: Whitehaven redevelopment
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/11/2017 20:51:51   Subject: Whitehaven redevelopment
After we get the new power stations the whole UK distribution network will have to be upgraded.
All the recharging power upgrades to every ones residence will be an enormous undertaking.
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 11/11/2017 10:28:34   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
The siding does indeed appear on mapping. I assume it was a horse/cart job between 'sheep walk' tramway to the siding?

[photo]113391[/photo]
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 10/11/2017 23:50:39   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Wrong - it was built and became the mine's route to market.
[/quote]

I was hoping that would be the case.

More rummaging for maps methinks.
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 10/11/2017 22:22:33   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
[/quote]"There was an agreement between South Eastern and Chatham Railway, and George Taylor, to open a siding by the Colley Lane bridge, in July 1908. I knew I had noted it somewhere!"[/quote]
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Topic: Herrington (photo)
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 08/11/2017 16:14:19   Subject: Herrington (photo)
If you know someone with a subscription to one of the 'Ancestry' sites you may be able to check by name, heard they're a real pain to use!
Topic: Herrington (photo)
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 07/11/2017 19:06:50   Subject: Herrington (photo)
Colliery fatality list (near bottom of page) may have some info.

http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/h007.htm
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2017 19:49:47   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
[quote="droid"]The reply to which is: it's your child, look after them properly.
[/quote]

I'm pretty sure no one on the H&S bandwagon would publicly utter those words.

Edit:
Topic: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Morlock

Forum: South West England   Posted: 02/11/2017 18:16:51   Subject: Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
I suspect any council would consider the worst case scenario, i.e. a child getting injured?
Topic: barbary mine (photo)
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/11/2017 00:09:14   Subject: barbary mine (photo)
OK, found it.
Topic: barbary mine (photo)
Morlock

Forum: North East England   Posted: 01/11/2017 22:16:14   Subject: barbary mine (photo)
A few dates here.

https://www.mindat.org/loc-26467.html

May be some info here.

http://collections.beamish.org.uk/search-results?query=mining&searchType=everything&with
Topic: Calendar 2018 - preview
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/10/2017 23:36:56   Subject: Calendar 2018 - preview
Superb images, as usual.:)
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 20:25:41   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Brockham limeworks/brickworks has very good web coverage.:)
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 18:59:14   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Thanks. I'll have a look at them when I recover from current affliction of 'mouse wheel finger'!;D
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 16:26:04   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Yep, Greystone Lime Works tracks on NLS mapping.
Forwarded NLS map number to the 'Railmaps' gentleman.

Edit: Appears it's already on his site.:-[
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 15:47:11   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
The horse and cart transport as supported by old memories plus the land boundary records seems fairly conclusive.
I had a bit of 'mission creep' and shot off in a tangent towards Merstham tramway
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 15:02:15   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
I did speculate that the tramway may have run as far as the railway but cannot find any evidence to support that theory.
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 14:25:42   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Thanks Peter. Do you think my speculation and your research/records constitutes the limits of the tramway, i.e. where do you think the offloading/transfer point was located?
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 23/10/2017 05:41:21   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Interesting bit of history confirming one tramway route.

A bit of speculation to start with.

[link]113276[linkphoto]113276[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/10/2017 21:52:18   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]https://www.oldreigate.com/index.php?goto=theclears

So much Joy! ;D
[/quote]

I suspect it may well have been your earlier link, (2008) that got me to
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/10/2017 21:24:14   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Re-found the website Peter.

https://www.oldreigate.com/?r=1&width=1536&height=864&goto=theclears

My intention was pass the info to this site so maps could be updated.

Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 22/10/2017 16:40:42   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
[quote="Peter Burgess"]Very true.[/quote]

I found a website last night that contained several images of the tramways along with a bit of history.
It was not a WCMS page, any ideas on w
Topic: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Morlock

Forum: South East England   Posted: 21/10/2017 22:45:17   Subject: Colley Hill Hearthstone Other Rock Mine
Despite the numerous images with tramways there appears to be a lack of tramways marked on any maps?
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/10/2017 19:40:42   Subject: One for the steam buffs
Nothing wrong with a bit of pedantry;D
Topic: One for the steam buffs
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/10/2017 17:55:06   Subject: One for the steam buffs
The Express is hardly a rag worth reading and the UN is seriously deficient in following its own mandate. It cannot influence world affairs to any great effect so generally dabbles in trivia.
Topic: Super Size not working?
Morlock

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 12/10/2017 13:13:35   Subject: Super Size not working?
Still works OK for me.
Topic: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
Morlock

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/10/2017 20:29:55   Subject: Rhosydd Quarry Activity
[quote="danswift"]Bloody amazing where a Landy can go,[/quote]

Although the old 'series' models could, depending on conditions, ascend/descend/traverse at 45 degrees for short periods, 35 d
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 05/10/2017 10:54:44   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
Research indicates that the properties of Bog Oak result in it being a somewhat valuable material.
Topic: cwmystwyth level fawr
Morlock

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 04/10/2017 23:19:20   Subject: cwmystwyth level fawr
"I think oak, what do you think?"

If it's quite hard it may be Elm.
Topic: Gwendreath Colliery Disaster
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/10/2017 09:35:39   Subject: Gwendreath Colliery Disaster
[quote="JonK"]Thanks but I am after a photo good enough to publish.[/quote]

Google is your friend, 7th from bottom. Hope it meets your exacting standards.;D

http://www.ieuanreesl
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 27/09/2017 04:16:26   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Agree, the sale price is a little optimistic for what may well be a future liability.

Edit: IIRC, the lower end of the tunnel just needs the dumped scree slope dug away.
Topic: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Morlock

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 26/09/2017 18:18:21   Subject: Craig -y -Dinas Upper Silica Mine
Could this be acquired with a view to using the ideal access route, the tunnel from Bwa Maen to the Dinas mine bridge?

http://bjpco.com/property/25685853/

Edit: I suppose it all
Topic: Copper forge in Normandy
Morlock

Forum: Mining Methods & Techniques   Posted: 15/09/2017 06:40:01   Subject: Copper forge in Normandy
"2 Fusion of the metals in a reverbatory furnace, lined with a silicious 'Neath' lining."

Almost certainly silica firebrick from the Pontneddfechan mines.

http://www.fforestfawrg
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2017 16:46:08   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
Mission creep?;D
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2017 15:27:01   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="Miles-M"]What could be more sensible than having two large powered spinning rollers in a homely family kitchen, positioned directly above a baby-sized hole with a wizzing propeller in the bott
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/09/2017 14:54:38   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="Peter Burgess"]and then there are papermills too. :)[/quote]

Stationary Engines in Paper Mill power plant, (1970s).

[link]112855[linkphoto]112855[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 17:38:05   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
Almost back on topic. Must have done any exposed boiler tubes the world of good.;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFVT_CtL62M
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 16:51:35   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
[quote="Jim MacPherson"]I think this might have been the beastie, although it wasn't timid and never cowered;



[link]112849[linkphoto]112849[/linkphoto][/link]

[/quote
Topic: Stationary Engine (photo)
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/09/2017 15:24:23   Subject: Stationary Engine (photo)
Found this whilst looking for other old household stuff.

http://www.oldandinteresting.com/washing-dollies.aspx
Topic: Industrial Relics on Film
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/09/2017 21:18:37   Subject: Industrial Relics on Film
[quote="Miles-M"]never see good ones for sale around here, those that do come up are usually motored for 3 phase which I don't have in the workshop. I'd like a rotary converter! Plenty of amps coming
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/09/2017 15:32:27   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
The primary school I attended in the early 50s was next to Coity sidings, it was frequently plagued by grass fires caused by pannier tank ejections.;D
Topic: One for the steam buffs.
Morlock

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 09/09/2017 06:04:41   Subject: One for the steam buffs.
Small coal spectacular, bits filmed at night are interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8grHpQAB1jA
Topic: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
Morlock

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/09/2017 18:33:03   Subject: Nenthead Mines Spray Paint!!
"I wonder about the abandoned flip flops, but how does baling twine get into MY mine?"

Prusik loops or wellie laces.;D
Topic: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
Morlock

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 31/08/2017 13:30:36   Subject: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
I'm also sure they found something, just doubt it was pure lead. ("seems to be pure lead"):)
Topic: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
Morlock

Forum: Scotland   Posted: 31/08/2017 00:52:26   Subject: RICH SEAM OF LEAD FOUND IN SCOTLAND.
Sounds like some news reporter got carried away?

http://www.galleries.com/Lead
Topic: Pretoria Chert Mine, Bakewell
Morlock

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 29/08/2017 19:16:32   Subject: Pretoria Chert Mine, Bakewell
It was on the Government UG accommodation list at one point. (cold war stuff).

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C11444995
Topic: Possible adit near melsonby
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/08/2017 23:40:45   Subject: Possible adit near melsonby
This bridge goes over it.

https://zoom.earth/#54.471074,-1.694858,19z,sat

Edit: After checking the land profile it appears more likely that the stream resurgences at the lower co
Topic: Possible adit near melsonby
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/08/2017 23:09:00   Subject: Possible adit near melsonby
May possibly drain to the Waterfall Brook, perhaps even to the culverted section.
Topic: Possible adit near melsonby
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/08/2017 22:31:51   Subject: Possible adit near melsonby
Possibly connected with this site?

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Merrybent-Copper-Mine_7677/

There's also a place called 'Middle Caves' near the motorway.
Topic: Possible adit near melsonby
Morlock

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 28/08/2017 22:24:28   Subject: Possible adit near melsonby
[quote="cchilton-666"]I was wondering if it was drainage for some cooper workings that are close by[/quote]

That was one of my first thoughts as the passage does appear culvert shaped in pl
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