UK Coals minorca site pics


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UK Coals minorca site pics

Post #1 by Pblack » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:13 am

I finally had a little spare time last Saturday morning, so I jumped on my bike & had a look at UK Coals Minorca site, situated just to the edge of the village of where I live, in Measham.

There's a public ftpath that cuts straight through the middle of the site, & the haul road to the dump cuts straight over this. They have installed a crossing here, & this lends itself to some good photo opportunities...

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Re: UK Coals minorca site pics

Post #2 by L.Kezz » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:15 pm

Great photos, will have to get myself down there and get some shots myself!
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Post #3 by SRB » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:37 pm

Nice Pics!

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Post #4 by Ross » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:51 am

4th from bottom.

:wtf: :doh:

Public right of way just lends to the rising costs of running these operations.

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Post #5 by argie » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:13 am

Great photos! TFS
Great spot Ross!! :claphands: I spent 2 weeks working for Scottish Coal filming health and safety videos and this was one of their big No No's

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Post #6 by Mike d550 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:16 am

Nice shots Pblack, especially the ones with the slow shutterspeed blurring the background!


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Post #7 by GIZZY » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:15 pm

Gotta say, great pictures :)


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Re: UK Coals minorca site pics

Post #8 by Gavin84w » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:51 am

Ross wrote:4th from bottom.

:wtf: :doh:

Public right of way just lends to the rising costs of running these operations.


Yes, but i bet if they did not comply with this they would not have got the operational approvals they needed. It,s all about working with local communities to be a "good neighbor"


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Post #9 by nick lamb » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:59 am

I thought you had to dismount those things backwards...3 point contact and all......
At Shotton coilliery in the 1970's I used to watch Manghan Shaws 631 scrapers and 769 trucks flying over the road as a kid.By the late 1980's I was at the controles of TS24's crossing roads on a site near Chester. Perhaps I should have spent more time in class in hindsight :D


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Re: UK Coals minorca site pics

Post #10 by Ross » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:11 am

Gavin84w wrote:
Ross wrote:4th from bottom.

:wtf: :doh:

Public right of way just lends to the rising costs of running these operations.


Yes, but i bet if they did not comply with this they would not have got the operational approvals they needed. It,s all about working with local communities to be a "good neighbor"


Yeah 100% Agree but it just shows that the Gov and local authority are more concerned with keeping a bunch of ramblers happy over the lively hood of 50 men. Not to mention the taxation rights and locally produced coal Benefits.

They would rarther import coal and see these men on the job seeker line.

Here they would just over ride that public right of way and lease the property to the mining company. Heck they have just sat back and watched ' Eagle' mountain disappear of the last few decades.

Imagine if UK Coal wanted to mine A mountain the Lake District Ha Ha Ha.


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