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Ojay 02-05-2011 19:51

Supercharger 'B' Re-visited - April 2011.
 

Supercharger 'B' - Re-Visited

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...Revisit/1a.jpg

Following on from Part A on Woodburners recent trip to Mancfester is Supercharger 'B'

Constructed circa 1909, the drain is one of the longest culverted stretches of the Gore Brook

I originally paid this place a visit with Thompski a year or so ago


We entered the Outfall in a nearby park after a short mooch up the Brook

A large brick archway which can be seen in the construction pic above and present day below

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...Revisit/1b.jpg

Once inside, it gives way to a larger brick section, the first real feature is a sewer overflow, and the smell of fresh that greets you!

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Revisit/2.jpg


Naturally we crawled through the shite filled concrete slot and stooped up the even smaller RCP to sniff some shit - Woodburner made me do it :rolleyes:

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Revisit/3.jpg


I don't remember bothering with this the last time, so after a short st00p we found ourselves in a small CSO

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Revisit/4.jpg


I climbed over briefly to watch the turds swim by

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Revisit/5.jpg


We didn't hang around long, a couple of shots and back out into the main culvert which continues upstream in a sizeable brick pipe

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Revisit/6.jpg


Woodburner insisted on floating up a tea light, so up went the ISO and out came the shutter release as the lonely light illuminated the place

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Revisit/7.jpg


After an age of splashing about, the tunnel veared left before straightening up, ahead a sewer crossed above a larger chamber with another sewer overflow to the left

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Revisit/8.jpg


Up the 4ft RCP we stooped again, reaching a small inspection chamber before traversing across and up some rungs into the screening chamber above

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...Revisit/8a.jpg


The processor spanned the sewer, I climbed over Roland Rat, who incidentally was dead for a closer look

This place stunk, no joke the upstream end was just filling as another sewer poured it's goodies in, my eyes started to sting, time to GTFO!

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...0Revisit/9.jpg


Woodburner fooked off sharpish as I packed my gear away LOL, it was a welcome to return back to the main culvert again...

More splashing about and I could hear the weir in the distance, we were close to the end now, another 5 minutes and we arrived at the falls, close to the Infall

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...Revisit/10.jpg


After climbing up the brick chamber gives way to a rather cool trapezoid like concrete box section which curves round and leads out to the Infall

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...Revisit/11.jpg

Snake Oil 02-05-2011 22:45

I love the tealight shot, and that last one looks like an alien in your culvertz! :D

buddah 03-05-2011 12:18

I think im guna have to have a crack at this one look good.


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