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Default Big Jimmy's Colliery - 16-01-2011, 21:00

This small colliery was driven in the late 20th century to work a proven 150,000 tonnes of coal reserves from the 4ft seam. The mine is worked on a number of headings that come off the main haulage level, these headings run for a few hundred feet with the method of support throughout the workings being props and bars.
Who knows - with the spiralling price of crude oil about to smash the $100 brl mark, good old “king coal” could well be making a comeback and raping some green belt land near you sometime soon.

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Proper bo that is.


















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Default 16-01-2011, 21:17

I like the look of this place, great stuff


....Take pictures and leave ONLY
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Default 16-01-2011, 21:24

Awsome pics.
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Default 16-01-2011, 21:27

Absolutely stunning mate, it looks seriously muddy down there.

Hands and knees job as well?


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Default 16-01-2011, 22:00

A wierd set of rail works going on there, wheels within the track rather than on top ?


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Default 16-01-2011, 22:08

Lovely set of pics Stew, we might see some of CC's effort's if he can tear himself away from his DVD.
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Default 16-01-2011, 22:21

some absolutely beautiful colours captured down there!

I've seen photo's of rails with wheels inside the tracks somewhere before, but cant put my finger on it!


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Default 16-01-2011, 22:21

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Hands and knees job as well?

What happens underground - stays underground.......c'mon you know the rules now.


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What happens underground - stays underground.......c'mon you know the rules now.

ah yes ......... how could i forget


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Default 16-01-2011, 23:13

Very nice indeed - is this the one Coalboard works at?
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