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Didcot Power Stations Finest Off For Scrap

Post #1 by taurus MK1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:22 pm

:wave: Hi, i took these photos whilst on break in our low loader just north of Silverstone on the A43 last year, the guys had already moved a couple i think, i think they said there were 4 parked up, i have seen them years ago whilst around Didcot. They had to pull in due to a hanging/spraying diesel pipe giving everything a good coat! Im sure they said they were off to the infamous gas torch :o unless somebody knows different? :o


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Post #2 by taurus MK1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:23 pm

Sorry two years ago, just spotted date on photo :dizzy:




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Post #3 by martyn williams » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:13 am

I was working at Didcot power station a month back,the power station is closing in a couple of years.The UK has a power supply crisis :dizzy: What is going on ???
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Post #4 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:21 am

B100 LOADER wrote:I was working at Didcot power station a month back,the power station is closing in a couple of years.The UK has a power supply crisis :dizzy: What is going on ???
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Its called privatization and mis-management :x not that us Brits have been much good at management we appear to blunder our way through life. :lol:

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Post #5 by prince » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:31 am

Hi
It is not ' privatization or miss-management ' I am afraid, Firstly these TS24's have been replaced with Cat 637G's and E's although there are one or two 24's left on site with a couple of D9's an R and a T. Secondly the power station closes in March '13 and until then is flat out with all machines running, and the reason for closure is a European directive that states all large emission power stations must close by 2015 or when a specified number of hours are used up.

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Post #6 by jcb4cx » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:09 pm

best place for European directives are a place where the sun don't shine :thumbup:
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Post #7 by Neversweat » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:18 pm

jcb4cx wrote:best place for European directives are a place where the sun don't shine :thumbup:


Or burn them somewhere - Err :dizzy: - Didcot Power Station perhaps :D

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Post #8 by jcb4cx » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:21 pm

Neversweat wrote:
jcb4cx wrote:best place for European directives are a place where the sun don't shine :thumbup:


Or burn them somewhere - Err :dizzy: - Didcot Power Station perhaps :D


yes there are plenty of things that could go in there and make power at no cost
that muppet with the hook would have gone in rather than costing us a fortune :D
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Post #9 by SRB » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:11 pm

I spy a fault with your plan Graham....

Shit dont burn, it just smoulders..............

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Post #10 by Ian Fletcher1970 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:40 pm

Slightly off topic - but as well as being a plant enthusiast - I'm also an amateur beekeeper - there's an EU directive which now prohibits the re-use of honey jars - I found out because it also applies to Womens Institute groups who make jam and re-use old jars. Whats the carbon footprint in re-melting once used jars!! The EU needs outing!!!

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