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Great Britain Tullis Russel, Glenrothes, Jan19

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Tullis Russell was formed in 1809 by Robert Tullis, he acquired Rothes mill in 1836.​

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In 1912 the construction of Markinch Power Station began, to provide the mill with electrical power, rather than power provided from water wheel. The Coal Fired Power Station was completed in 1914, and was fitted with 3 Parsons Units and Rerolle electrical equipment.​

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At some point, I have no definite date, but the power station was extended to take a fourth slightly larger, more modern Parsons unit along with an English Electric system to distribute the power it generated. It was also given an oil fired system to work alongside the coal fired boilers.​

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Sadly, the plant was deemed too dirty after breeching EU emission regulations and was forced to close been replaced by the new biomass plant on site. For a mothballed site though, it's still very much live, all the power is still on and the readouts in the control room as still showing live stats for the power station. It wouldn't take much to raise steam and get her running again!​

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One that i've been meaning to do for a couple of years having seen some seriously epic report on the place it sadly never happened with it being so far away. Big mistake by myself as always, as you will see. ​

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Visited with @GK_WAX it was a good day out and good to finally see it. Didn't manage to get any more photo's as we planned to get the boiler house and other bits done on the way out but got collared by a worker in there stripping the turbines  We hid behind a switchboard for about 40 minutes with no where to go. The only possible way out was where he came from or back through the small window he was boarding back up. Luckily he was a sound guy and we had a natter about the place before he escorted us out.​

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The metal fairies had been in before Christmas and it seems this has kicked the demo team up the arse to press on. It won't have long left, access was a bit of a faff due to the amount of chomping and concrete rubble blocking everything. ​

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A sorry sight to behold indeed​

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One of the best smaller power stations I've seen, so sad to see it such a mess

 

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Still looks awesome even though it's a bit trashed now. One I missed because of too many beers the night before ?

Pics look fine on my phone by the way but very small on a big screen and my mac doesn't load them high res annoyingly, but it's not just yours so it must be a Mac issue ?‍♂

 

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The machines look really great. Would be nice, to see the pics a bit larger in the preview, without having to click each one individually.

 
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Yeah that’s what Damo said about the thumbnails. I don’t know why they are small. They look fine on my computer and my phone and i’ve iploaded them the same as my other reports. Weird.

yeah its a shame its so trashed now but it was a good un non the less 

 

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I also don't know why. But not so bad. These are great pictures that are worth clicking on. :)  

 

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Yeah they are actually really banging pics. I'd be well happy with those 

 

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This is lovely, reminds me of the power station in Coryton a bit

 
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