Rothwell Haigh Repeater Station
Rothwell Haigh Repeater Station,
as recently found and just before destruction by the scrapman! All
photos by courtesy of Dave Hughes. BEWARE, some Strowger
preservationists may find these pictures disturbing!
room behind double entrance door.
blast doors into loading bay
stairs to staff acommodation wing.
Staff rest room right at the end of this long coridor.
control equipment in staff corridoor.These were in many rooms.
the ground floor equipment room about to be torn out by the contractors.
room many valve repeater amplifiers were still in situ. Also more MATE
the many Private wires were terminated on these units.
more private wires!
the Many telexes that were in this room
the private wire test points.
the many multiline switchboards around the station.
sticker reads "beware sensitive information. destroy duplicate copies!".
right at the door more teleprinters.
into the room near the workbench.
from the main Leeds road the massive cable chamber.
cable chamber from its far end looking back.
test units.still on ground floor.
on ground floor.
room still on the ground is the generator room....2 of everything!!!!
the power plant was still in very good condition.
british power plant.
in the power plant room
stairs to the top landing.
arc rectifiers missing!
The first transformer room....
132,000 volt transformers dissapeared over christmas 2000.All the
wallphones were still working!
main batteries were missing.Only the lighting cells were still in situ.
in the battery room
the main distribution frame.
more valve amplifiers!
downstairs at a test position.
the 10+50 boards dumped upstairs in the air handling rooms!
really big upstairs m d f .
fault lanterns near the mdf and test desk.
upstairs, the heating was working flat out in this equipment room.
upstairs in the equipment room.....The calender was1985.
blast doors everywhere were huge!
And now for some outside views taken after clearance had started.....
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