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P number: P207952
Old photograph number: A08030
Caption: Opencast coal, an opencast coal site worked by scrapers awaiting levelling, Scholes Lane opencast site, Yorkshire.
Description: Looking south-east at Scholes Lane opencast site, 200 yd. E. 43 degrees N. Keppil's Column. An opencast coal site worked by scrapers awaiting levelling. A typical scene on an opencast site that has been worked by scrapers, after the coal has been removed. Mounds have been built by the scrapers during the backfilling of cuts. The next stage will be to level the area. In the mid 1940's the lack of suitable plant and machinery was a major problem to achieving the increasing targets of coal extraction. Most plant available in 1942/43 was of small size and mostly universal excavators and towed scrapers. After a series of exchange visits to the United States an increasing amount of large machines were brought in. By 1944 124 large excavators and 51 tractor/scrapers had been brought into the UK.
Date taken: 07/06/1945
Photographer: Rhodes, J.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 438500
Y latitude/northing: 395500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 231.97 KB; 1000 x 702 pixels; 85 x 59 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 186 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Opencast coal, Geoscience subjects/ Economic geology/ Quarries, opencast  

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