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Turriff 14 Jun 2009 11:38 #1

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This was in the audits but with no NGR.

This site might fit the bill but is not covered with earth. I assume this might be to do with its location?



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Turriff 15 Jun 2009 08:13 #2

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That's the same site that I plotted but it needs confirmation. I shall be looking for a rail link.

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Turriff 15 Jun 2009 09:42 #3

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As shown on the OSGB map extract and visible on the aerial photo, there was a rail line running along the course of the A947 and then across the burn around the west of Turriff. The looped track shown on the aerial photo is immediately adjacent to the former railway.

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Turriff 15 Jun 2009 10:08 #4

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I assume these tanks are not the original ones or were they not always covered in soil?

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Turriff 16 Jun 2009 06:44 #5

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OK, I see the former railway now.

The tanks look smaller than C2 so they may be modern or they might be C1 tanks which (according to the AP) were used on sites on which C2s could not be erected due to water table etc.

The C1 had a concrete casing and lightweight foamed concrete roof but no earth mounding (batter)

Anyway, that is almost certainly the site since it has all the attributes.

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Turriff 07 May 2018 08:14 #6

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From Appendix 1 of my book.

Turriff was originally constructed as an AFDD with four 500 ton tanks during the war by Shell-Mex & BP and operated by BPA up to its closure in 1992. It was built with road and rail gantries but the railway line to Turriff was closed to freight in 1966 and from then the depot could only be supplied by road. It is not clear why it was still kept open as a depot for the RAF after the railway closure. In 1989 it came under the management of OPA and was emptied of product and closed in 1992 following the end of the Cold War.

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