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Anyone know where this is? 22 Oct 2017 12:11 #1

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Not the DH Albatross, but the land it is flying over. Someone must know, a photo that has always intrigued me..

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Anyone know where this is? 22 Oct 2017 13:16 #2

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I don't have an answer, but some pretty distinctive features. Looks like a storage depot served by rail with a river feature that should be identifiable at at the top.

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Anyone know where this is? 22 Oct 2017 14:35 #3

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The RAF only had two of this type and used it on the Prestwick to Reykjavík route. The terrain in the photo is flat so it could be Ayrshire. I looked on google maps, hoping to find that river feature (top right of photo) in Ayshire. I reckon its the junction of the River Ayr and the water of Coyle at 55.497754, -4.386339

I reckon the industrial facility in centre shot is Killoch Colliery at 55.452045, -4.408903

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Anyone know where this is? 23 Oct 2017 06:13 #4

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I must admit, it doesn't look like what I'd describe as a coal mining area to me, but somewhere Killoch and inland from Prestwick it is then. Thank You.

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Anyone know where this is? 23 Oct 2017 09:14 #5

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Don't be too quick to thank me. I dug a little deeper and found that the colliery I thought was in the shot was only built in the late 50's. The aircraft was destroyed I think in 1942 so its back to the drawing board. Good fun though. We need to identify that industrial/storage depot with the rail lines running into it.

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Anyone know where this is? 23 Oct 2017 11:41 #6

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Going by the tree lined river curve and its junction, I'm tempted to think that its the Ouse and Derwent, near Drax, in Yorkshire (SE of Selby). That would put the facility as being around what was the Barlow airship works pre-war. Does anyone have a map of the right age to confirm this? It's either where the power station now is, or prior to that, an, unexplained area devoid of field boundaries to me, about SE656283.
The Barlow works had a huge shed, demolished late 80's ish, and I think there was some kind of ROF at Drax, which might be the same name..
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Anyone know where this is? 23 Oct 2017 12:41 #7

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I think you have nailed it. If you look at the 1938-1953 OS on oldmaps :- www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/464500/428500/10/100746
you can see the four rail lines splitting off just to the south east of Barlow. The Ouse and Derwent junction is aligned just like in your photo. Another map showing sidings at ROD Barlow here:- www.airfields-in-yorkshire.co.uk/yorkshireatwar/barlow/
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Anyone know where this is? 23 Oct 2017 15:44 #8

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That confirms it. It co-existed with the power station until buried in ash. Rare for war-time photos to give away 'secrets' like this, which is why I've been wondering for a decade or two.
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Anyone know where this is? 23 Oct 2017 16:05 #9

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Cracking job !

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Anyone know where this is? 23 Oct 2017 18:01 #10

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While I was posting the picture up, I rather felt that the river feature has a 'Vale of York' feel to it, otherwise I wouldn't have found it.

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