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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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