silent Sunday: 5 May 2013

S.S.13-05-05

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8 Responses to silent Sunday: 5 May 2013

  1. sarahmo3w says:

    That’s random! Some sort of roadworks, but can’t tell if it’s cable or pipe?!

  2. clairetiptop says:

    I know this .. Roadworks every where round here!,
    Or it could be a Giants yo yo …

  3. Cable laying – or I prefer Giants Yo Yo.

  4. It’s very big and probably holding up the traffic.

  5. Spencer says:

    The needle for that thing must be fucking huge!

    Great photo.

    • fireflyphil says:

      First, they use the thin threading rope to drag in a thick hemp rope. This, in turn, is used to drag in a steel hawser, by winch! Then the hawser is connected to the end of the cable and winched back! A single pull can be over a kilometre! This one was about 700 metres. There are two 132kV circuits of three cables each, so that’s six lengths of this stuff between Willington and Derby. The cost must be eye-watering!

  6. Woah! That’s huge! Is it roadworks?

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