It is currently Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:20 am

All times are UTC






Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 299 posts ] 


Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:09 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 pm
Posts: 2977
Images: 210
Today I popped over to Blackpool and on Yorkshire Street there are already new columns up with a handful of Phosco post tops being prepared for replacement, there is also a SRL8 on there too.

_________________
From streetlighting to radio, dance through the night whilst the streetlights are glowing outside.


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:25 am 
Offline
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:48 am
Posts: 6227
Images: 1729
well, if the post tops are like this one then I wouldn't mind one!
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... 99,,0,0.42

_________________
Tesco brings all the mums to the yard...
and they're like "do you have your club card"
Image


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:04 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 pm
Posts: 2977
Images: 210
Yep those are the post tops that I have mentioned.

_________________
From streetlighting to radio, dance through the night whilst the streetlights are glowing outside.


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:56 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 pm
Posts: 2977
Images: 210
Found this on Youtube. Its a lap of the M60 but look carefully at the lanterns especially the ones on the SOX section (2) most are out plus one SON lamp isn't working too.

_________________
From streetlighting to radio, dance through the night whilst the streetlights are glowing outside.


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:41 am 
Offline
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:48 am
Posts: 6227
Images: 1729
At 2:20 it goes from SON to SOX, and the road looks much more evenly lit!

When I was on a section of the M60 (Trafford Centre (I think about 5:40ish in this vid) to Ashton), the SOX areas appeared brighter whilst the SON bits got a bit annoying as the intensity of the lamps is suddenly there and then suddenly gone (compared to a more gradual transition with SOX). I was in a Toyota Previa though, and so the effect of the SON lighting was amplified by the light coming in through the large sunroof!

_________________
Tesco brings all the mums to the yard...
and they're like "do you have your club card"
Image


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:46 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 pm
Posts: 2977
Images: 210
The illuminations in Blackpool have been damaged, I'm not too sure about any lanterns losing any canopies its because of the 100mph wind last night.

_________________
From streetlighting to radio, dance through the night whilst the streetlights are glowing outside.


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:40 am 
Offline
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:48 am
Posts: 6227
Images: 1729
I knew that wind would case damage. Over here it sounded like things were being blown down the street... so what it would have been like coming straight off the sea in Blackpool must have been twice as bad.

_________________
Tesco brings all the mums to the yard...
and they're like "do you have your club card"
Image


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:03 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 pm
Posts: 2977
Images: 210
I was expecting something similar to the 1987 incident where Piers were smashed to pieces and trees torn from the roots even though I wasn't alive back then. This is someof the damage.

Next Friday I'll see if there is any damage to any lantern in Southport as I'll be heading to Merseyside.

_________________
From streetlighting to radio, dance through the night whilst the streetlights are glowing outside.


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:55 am 
Offline
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:48 am
Posts: 6227
Images: 1729
That article also mentions an over-enthusiastic wind turbine... there is footage on youtube of one in storm winds - it goes so fast it explodes and parts fly everywhere!

_________________
Tesco brings all the mums to the yard...
and they're like "do you have your club card"
Image


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:59 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 pm
Posts: 2977
Images: 210
Hopefully there wasn't any goldie oldies nearby or otherwise they'd be history.

_________________
From streetlighting to radio, dance through the night whilst the streetlights are glowing outside.


Top
 Profile  Personal album 
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 299 posts ] 

All times are UTC



You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests



Search for: