December 19th, 2010, 06:42 PM #1
Imperial Sugar refinery demolition
The refinery that I built a model of for my NTRAK modules was closed down a while back. The property will be redeveloped but first they had to demolish many of the old industrial buildings. The big red brick Char Filter House will be renovated and turned into a residential and retail property. This morning they set charges to bring down the metal buildings around it.
The first building went down without a problem but the charges under the second one failed to go. After they reset everything they tried again an hour later. The charges all went off but the building just leaned a little and stopped. Finally about 20 minutes later it suddenly collapsed. My camera was turned off so I missed the second building toppling over.
December 19th, 2010, 06:45 PM #2
Here it is still standing after the second charges went off.
And after it fell.
December 19th, 2010, 06:48 PM #3
Here is a photo of the refinery in 1953.
And a photo of my model.
It has been many years since this wall was visible before being hidden behind the metal addition built in the early 1960s.
December 19th, 2010, 07:29 PM #4
December 19th, 2010, 07:43 PM #5
When can we expect the charges to go off on your module? :tb-tongue:
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December 19th, 2010, 08:21 PM #6
December 19th, 2010, 09:23 PM #7
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Jerry beat me to it. I was going to ask if anyone had ever done this on a model railroad layout. If anyone, it would be you, Russell. Thanks for the posts showing the real thing. It looks like the old building is fine and just like it was back in '53. :tb-biggrin:http://www.pioneer.net/~fitzrr/
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December 19th, 2010, 10:17 PM #8
December 19th, 2010, 10:18 PM #9
This shows one of the old railroad bridges that crosses Oyster Creek.
December 20th, 2010, 02:27 AM #10
That's very interesting Russell, thanks for sharing photos! I have always loved your Sugar Land module! :DIf you see it, get it, for tomorrow it will be gone!
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