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Coke being pushed from an oven

By paulbroad  
This is how close I could get visitors to a coke oven push. They could both hear the noise, smell the smells and feel the heat. I regularly took a military visit round the works. On one occasion I had a couple of soldiers who had been in Afghanistan very nervous and ready to run! I had to reassure them that they were safe.

I thought that I might have run in Afghanistan!


Tags: General Danger Coke Safe Heat Noise Warm Push Smell Oven

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cosmicnode 11 28 England
19 Jan 2019 9:31AM
Used to work at the Redcar Coke ovens. they are not pleasant places to work. Miss the crack from the lad's though.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
19 Jan 2019 9:41AM
Scarily close...
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2019 9:51AM
I visited Redcar ovens a number of times. The same basic design as Dawes Lane where this was shot. Dawes Lane now also regrettably closed - largely due to a series of poor management decisions in my opinion but that's another matter.

A great pity for both plants. Coke is becoming a scarce world resource - Scunthorpe now buying in a lot of it's coke. Foresight would have protected the plants and provided the investment to rebuild. We now suffer the consequences.

I had 30 years on coke ovens.

GeorgeP 14 62 26 United States
19 Jan 2019 2:29PM
Much more photogenic than petroleum cokers which always seem to be surrounded by nasty, gritty black dust.

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