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tony draper
25th Mar 2014, 18:14
Bored and google earthing found this strange track,starts near the western end of the runway at Newcastle aeroplane docks or NCL as you folks seem to call it, runs across fields then disappears? dont look like a old road of railway line,should one phone Time Team do you think? is it a lay line albeit a bent one.
Sorry chaps photo bucket doesn't seem to want to upload the snipe,hmmm that's sinister in itself.
One shall try again
here yer go worked this time
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/second%20album/track2_zpsc1789ab8.png (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/Deaddogbay/media/second%20album/track2_zpsc1789ab8.png.html)
Spose it could be a very long thin field
If you peruse the area yourself on google earth you will see it stretched much further than that cover by the photo
I love a mystery

25th Mar 2014, 18:19
A photo would help Mr. D. Could you post one please?

Dak Man
25th Mar 2014, 18:29
Has a pipeline been buried there lately?

tony draper
25th Mar 2014, 18:30
Ah further examination shows some kind of industrial activity midway along,so tiz probably a track for horses and carts.
Mystery solved.

25th Mar 2014, 18:52
Mystery solved.

Well that's disappointing, love a good mystery myself. :(

25th Mar 2014, 18:54
I was hoping it was going to be like those Rocks, many pages of deduction !

tony draper
25th Mar 2014, 19:03
It could have originally been a prehistoric track,if you follow it to the West you see a faint ghost of it continuing over the turnip fields,probably a Henge or summat around there.
Being the N/E it was probably known as Stonebroke Henge.:uhoh:

25th Mar 2014, 19:14
It's a medieval conveyor belt. :}

Lon More
25th Mar 2014, 19:21
Google (http://onecorestrategyng.limehouse.co.uk/portal/newcastle_slr?pointId=s1339226857704) is your friend. Dakman got it right.

25th Mar 2014, 19:22
I don't think it's quite that simple.

Have you moved the timeline to look at different imagery? In 2005 it's almost invisible, in 2009 it's very sharply defined, then it fades out again by 2012.

The 1945 imagery shows nothing at all so it's not an ancient road or railway.
I'd bet on a buried pipeline.

Edit: crossed with LonMore

tony draper
25th Mar 2014, 19:28
Ah well,one shall continue one's search,crop marks show up well on GE.:(
I found a Vulcan Bomber in a field once,only it wasn't really lost.

Dak Man
25th Mar 2014, 19:33
Occam strikes again. :ok:

Lon More
25th Mar 2014, 20:11
You should have danced widdershins round it three times Mr. D. chanting "Finders keepers, losers weepers" then you could have kept it

tony draper
25th Mar 2014, 21:43
One suspects folks don't believe me,well then here it is,not far from me either,one was just tootling about GE at random when I came across it.:rolleyes:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/second%20album/Vulcan_zpsba09a805.png (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/Deaddogbay/media/second%20album/Vulcan_zpsba09a805.png.html)

25th Mar 2014, 21:53
People are always leaving them lying around.

There's one been dumped about two miles from here.

25th Mar 2014, 22:18
Avro Vulcan XL319 Restoration Project (http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?96975-Avro-Vulcan-XL319-Restoration-Project)

25th Mar 2014, 23:09

tony draper
25th Mar 2014, 23:28
He was the only sensible member of that entire crew,his captain was a complete buffoon,wouldn't have minded sailing with the communications officer though.:E

25th Mar 2014, 23:46
You mean this Captain?

tony draper
25th Mar 2014, 23:54
Yes,always though the man was a utter dolt, John Luke now, he was a proper Captain,

26th Mar 2014, 08:18
There was only one truly great starship captain.........Captain Kremmen...


Lon More
26th Mar 2014, 08:53
The Firm - Star Trekkin' - YouTube

26th Mar 2014, 11:18
It's a medieval conveyor belt.

There used to be a coal conveyor line that ran across the road which runs (ran?) more or less parallel to the runway, to the North. Aerial ropeway I think they used to be called on OS maps. Would have just about crossed where the end of the runway is now. Guess it went from the Black Callerton pit to somewhere like Wideopen.

I used to find those ropeways spooky and had nightmares about them when I was little - and that was long before Get Carter.

tony draper
26th Mar 2014, 12:05
Yer they were dangerous,that's why we invented proper railways up here.:rolleyes:

26th Mar 2014, 12:10
I'm sure I saw Lieutenant Uhuru creeping under the tarp on lifeboat #5. Is there something we should be told?

tony draper
26th Mar 2014, 12:59
She could have crept under my tarp anytime she liked.:E