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Cruachan Hollow Mountain, The

Synopsis
The story of the construction of the Cruachan pumped storage Hydro-Electric Scheme, one of the most ambitious schemes of its time. All stages of the construction are detailed in this meticulously produced colour film in what came to be known as "The Hollow Mountain" at Ben Cruachan, Loch Awe, Argyll. Full details are shown of the steel foundry making and finishing of stainless steel castings, construction of steel cables, circuit breakers and switchgear, as well as steel pylons and electrical conductors in snowy conditions. Scenes are also shown of heavy equipment being transported to the site.

DVD also includes THE MORISTON PROJECT (1956), telling the story of the construction of the Glen Moriston Hydro-Electric Dam by Mitchell Construction Co, from the start in 1952 to its completion in 1956. It shows all stages of the construction of the scheme and ighlights the hard work ethos and the harsh conditions, especially underground, which the workmen had to endure.
Series
Hydro Electric Schemes of Scotland
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
1966
Subjects
Archaeology; Engineering
Keywords
archive films; civil engineering; construction engineering; hydroelectric power; industrial archaeology; metalworking

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£19.56
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
81 minutes
Year
2009

Sections

Title
Moriston Project, The

Distributor

Name

Panamint Cinema

Email
cinema@panamint.co.uk
Web
http://www.panamint.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01505 834936
Address
Abercorn Schoolhouse
Whitequarries
Broxburn
West Lothian, Scotland
EH52 6PZ

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