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Report - Beringen Colliery, Belgium - 28/02/07

Oxygen Thief

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Visited with Stumpy and Zippy.

First... a taster...

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This pit closed in 1993, and has become very derelict. The main components are being restored and there is a great museum on site. We were, lets say, off the beaten track a bit.

In the coal preparation plant (maybe?)...

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Add that lot together and multiply it by 200. That's how big this one building is.

The lift brings the loaded wagons up top this level...

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They then use gravity and roller-coaster type brakes to move into a machine that simply rotates the whole wagon, emptying it out...

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A control room connected with the wagons...

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The lift control room, directly overlooking the shaft...

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Some trackway disappearing into something since demolished...

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Another little control room...

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A loaded wagon, waiting to be emptied...

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Ultimately the coal is despatched from the colliery. This is the loading bay control room...

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Zippy inside the cooling tower. This had plastic slats inside...

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Underneath the buildings was the marshalling yard for the mine trains and equipement. Engines, personnel carriages, generators, drills, transformers and loads more besides...

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Inside a miners carriage..

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Busted for the second time...

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Actually, the guys were sound. They are real enthusiasts.

Hope you enjoy this, we certainly did. More photos later I'm sure.
 
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