March 11, 2014

No Steam Anymore - The Railroad Engineering Works (Part 2)

I have no exact idea as to when this factory was built, but it must have been sometime early in the 1930s, because the administration building was fitted with an air-raid basement, so it's pretty safe to assume that it was built sometime around the Nazi's rise to power.
The keys in the photos are for the basement; the engraving in the key tag says "Luftschutzkeller Verwaltung" ("Air-Raid Basement Administration").

In these particular engineering works, steam locomotives and box cars were overhauled, repaired, refitted or even built.

After exploring the administration building we went into the largest of the factory halls, which is also the one with the least damages. Parts of the other buildings have already collapsed as you'll see in the next posts, so stay tuned!
The large factory hall measures about 175 meters in length and 65 meters across, so it's pretty huge.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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