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Ferropolis,city of steel giants revisited(Germany)

Where once the headoffices stood from the opencast lignite mine Golpa-Nord, you can now admire some of the large excavators that were once used in this mine. These dinosaurs among machines have survived thanks to some enthousiast former mineworkers. Today Ferropolis is an exiting industrial museum, a city of steel.
The central square is used for some spectacular events during the year. The Melt-festival is probably the largest music-event with these steel giants as a decor.


http://www.ferropolis.de/
Mosquito Bucket chain excavator ERs 400 Bg 197
Mosquito Bucket chain excavator ERs 400 Bg 197
Bigwheel, bucket wheel excavator 1521 SRs 1300
Bigwheel, bucket wheel excavator 1521 SRs 1300
Medusa, stacker 1025 As 1120
Medusa, stacker 1025 As 1120
Mad max, bucket chain excavator 651 Es 1120
Mad max, bucket chain excavator 651 Es 1120
Well earned rest
Well earned rest
Medusa and her beak
Medusa and her beak
Tonque of the mosquito
Tonque of the mosquito
Russian DET-250
Russian DET-250
Mosquito under the clouds
Mosquito under the clouds
Big wheel
Big wheel
Gemini with mosquito in the back
Gemini with mosquito in the back
Gemini stacker 1022 A2s 2240 in two parts
Gemini stacker 1022 A2s 2240 in two parts
Mosquito on stage
Mosquito on stage
Gemini, different levels
Gemini, different levels
Mosquito tail
Mosquito tail
Pulling the strings
Pulling the strings
Operators post
Operators post
Full glory
Full glory
Medusa, a complete factory
Medusa, a complete factory
Walking on claws
Walking on claws
Driving gear
Driving gear
Medusa front view
Medusa front view
Under the clouds
Under the clouds
Gemini 1
Gemini 1
Gemini 2
Gemini 2
Medusa
Medusa
The buckets
The buckets
Mad max
Mad max
The mighty bucket chain excavator
The mighty bucket chain excavator
Big Wheel 1
Big Wheel 1
Big Wheel 2
Big Wheel 2
The machine and me
The machine and me
The bucket wheel
The bucket wheel
Machines all-around
Machines all-around
Across the rails
Across the rails
Side view
Side view
The yellow carpet
The yellow carpet
Competing for attention
Competing for attention
A great setting for 007
A great setting for "007"
pulleys and cable
pulleys and cable
The buckett chain
The buckett chain
beyond the wheel
beyond the wheel
Looking up
Looking up
The machine mix
The machine mix
Rusty  buckets
Rusty buckets
Sprocket and rollers
Sprocket and rollers
Not moving anymore
Not moving anymore
Restrictions
Restrictions
The head frame
The head frame
The central point
The central point
Everything is big
Everything is big
Detail
Detail
Switches
Switches
Heavy framework
Heavy framework
Looking upwards
Looking upwards
Like an octopus
Like an octopus
All five
All five