The control console of one of the many rail cranes inside the old Ferrum foundry.
In one of the dark corners of the old foundry, an old arc welder stays hidden and without power…
On the top floor of the old foundry an old compressor lays under a thick layer of black dust, unused since years.
The main hall in the Salina Turda. Since the renovation in 2009, there is a Ferris wheel and table tennis for the tourists. But even as a tourist attraction, the mine dating back to the antiquity is very impressive.
Curly, Moe and Larry were working at Ferrum :p
Once used to handle the heavy, molded parts, a crane stands like a big, yellow arm with red muscles.
Ferrum is an old, traditional foundry in Switzerland. As the foundry business got no longer profitable, this part of the production ceased last year. Together with an employee we had the opportunity to visit the location which usually is NOT accessible, as the area is
Big clouds escape the cooling tower of the nuclear power plant in Leibstadt. On a nice day it almost looks as the clouds for the rainy days get produced in facilities like this one.
This is the only remainder in a small room – everything else got stolen. One can only assume that this engine was once driving the ventilation of the main building.
In the boiler room only two of the four boilers are still standing and slowly corroding with time. Many pipes and two boilers must have been stolen and sold for metal long time ago.