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Alsdorf
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Grube Anna Mine Alsdorf Aachen Germany 12th September 1982

Grube Anna Mine Alsdorf Aachen Germany 12th September 1982
In 1982 the Eschweiler Bergwerks Verein (EBV) Alsdorf coke ovens and Grube-Anna mine (off right) north of Aachen were a hive of activity as was the DB main line in the foreground.

The green-liveried steam engine is almost certainly Anna no 14 (later renumbered to Anna no 6) built by Krupp in 1940 for Dynamit Nobel. It has been preserved at the Westfälisches Industriemuseum in Dortmund.

Unbelievably, gone today are the DB exchange sidings, the coke ovens and all the industrial plant of EBV Grube Anna. The mine closed in 1983 and the coking plant in 1987. The main line survives as does the signal box just seen top left.

Nautilus, Erhard Bernstein, Tractacus, Peter_Private_Box and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Dat is interessant
8 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Thanks Fred.
8 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Fabulous..and very interesting
8 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
has replied to Diana Australis club
Thanks Diana. Things change.
8 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Pete
A very nice picture, which I like very much!
I remember visiting Germany around that time, and passing much industry. Today, it is all gone, just like in England!

www.ipernity.com/doc/2247998/47231040
Best Wishes, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
Peter
8 months ago.

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