Lippe colliery in the city of Gelsenkirchen (Germany) !
Special thanks for the photos go to Florian Wagner and the other apprentices of Lippe colliery who sent these pictures to me.
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Lots of information about the colliery.
Two winding towers and a ventilator.
|The winding tower of Lippe colliery.||
The tower and the ventilator from below.
|A nice view of Lippe colliery.||The Scholven power plant from far away.||Another winding tower of Lippe colliery.||A winding tower of concrete.|
|The view on the processing plant from above.||The processing plant and the winding tower.||The green winding tower of Lippe colliery.||Lots of conveyors.|
|Different channels for the conveyors.||A conveyor for the hard coal of Lippe colliery.||A view down on the processing plant.||A nice view down from the processing plant.|
|Three white staircases and the waggons.||Lots of goods waggons for the hard coal.||The sewage plant of Lippe colliery.||Rails on the colliery's area.|
|The inside of one of the waggons for the coal.||A long line of goods waggons for the coal.||Impressioning data.||The sign of the RAG.|
|The operator's place of the winding machine.||The inside of the operator's place.||The colliery's entire winding machine.||A driving wheel and the engine.|
|The winding machine's strong hub.||The brake shoes have to be strong, as well.||The data of the winding machine and the shaft.||Two mine cars in a pit cage.|
|The pit bank with two pit cages.||Miners before going under-ground.||Four rails for the mine cars of Lippe colliery.||The way of the mine cars with the hard coal.|
|The machine for emptying mine cars.||The same machine from much closer.||Lots of mine cars are waiting for being used.||And once again lots of mine cars.|
|The mine cars are controlled from here.||In the processing plant of Lippe colliery.||The waste material is separated here.||A grating through which the coal has to fall.|
|The entire machine with the grating.||A conveyor for the hard coal.||Large wheels are used for driving a machine.||A conveyor in Lippe colliery's processing plant.|
|A white pigeon in the processing plant.||White stones.||That sounds very good.||This person is responsable for your safety.|
|During the open day of Lippe colliery.||The training of the electricians is very good.||Modern machines for the apprentices.||All for the miners' safety.|