Coal mining in the Salzach region - page 4 !
Special thanks for the photos to Richard Binder, who has sent the pictures to me and who gave me the necessary advice.
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|A lot of water in a longwall mining area.||Tracer paths of the miners' lamps.||In an Austrian roadway underground.||
A windlass and
|The operator and "his" engine in a roadway.||In the background the Salzach coal can be seen.||A miner at a large underground switch.||Frequently concrete has to be used.|
|A SaKoG miner at work in the Austrian mine.||Water has to be pumped here, as well.||Underground everything has to be very exact.||The cisels of a shearer from very close.|
|Protection against the water in the colliery.||A very small underground roadway.||A strange pipe can be seen under the ceiling.||Water is pouring out of the top of the dam.|
|A view up a shaft of the Austrian colliery.||And once again there is water in the colliery.||After the water there is mud in the roadway.||Water has to be pumped again.|
|A room for the breaks - but it is underground.||One end of a longwall mining area.||A lot of mud has settled in the mining area.||The roadway has collapsed.|
|Lots of pipes and cables under the ceiling.||A lot of rubble in a roadway.||Important: A fan for air supply.||The fan's backside.|
|After that the water disappeared: Lots of mud.||A beautiful photo of an underground machine.||The entire machine.||Stalactites in an Austrian roadway.|
|Even more water is in a roadway of the colliery.||In the operator's place.||The last ton of coal of the Trimmelkam mine.||The mine car with the colliery's last ton of coal.|
|The former pit bank with the ropes.||A view up from the pit bank.||A "floor" inside the winding tower.||The ropes are still hanging in the winding tower.|
|Strong pillars supported the winding tower.||On this conveyor the coal was transported.||The tower's wheel seen from above.||The wheels inside one of the winding towers.|
|The mine cars were collected on the colliery's area.||In front of the gate there is still one of the mine cars.||The mine car with the SaKoG symbol.||The colliery as a watercolour.|
|The Helenen shaft in Ritzing in the Burgenland.||A beautiful ancient winding tower.||The reproduction of an entrance to a tunnel.||A commemorative plaque for the mining industry.|