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 Posted: Mon Sep 6th, 2021 07:27 pm
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I expect this fits the sometimes 'quirkiness of content' here on Freerails.

Porto Flavia Masua, Italy.

This cliff-face port is considered a masterpiece of mining engineering.  

It was a bold idea, but one which his backers decided to accept.
Work began in 1923, with a team of expert miners and climbers brought in,
for the dangerous construction project.

Using dynamite and mechanical drills, the workers managed to excavate
two tunnels, one above the other, each about 2,000 feet long.

And each tunnel was connected by nine vertical shafts,
that served as reservoirs for the ore.

A small electric train was installed in the upper tunnel,
and was used to bring in the ore from above.

The ore was then tipped down into the reservoirs,
from where it could be unloaded onto a conveyor belt system in the lower tunnel.

The conveyor belt ran down through the tunnel toward the cliff face,
and then extended a full 50 feet out above the water.

Any cargo ship moored beneath it could be filled in a couple of days.

See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
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 Posted: Tue Sep 7th, 2021 01:43 am
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Ken C

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Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Quite an interesting mining shipping operation,

with a minimum of space.

Thanks for posting.  :apl:  :apl:

Ken Clark

Kaslo & Slocan Railway
International Navigation & Trading Co
Kootenay Railway & Navigation Co.
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 Posted: Sat Oct 9th, 2021 01:26 am
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Hi Forrest  :wave:

You find some good stuff !  :thumb:

I know, you know ...

... We love the quirkiest at Freerails !  :Crazy: ;)

If you happen to like high-diving ! ...  :w:

... It's FAST to the beach, after a days mining !!  :shocked:

Super ol' vintage B&W photo !  :old dude:

I wonder where they snapped it from ? ...  ???

... Up top of a ships-mast, or the next cliff along ?  L:




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