History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

The place you see in the picture used to be a metallurgical plant in the past. It is located in the city of Nizhny Tagil and currently represents history frozen in the metal. The plant is located on a huge area and contains several workshops, blast furnaces, and a huge surrounding territory.

History Frozen In the Metal

The plant was built in 1975. It expanded its production in the time of the USSR where they manufactured iron and ferrous metal. The plant was closed in 1989. They made ferrous metal in the workshop seen in the picture which is well-preserved till now. The furnaces are not used in modern industry anymore.

History Frozen In the Metal

Blast-furnace plant is another interesting place that can’t be missed due to its huge and high furnaces. The plant is colored orange. Solid fuel and ore were transferred to the furnaces with special mechanisms. Then metal underwent temperature processing. And finally they obtained ferrous metal placed into special containers.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

Old wall of the workshop.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

The roof was destructed with time and now the workshop looks like a greenhouse.

History Frozen In the Metal

A huge bath made of ferrous metal.

History Frozen In the Metal

Safety techniques and industrial sanitary in iron industry.

History Frozen In the Metal

A very powerful ventilator.

History Frozen In the Metal

The roof.

History Frozen In the Metal

The furnace.

History Frozen In the Metal

Entrance to the furnace.

History Frozen In the Metal

Complex structure of the furnace.

History Frozen In the Metal

Water supplied to the tubes was cooled down before entering the furnace.

History Frozen In the Metal

Territory around the plant.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

The blast-furnace plant.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

The city viewed from the furnace.

History Frozen In the Metal

Workshops.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

The furnaces are over 60 meters high.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

With the help of the mechanism the furnace was supplied with iron.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

The cistern must have contained gas in it.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

Tube for gas separation.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

Canal for fused iron.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

Fused iron was placed into special bowls.

History Frozen In the Metal

They contain only water today.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

Inside the workshop.

History Frozen In the Metal

Water pipe.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

Dam wheel.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

The size is really impressive.

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

History Frozen In the Metal

Boiler room.

History Frozen In the Metal

It feels very exciting to be inside the plant. The building is really huge and the complexity of technological processes fascinates. Its details are very big in size, tubes are very large in diameter and metal constructions are all different. It is not clear now what many mechanisms and devices were intended for.

Location: Nizhny Tagil

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12 thoughts on “History Frozen In the Metal”

    • Haha! Nah, socialist evolved into capitalist because socialist can’t afford to keep running non-profitable plant.

      That’s a theme you see here here again and again. Governemnt decides to put something here, even though it can’t afford it, and it doesn’t make any money. But they keep it running, losing money all the time.

      Then BOOM! Reality sets in, and you know what? Wow! We just can’t keep that stupid plant running! It makes NO MONEY!!! We only put it there because Stalin wanted it there! (maybe to make money for his brother in law or what ever).

      This is why the old soviet union collapsed! The kept building stuff that made no money! Paying people, slaves wages, and it STILL made no money! Once they took, absolutely every single dime, from absolutely everybody, they finally had to shut it down anyway. Because there was NO REASON FOR IT TO BE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

      The glory of capitalism, is if there’s no reason to put a plant there, it won’t go there. It’ll go where it’ll make money. And once it stops making money, it’ll go somewhere else. Keep the government out of it. they have NO business being there anyway!

      (now, what’s the point of raping your people, your workers? There IS no point! Governemnt will rape their workers all day long, because they can, they can do it and get away with it, because they have the guns! the private companies can’t rape their workers, because they’ll quit, or won’t work hard. No, they have to BE NICE to their workers to get any work out of them. Your precious socialist government doesn’t have to be nice to them, history proves it, over and over again.)
      Socialism, marxism, communism, SUCKS!

      • But still, after all that, they could make abit of money out of it – by selling all that junk, iron and steel, to some junkyard – but they decide not to, and just let it rust, and try to forget it.

  1. Would have been a great post, if you could have found some old photo’s to show it in operation.

    But seriously, 1975? NINETEEN seventy five? Surely you’re thinking at least 1875.

  2. Amazing!!! I would only like to make a brief comment on the picture you said “Fused iron was placed into special bowls”. That bowl, actually is a slag pot. It is a pot used to put the slag generated during the melting process that needs to be separeted from the molten metal.

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