Volklingen Iron Works in the Saarland region of southern Germany, near the French border, is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The works closed in 1986 but is now a fascinating museum. Although this works is closed, there is still an iron works in Volklingen and the molten iron ore is transported in these torpedo wagons to the nearby steel works. See image 66279 for a shot of a loaded train passing. Similar wagons were used at the Ravenscraig complex near Motherwell.
Location: Volklingen Iron Works
Company: Volklingen Iron Works
Photographer: Norman Glen
Make contact: Norman Glen
Image number: 66337