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  1. Beneficial-Cucumber

    USA RG Steel - Tiltonsville (Apr 2019)

    This was originally a tandem mill for Wheeling-Pitt steel when it was opened, after it's closure about 12 years ago, it was bought by another steel firm - RG, this lasted until 2012, after it's closure, several of the outer buildings were used by a fracking firm that eventually pulled out in...
  2. ForgottenBuildings

    Belgium Steel Mill HFB (visited in January 2019)

    History: A blast furnace is an installation that makes steel from iron ore and coke, this happens at a temperature of around 2400 degrees Celsius. When there is quick liquid in the oven, one is drilled open and the steel flows out Steel production and further activities in this area stopped in...
  3. ForgottenBuildings

    Belgium Cokerie Carsid - January 2019

    History: The origins of the most famous coke plant in the city of Charleroi dates back to 1838, when a coke-fired blast furnace was established along the river Sambre by the newborn company Société Anonyme des Laminoirs, Forges, Fonderies et Usines de la Providence (shorten Forges de la...
  4. lucan

    Great Britain Steel Stockholders , Shropshire - Nov 2018

    The company was established in 1949 , they relocated in 2015 to a more central location and just left the site , there is a small petrol station at the front consisting of two bungalows , one is fairly empty and the other is full of paperwork from the petrol sales ,  not a huge ammount left in...
  5. AndyK!

    France Florange Steel Works / HFX, France - June 2017

    I remember visiting the "Bureau Central" a fair few years ago and noticing the massive steel works next door that the offices were once the headquarters for. The entire works seemed to be abandoned, although the old office block had clearly been out of use for a lot longer. We added it to the...
  6. B

    France HFX Steel Works - 2018

    An early partial visit of blast furnaces with @Himeiji   that ended by being caught by securitas, who called another security crew, who called the cops...... I wanna go back there but I don't know if I should :s Hell, Mittal's a bitch, but a beautiful one xD              ...
  7. teddybear

    Belgium atelier central - visited april 2018

      A repair facility  of a big steel factory here in Belgium. Abandoned for many years but still surrounded by razor wire . Here they repaired the trains and also other equipment used in in steel factory (radio's, chargers,....). It' took some walking to see all of the building (and still...
  8. little_boy_explores

    3 years of exploring the steel city of Sheffield

    following the decline of industries Sheffield offers plenty interns of urban exploring... from abandoned breweries, redundant steel works and leisure sites. It's difficult to experience all this in a single outing therefore I have compiled this into three years of exploring the city. Having...
  9. Perjury Saint

    H.F.B... Sept '15

    A late autumn morning spent lurking in a HUGE decommissioned blast furnace, dodging trains and security patrols? Yep... That'll do nicely!   . . . H F B . . .                           by                 As always, thanks for...
  10. Perjury Saint

    France Forge Lunaire... Oct '15

    Another euro weekender and we were lucky enough to find ourselves in this MASSIVE  French steel works...   ...FORGE LUNAIRE...                             As always... Thanks for takin' a look...    
  11. Hydro

    Redcar Blast Furnace - Dec 15

    Bit of history; Founded by Dorman Long in 1917, the steel produced was used to build structures including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tyne Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Under the socialist plans of the post-Second World War Labour Party, in 1967 Dorman Long was absorbed into the newly...
  12. The_Raw

    Redcar Steel Blast Furnace, November 2015 (Part 1 of 36)

    I don't really understand how stuff like this works but I think it just gets really hot and then farts big turds of metal out of it's arse. I CAN tell you one thing though, it's fucking huge and it's fucking epic running around it with your mates in the middle of the night! Founded by Dorman...
  13. The_Raw

    Shougang Steel Works, Beijing - October 2015

    Part 1. The opportunity arose to visit a friend of mine living in Beijing and it didn't take long for this place to crop up in conversation. He'd heard rumours of people being allowed to walk freely through the site before but this wasn't the case when he'd tried. Security had apparently been...
  14. The_Raw

    Tata Steel Europe, Scunthorpe

    More bad news for the steel industry, perhaps good news for the UE industry? One to keep an eye on for sure.
  15. WildBoyz

    Castmaster Roll, Sheffield - September 2015

    History Castmaster Roll, which has operated for over one hundred years, is a former foundry and manufacturing firm located in Sheffield. It was originally known as Davy Roll, the producer of gas lamps, but was renamed in 2003 after it was taken over by Mel Farrar. Castmaster specialised in...
  16. Dmax

    Thames steel April 2015

    This as you all know is a steel foundry that closed in January 2012 and everybody and his dog has been in to take pictures we have been told the plant use to turn old cars into nice shiny lumps of steel that would be sold to some other cock that probably turned them into not so nice shiny new...
  17. Grunpfnul

    Just a steel plant - November 2014

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  18. Maniac

    Steel Rolling Mill, Queenborough, Kent - July 2014

    After one of the false starts trying to complete Fort Darnet (when we accidentally broke a part of the engine) Liam and me were stuck for something to do, so I suggested going here. I was aware of this place, it closed properly last year and following a report on another forum I thought it was...
  19. Lowri Jen

    Great Britain Brymbo Steel Works - April 2013

    I had been meaning to visit this place for a while but never imagined that there would be much left, I was very wrong and it turned out to be a lovely little explore with lots of industrial gems dotted about the site. Sadly the roof has recently collapsed on the main structure due to snow...
  20. fat wreck

    Steel Designs Construction, Dover

    just some picz from The Former Steel Designs Construction site in Dover, i belive the place is going to be pulled down, ive been hear loads of times, its only a 5min walk from my place but ive never really taken any picz sooooo........ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 I also went back in...