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Giant iron gears spinning around axles damped by huge coil springs were used to rotate the 4 heavy presses in the briquette processing building at the Brazeau Collieries coal mining operation. The massive machines stand still and silent today, coated in a combination of tar and coal dust, collecting rust under the grime. But in its day there would have been a steady flow of hot, loud work in this plant, where a small complement of workers oversaw the final steps of creating a once-key power source for homes and businesses of the expanding West.
Gearing Down From Some Hot Work, Nordegg
Nordegg Alberta Canada


Giant iron gears spinning around axles damped by huge coil springs were used to rotate the 4 heavy presses in the briquette processing building at the Brazeau Collieries coal mining operation. The massive machines stand still and silent today, coated in a combination of tar and coal dust, collecting rust under the grime. But in its day there would have been a steady flow of hot, loud work in this plant, where a small complement of workers oversaw the final steps of creating a once-key power...
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