Atelier Loco d’Ougree

THE ABANDONED TRAIN WORKSHOP IN BELGIUM


Atelier Loco d’Ougree are the rail repair workshops of ‘Cockerill-Ougrée’, a big steel plant in the Liege region.

Aerial view of the site

The first industrial activities on this site begins around 1854 when a zinc oxide plant was built here. The site was purchased by the flourishing steel company. As a result the zinc plant was partly demolished to built these industrial halls.

The railroad that crosses the site is used for the transport of cast iron between the blast furnaces and the steelworks. For maintenance on the locs and carriages they opened this ‘Atelier Loco’ in 1990.

After 2000, maintenance activities are discontinued. The site is abandoned. It was a victim of the crisis and was left just after the two blast furnaces, HF6 and HFB closed down. The photos of Atelier Loco d’Ougree were taken during my visits in 2016 and 2017.

Atelier Loco d'Ougree
Atelier Loco d'Ougree
Atelier Loco d'Ougree
Atelier Loco d'Ougree
Atelier Loco d'Ougree
Atelier Loco d'Ougree
Atelier Loco d'Ougree
Atelier Loco d'Ougree
Atelier Loco d'Ougree
Atelier Loco d'Ougree

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