Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

This country definitely never win…

 

Can you imagine fridge, which will fit 200 wagons of products? Yes, and underground? And not just underground…

Such fridge exists. Where Of course, in Russia. It remains a legacy of the colossus called the USSR. Yes, then not trivialized. If something to build, then with a giant scale. So that all ohreneli from the scale…

Do you know why it was built? It was not a problem. 16400 tons of food!

This mad fridge located on the outskirts of Samara, in a very inconspicuous place. Do you need to know how to build a red brick? And yet it’s not such a simple building.…

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

It is located at the foot of the mountain, which can not be called a mountain.… In the meantime, there are always trucks.… But warehouses are not visible… What is the ramp here for?

In fact, this is the entrance of the famous Samara underground fridge, in Soviet times, called «Samara Cold Storage Plant # 2». Locals call him Krasnoglinsky refrigerator.

Estimated by ramp length? The refrigerator is truly gigantic.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Interestingly, about the unique underground fridge, located in the Sokoliye Hills, every resident of the Samara region heard. But fortunate units. Only in recent years. This is despite the fact that fridge It is not longer stored here.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Initially, these were mine workings, where they mined gravel, rubble stone and dolomite flour. They were built by prisoners in the late 1930s. In 1939, the mining of mines was completed fish stock. He worked in the reserve capital. — Kuibyshev.

It was not until the end of the war. I’m not sure what I’ve been making. — inherent in these dungeons. In 1958, by decision of the Economic Council, dug tunnels were transferred to refrigeration equipment.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

The total capacity of all halls and corridors was 16400 tons (these are 200 cars)! From all over the Soviet Union, fish, canned goods, meat products were brought here. This is how the state originated. «Samara Cold Storage Plant # 2» — one of the oldest distribution in the former USSR «refrigerators». If you’re getting closer to the expiration date, we’ve been distributing it.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

The latest batch of Soviet products — 300 tons of butter — it was taken from here in 1992, after the enterprise strategic depositary. In 1997, with the advent of privatization, it was renamed OJSC «Cold». In the production — ice cream making, working smokehouse and bakery. But even that enterprise went bankrupt.

Now fridge It continues to work, although only part of its areas are used (only 20% of underground areas are actually cooled). Food is stored here by various private firms, intermediary enterprises and some retail chains.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Modern refrigeration equipment, working on freon. It serves lockable chambers in which the temperature is -26.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Of course, it’s an abandoned gallery. It is an incredible amount. You can’t see it later on. cooled chamber.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

This adit is adjacent to one of cooled chambers. It is true that there is no sign of it.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Get killed here — just spit.

We go to the galleries, where those rusty shells were once stored. This is a transport adit, established during the creation of artillery depots here in 1950.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Along the way, there are niches, from top to bottom, clogged with old barrels.

In them the barrels are kept salted fish, Samaralag and Beymyanlaga. It’s not a problem.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Further the galleries are more interesting.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

One of the cells in which shells were stored for a short time.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Now they are empty, but not abandoned.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

This was not the case. It is valid now, if necessary, it is possible to import supplies here even today.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Circulated through these pipes … chilled pickle!

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

But it was one of those opens up

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Inside the realm of permafrost.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

Eternal frost

For many years of operation the fridge frost of the walls of the mountain

Ice stalagmites are found.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

And these signs appeared on the camera for a reason.

Giant underground refrigerator USSR

It was accidentally locked in the room with heat of -18 degrees. This story is finished, because it was warmed up.

It was exhausted due to the 12-hour shift in shifting carcasses. But alive…

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