THE PARK OF TITANS, CARMAUX

At Carmaux, not far from Albi in the Tarn, France, coal was mined since the 13th century. It is in the 19th century that mining took their rise and Carmaux Mining Company employed 3,000 people and extracted 500.000 tons / year of coal at the end of the century. The modernization of the 20th century made it possible to further increase the production, but at the end of the 50s began a slow decline accompanied by numerous strikes. The last well, the one of La Tronquié, at Blaye-les-Mines, closed in 1987.


The operation of an open pit mine, rare in France, began on the site in 1985 and ended in 1997. The crater of the 'Discovery' of the old mine, spread on the towns of Blaye-les-Mines, Cagnac- les-Mines, Le Garric and Taix, formed an amphitheater of 1300m diameter and 230 m deep.


During the conversion of the site, it was decided to develop a multi-recreational park : Cap Découverte, opened in 2003. Leisure, varied sports, music, seminars, group trips were to draw crowds. It did not happen.


But here, there is the Titan Park, Exhibition Park of mining machinery of the former open pit mine. A huge bucket wheel excavator, from which the extracted ore was transported on a conveyor belt following the convoy to the storage site, is exposed. There are also hydraulic and / or electrical excavators and rigid dump trucks to transport the ore. Obviously, the park is open air and exposed gears rust.

Pictures, royalty free, were taken by J M Maclou on July 23, 2015 at Carmeaux. They are in almost chronological order.

 

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator, 1972, 21-yard, electric motors.

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator, 1972.

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Overview of Cap Aventure.

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Park of Titans.

 

 

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

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Bucket of Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck. http://photostp.free.fr/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=34&start=40

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

 

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

 

 

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

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Tracks of Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

 

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Tracks of Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

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Bucyrus-Erie 295-B II excavator.

Dsc 0479a dresser haulpak 510 e dump truck

Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

 

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck.

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Demag H 285 Excavator. Two actuators are curved. http://tractors.wikia.com/wiki/DEMAG ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demag

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

 
 
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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

 

 

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

 

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck

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Demag H 285 Excavator

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Demag H 285 Excavator

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck

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Demag H 285 Excavator

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Dresser Haulpak 510 E dump truck

 
 
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Demag H 285 Excavator.

 

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

Dsc 0534a dresser bulldozer

Dresser bulldozer. http://tractors.wikia.com/wiki/Dresser_Industries

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Dresser bulldozer.

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Dresser bulldozer.

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Overview.

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Overview.

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Overview.

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Overview.

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Overview.

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Overview.

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Caterpillar 7730 dump truck. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar_Inc.

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Caterpillar 7730 dump truck.

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Caterpillar 7730 dump truck.

Dsc 0549a liebherr 991 excavator

Liebherr 991 excavator. http://tractors.wikia.com/wiki/Liebherr

 
 

 

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Liebherr 991 excavator.

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Liebherr 991 excavator.

 
 
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Liebherr 991 excavator.

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Liebherr 991 excavator.

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Liebherr 991 excavator.

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Liebherr 991 excavator.

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Liebherr 991 excavator.

 

Liebherr 991 excavator.

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Liebherr 991 excavator.

Dsc 0566a caterpillar 7730 dump truck

Caterpillar 7730 dump truck.

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Caterpillar 7730 dump truck.

Dsc 0568a liebherr 991 excavator

Liebherr 991 excavator.

Dsc 0569a caterpillar 7730 dump truck

Caterpillar 7730 dump truck.

 

Dsc 0570a caterpillar 7730 dump truck

Caterpillar 7730 dump truck.

Dsc 0571a caterpillar 7730 dump truck

Caterpillar 7730 dump truck.

Dsc 0572a caterpillar 7730 dump truck

Caterpillar 7730 dump truck.

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Caterpillar 7730 dump truck.

Dsc 0574a fives cail babcock bucket wheel

Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel. http://www.fivesgroup.com/about-fives/fives-at-a-glance/a-strong-history.html ; https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fives-Lille ; http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/decouverte,mine/Interesting

Dsc 0575a conveyor of fives cail babcock bucket wheel         

Conveyor of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

Dsc 0576a tracks of fives cail babcock bucket wheel

Tracks of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Tracks of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Tracks of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Tracks of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 
 
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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Overview.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel

 
 
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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 
 
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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 
 
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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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.Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Tracks of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Tracks of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Tracks of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Conveyor of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 

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Conveyor of Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 
 
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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 
 
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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

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Overview.

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Overview.

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Overview.

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Overview.

 
 
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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 
 

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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 
 
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Fives Cail Babcock bucket wheel.

 
Dsc 0639a demag h 285 excavator

Demag H 285 Excavator.

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Demag H 285 Excavator.

 

 

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