Oldest steam-driven hauling machine in the Saar region, Velsen
the oldest steam-driven hauling machine is located in the historic engine house at the former coal mine Velsen. Built in 1916 by a company named Dingler in Zweibrücken, the machine with cam control has 4.800 hp. The piston diametre is 1.100 mm, the Koepe sheave has a diametre of 7 metres, the hauling cable a diametre of 65 mm. The machine, operational up until 2005, was used to transport miners and coal wagons from above ground to below ground and back again. During its best times, it could lift and lower a pit cage over 4 levels, 15 persons per level. The shaft is 1.058 metres deep. In the year 2000, the machine was rebuilt to receive a compressed air engine, other than that, it has been preserved in its original state (including the helmstand). A second steam-driven hauling machine, identical to this one, used to stand in a large hall next door. The second machine no longer exists, the hall is used as an event space.