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Industrial Culture

Please visit and enjoy industrial archaeology with us!

Immerse yourself in the industrial history of the 18th and 19th centuries, when steam engines were introduced to Swiss companies.

Be fascinated by hissing colossi and filigree constructions that fundamentally changed people's lives, work and possibilities for movement. Admire the precision of the technology, the ingenuity and the flair for the beautiful that the designers of the machines at the time showed. And gain an insight into the working conditions of those people who with diligence, spirit, ability and skill founded our prosperity in Winterthur. (more

New town landmark for Winterthur

The former Sulzer factory locomotive has been erected on Z├╝rcherstrasse in Winterthur, where it was built in 1907.
Although she stands behind the birches and the orchids but she is back, surrounded by noble and beautiful plants. Here again the steam centre has shown how willing it is to compromise when it comes to the preservation of valuable cultural assets.

 

First, the locomotive was loaded onto the trailer in the former assembly hall of the SLM, where the locomotive was built over 100 years ago. The two crane operators of the Swiss Steam Centre did this with great precision. After a short transport around the area of the new "Lokstadt", the E 2/2 arrived at its new destination, where it was then, no less precisely, placed on the new tracks by two truck cranes. Many people admired the spectacle and the professional handling of this small project. Now the little locomotive will be there in the next few years in front of this new district, behind birch and orchids, as a witness of a past but very important time for Winterthur