Abkhazian Silent Hill
• The Abkhaz Silent Hill
There is a well-known horror film - "Silent Hill." For those who did not watch, I will tell. The action takes place in a mysterious mining town, under which for many years burning coal. Of course, in different paranormalschina happening. But all this would not be so bad, if not for the scenery - whole blocks of abandoned buildings.
I think you have already guessed what associations made me a visit to our present object - Tkvarchala.
Like many Abkhaz settlements, city name in different languages differ: Tkvarcheli in Georgian, Abkhazian Tkuarchal. We will stick to neutral Tkvarchal.
The city was built near the coal mines, and the main function of railway transportation of coal was. There is also a hydroelectric power station, which supplies electricity to a good part of regional consumers. Needless to say, it is operated at the local angle.
We move on to the study of the railway infrastructure.
Tkvarchala Station is in an even more deplorable state than his fellow Ochamchira.
The weather that day was rainy, which was reflected in the spirit of the pictures. The first thing that catches your eye at the station - wagon cable car hanging limply above the track.
It used to operated the cable car connecting parts of the city.
in Georgian inscriptions knocked down, like most other stations.
Inside - a swampy cesspool.
The platform itself well preserved.
A tablet and does look fresh.
Coal is mined in the area so far, and are taken as by rail. This results in a mountain of coal dust, mixed with water. Swamp more then.
Fuel are shipped to the port of Ochamchira gondola cars and dump cars where they are reloaded onto ships and taken to the Turkey.
It should be noted that coal mining is a Turkish company. Who gets most of the profits, I think, talk is meaningless, but 90% of the area of the budget tax revenues is "Tkuarchaluglya".
We walk through the station. Immediately we meet already familiar to us in Abkhazia locomotive column.
Around or unfinished.
Alternatively, the skeletons of various structures.
These turnouts are already a rarity. Enjoy.
It appears the station at all is missing drainage - soil is so swamped that sleeper flex even under my weight.
In the immediate vicinity of the TPP station of the buildings that stick out like a tentacle pieces of pipe.
Motrisa only at first glance seems to be abandoned.
In fact, on the other hand, it ... habitability. Path state is poor: even the tram tracks are rarely brought to such a state.
Hopper, too, is very interesting - like and on the roads, but in fact the rails beneath has long departed.
And what did I say about Silent Hill in the beginning of the post? The fact that the population of the city after the war in the early 90s has decreased by several times. The city itself looks abandoned.
But even he did not go to any comparison with Akarmaroy - the city is even higher in the mountains, which is also conducted before the railroad now dismantled for scrap ...
In the city he lives about 200 people, and the housing is built on more than 2,000 ...
The city built the German prisoners after the war, and, according to our guide, so we loved this place that refused to go back to Germany.
This bridge, arch Warped over mountain river, is a unique architectural construction. Unfortunately, the trains do not go on it for a long time ...