Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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World's Biggest Refrigerator That Can Store up to 200 Train Compartments.

There is a huge underground structure in Russian city Samara. This refrigerator can hold up to two hundred railway cars of food! Soviet Union liked to build big, and this is one of the examples of such construction. Also, from outside you would never, never suspect that there is something that huge below this regular red brick building in the middle of the city. Soviet authorities were keeping here the strategic surplus of the foods for Samara city. Samara is over one million worth of citizens and in case of disaster they need lots of food. So they built this huge storage and placed it deep underground under a regular house so that enemy would not suspect and don't bomb it. Many people who live around can't even suspect that such a huge structure is hidden here.

From the backyard of the building you can see the trucks unloading. How such a small building can let those huge trucks unload inside one can ask, and the answer is its huge underground facility.

Originally it was a mine or a quarry for the stone. In 1939 they finished the mining and started using it to store fishes. Samara is a big city standing on the large Volga river, so fish was plenty there. Then after WW2 they started storing the army ammunition here. They brought it from all across the Soviet Union.

But then in 1958 Russian department that makes surpluses has got this and started placing the refrigerating machines inside.

In total this refrgirated storage can hold 16400 tons of food! The food was sent here from all the Soviet Union.  When food got close to expiration date it got was distributed into stores for sale and new fresh food arrived.

The machines use freon gas and can keep the temperature below -26 centigrade.

These are remains of old fish barrels still staying there since 1930s!