An abandoned railway network substation control room in Italy.
After stopping in a quiet town for coffee we were heading to our next location when this art deco beauty caught my eye. "Stop the car, stop the car that's a f***ing control room." I hollered. Access was slightly bait along the busy road and what was clearly a live substation on the site too but the open door was an invitation too good to pass up. We hopped the fence and ran to the door.
So I believed this to be the control room of a demolished power plant. It is in fact part of the substation that controlled the electrical flow of the Rome to Florence train line. There was a new high speed line built which was completed in 1992. I am guessing that they upgraded the substations to cope with the extreme demands of this high speed line. Which has substations based every 16km.
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