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Offline twocvbloke

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Cold war-era bunker telephone exchange...
« on: November 15, 2018, 07:48:15 PM »
Thought I'd share this video of two people exploring a cold war-era bunker with a surprisingly still intact telephone exchange, granted it's been vandalised, but a lot of it is still there and probably serviceable once cleaned up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwed0aR4ECk

Offline rdelius

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Re: Cold war-era bunker telephone exchange...
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 08:42:41 PM »
Mostly Strowger step by step

Offline dsk

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Re: Cold war-era bunker telephone exchange...
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 11:10:31 AM »
You may see some frome a Norwegian cold war exchange from the Cuba Crises  25 sec int this film: https://digitaltmuseum.no/021115517241/asen-nodsentral-innlemmet-i-norsk-telemuseum

The complete manual backup, the exchange is protected as a museum.


Offline 19and41

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Re: Cold war-era bunker telephone exchange...
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 02:35:09 PM »
It's remarkable how fast such places have deteriorated.  It's difficult to locate any of the facilities I worked in during the late '70s to 1980.  I know where they are, but they are either put to different purposes or obliterated and a part of agricultural fields.  I hate to se the memories gone, but it's good they aren't needed now. 
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Re: Cold war-era bunker telephone exchange...
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 03:33:48 AM »
From 20:02, another cold war-era exchange gets a look, and this one appears to be somewhat functional:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdLoUF3CBU4