Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.
The turned rail was to prevent runaway cars from going over the end of the dock and into the lake.
The pilot house, lit with the lights of Superior.
Counter-weighted ore cars alternately filled and emptied to feed Furnace 7. Honestly, though, the corner-mounted cranes are sexier in my opinion. Note the trees growing from the stacks.
Taken several years before the tornado story when the weather, and the condition of the buildings, were nice.
“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
Looking up at the most conspicuous graffiti in the city on ADM #4.
In the corner of the former school grounds…
The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.