This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
Looking up at the network of elevators at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Its train shed doors stand open under the void where conveyors should be. You can see where they used to connect on the left and right. The outside of the building is covered in racist graffiti.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.
The elevator works on gravity… this is where a conveyor belt was to move the grain toward the main elevator to be loaded into ships.
“Crunch, crunch, crunch,” said the ground. “I know,” I replied.
A single cloud makes its way to Buffington Harbor and Lake Michigan from the quiet backroads of the plant.
The newer tunnels were fitted with these fluorescent lights, although some skylights (block glass embedded in skywalks) let in some natural light during the day.
The bridge here moved workers between the dock, the approach tracks, and refueling buildings.