Standing where the Final Assembly Building used to hum and staring across the former site of the Sheet Metal and Spring buildings. Today, of course, the Foundry is gone as well, so you’d be looking across Prairie Ave.
Wyoming has Montana’s ‘big sky’ reputation truly challenged.
I was squatting overnight in one of the buildings and woke up with the sunrise. This is what I woke up to.
Jet Lowe is my inspiration.
Like a railgun pointed at the Rockies… the boom would direct tailings–junk rock–outside of the dredge pond.
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.
Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.
At first glance, I thought the center building was a hoist house because of the shape of the window. Now I think this was built as a warehouse and later used as a laboratory.
The great entrance to the Service Building shows the detail once present in the old hospital.