This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.
In what Studebaker called the ‘Materials Building’ are these giant concrete bins of fine molding sand, there for casting metal parts using the molten metal from the adjoining building. On the far left side there is a train track and once upon a time a gantry crane traced the room under the roof
Four A.M. was the best time to be on the main assembly line. This was about shortly after most of the machinery was removed.
The mine was built with stone, wood, and steel. It’s in good condition.
Two steel hoppers supported by counterweights and springs, which were used to weigh incoming grain loads before being deposited in the silos beneath this floor. Garner is another way to say “big measuring tank”, if you were wondering. I fell in love with all the tubes and chutes on this floor.
Peering into a remote office at Manitoba Wheat Pool #3. Someone left their to-do list behind.
Many of the higher floors were more or less demolished–usually more. These would have been condos had ‘The Arcade’ project come to fruition. Now there are simply wide open floors punctuated only by pillars and meaningless hallways.