Looking into the Argo Tunnel at its Idaho Springs portal. I was hoping to see tracks and a steel door, but found a busy crew of environmental workers installing a pipe between the bulkhead and new water plant.
A bridge crosses the main street of the village; one that goes nowhere. Ambiguity intended.
Looking up the tallest structure left at ACME.
Footprints of houses past; tailings of mines past.
Looking out of the American diesel crane at the gantry crane that ran the length of the dock.
Miller Creek, in one of the wider sections that features a trout (as in the fish) canal in the middle of the drain. Even though it is underground, the fish are able to visit their breeding ponds upstream by swimming through the specially designed tunnel.
Candy jar molds, in the far corner of the paint shop.
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.