A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005.
Ryan, as seen from the crane ladder.
Blondes und bricks!
The only door into a large windowless concrete room, probably a storage bin. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
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.
One of the principal businesses in McConnell was a farm implement and lumber store. This is too new to have been bought there, but I like that it’s still on the edge of town. It’s more comfortable than the emptiness beyond, that used to be a little prairie town.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.