A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
Looking down the kiln line from atop the furnaces.
The end of the heating line allowed glass to cool slowly, and thus be stronger.
The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right).
All of the bucket conveyors crashed on this work floor when their casings were scrapped. Note all of the valves to open the grain flow.
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.
These monorails were on a side line to build smaller parts of the Ranger before being attached to the truck itself. Note in the upper right that there’s another conveyor above this section.
The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.