I was squatting overnight in one of the buildings and woke up with the sunrise. This is what I woke up to.
The tunnels were full of bricked-up doorways. I wonder how many rooms under there are totally sealed from the outside world…
The parking lot is in better condition than most of the complex. The left building is the lab.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
A nice view of the aurora borealis (“Northern Lights”) strong enough to outshine the industrial lighting at the power plant. The lights in the foreground direct ships discharging coal for the station.
Quincy Smelter, 2014.
It was interesting that, even though storms had carried the wooden walkway that stretched under the dock, these piles of spilled taconite remain where they had dropped.
The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right).
The first time I saw Buffalo Central Terminal was from a westbound Empire Builder. In the foreground you can see the rows of platforms.