A panoramic view of the sintering plant’s gas plant (?). Everyone who visits must get a picture of these rusty smokestacks!
As the Barker steamed past the dock and island, the sunset casts the shadow of the Taconite Harbor receiving trestle on the boat. Through the fog, you can see some of the islands that were joined into a breakwater.
Without a conveyor belt, this tripper seems lost. The job of this machine was simply to take grains from the moving conveyor belt and eject it into the silos via the chutes on the sides. Note all the dust collection venting added to the machine to suck up any explosive grain dust.
Because the shaft is nearly vertical, rocks riding inside shift a lot. To keep them from breaking down the door and raining into the shaft.
An interesting crane in the back of the machine shop. It seems very light duty, so I am not certain what it was used for.
Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
The woman in the wall has the bed; is pulling it in; is holding you down…