Looking across the catwalk attache to the elevated control room, in charge of the train dumping part of the operation.
Who knew that wallpaper could stick to dirt so well?
One of the cupola air intakes, rattled loose by the demolition downstairs, hangs stranded on the second floor. You can see that the floor I’m standing on in this picture used to extend all the way to the right wall. The blue paint on the wall made the climb absolutely worth it.
A closeup of a soon-to-be-scrapped crane pulley.
Drawn in fresh concrete about 50 years before I took this picture, and only 2 years after this elevator blew up…
This building would store and maintain warheads. It was right next to the launch pad, but the two were separated by a high mound.
The ’59’ is just a reference to that work station. Unfortunately the scrappers beat me to this machine–there was not much left besides the 2-ton shell and this control panel.
Installed in 1904 at the center of the plant, this is one of two batteries of boilers. Being in Oshkosh, heat was very important to keeping labor moving in the cold months.
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.