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.
A volcano (?) under a window.
A vintage X-Ray machine in the oldest section of the hospital.
An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
HDR matrix panorama. Looking from the grain elevators, now doomed, toward the city between the flour mill’s water tower and tile elevator’s neon sign, the old and new economies seem almost united. Yet the financial centers rise in reality to shadow the now-abandoned industry and manufacturing. The way of things, I’m told.
A closeup of a flour chute.
Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.