One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard.
From the highest roof of Ogvilvie’s, Thunder Bay looks like paradise.
Kansas is known for tornados. Think ‘Wizard of Oz’. That, considered with the fact that the workers were surrounded by bombs and bomb making materials called for lots of earthen shelters, just in case.
A huge steel tank, one of several left over, left over from either the Ashland Oil or Allied Chemical periods.
The only light in the ‘coffin’ of the Atlas E is that which leaks through the exhaust vents.
There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.
Two versions of Detroit. One where buildings stand tall and proud, and one where they wilt under the sun. It’s an amazing juxtaposition.
Just across the North Dakota border, a rusty Milwaukee Road boxcar sits where it was shoved off the mainline. The grain elevator in the background marks the tracks, which is still used by BNSF.