After a short rainfall douses the mill in downtown Fergus Falls, the river next to the brick walls swells and the sounds of water overtakes the echos of the nearby bars. Reflections are on the foundation of the former distribution and rail building.
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.
The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown.
The main street of the ghost town is also the maintenance road for the BNSF line that bisects Colmor.
A side view of the oven pusher from the ground. The tallest coal bunker looks tiny in the distance, though on the scale of the factory it’s practically on top of me as I’m taking the picture.
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings.
A bridge crosses the main street of the village; one that goes nowhere. Ambiguity intended.