Looking from the powerhouse across to the old Electrical Assembly side of the plant that manufactured products like thermostats. Most of the complex is connected by skyway and tunnel systems.
A typical narrow hallway at Birtle.
The sidewalks are littered with rocks.
The bits with handles are the filters with screens of different sizes. Larger grain particles would be stopped at the top for further reduction via the mills, while the powder at the bottom would be run through another bolter–one of the refinement stages in flour production.
The quality assurance labs were no doubt a busy place.
The powerhouse had two elevated tracks behind it, one for coal and one for deliveries.
An old name for an older elevator, as seen from an abandoned rail spur.
Algae grows where water flows/From the sawtooth roof/To the mines below/The sun climbs high/But is in no one’s eyes/A wall alone crumbles/It was no suprise
Beside the shaft building are two fans on skids, indicating they were used underground.