Without proper pressure, the steering engine was ineffective.
Looking toward a void–formerly a hallway to the mineshaft–now a hole in the ground.
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.
Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
A panorama next to a long abandoned adit. The tram has seen better days.
One of the large barracks. All of them are overgrown like this.
Taken as I drove out of Silverton, CO. One of my favorite landscapes of 2015. Want a print? Email me!
The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.
The light next to this acid tank was perfect, thanks to a gaping hole in the roof.