Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
Shadows of the rusty trestle and cold control towers on the Barker. Workers are preparing to swing over the sides of the boat to help secure her to the Minnesota Power dock.
Sarah in Miller Creek Drain.
On the left is the 1907 elevator section and its 1926 expansion is on the right. Interesting how the century-old silos seem to be faring better. Windows provided light to the underground conveyor tunnels, which were used to bring grain out of the silos by gravity.
West Elevation of the Depot. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6
I didn’t test the rungs, but I bet the view was incredible.
This was the exterior wall of the roundhouse; engines would have entered on the other side and machinery would line this side, hence the big windows for natural light.
My favorite shot from the trip. Later in its life, the plant was converted to burn its own byproducts, but it seems this was designed as a coal hopper.
A panorama next to a long abandoned adit. The tram has seen better days.