Where the trees are sprouting–below the skyways and criss-crossing pipes–are two sets of railroad tracks that turned through this narrow alleyway through the middle of the production line to drop off raw materials and pick up finished product.
One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad.
Because of the dangers of storing the materials to make explosives as well as the explosives themselves, there were earthen bunkers all across the plant like this.
The modern shaft stands above the north side of Gilman.
Death. About two seconds after the explosives were triggered.
The projector booth, above the balcony in the auditorium.
Two charmers, I’m sure. This area was a coal pit for the nearby power plant.
Near Howardsville, Colorado, the Animas River gets quite wide. This is near the Little Nation Mill, which is worth a stop if you’re traveling north from SIlverton. It’s also near the former Gold King Mine, which “blew” in 2015 and flooded the Animas River with toxic mine water.
At an abandoned train repair shop.
The top of Dock 4 was too dangerous to explore, but this panorama gives you an idea of the view (and how rotten the wood was).