Furnace #6; its catwalk and tapway. Note the lever-operated gutter-blockers.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
A crashed freight elevator.
There is a cool old air compressor in the corner of the powerhouse.
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
A polaroid (FP100c, actually) of the newer grain car dumper.
I like to think of this as the hardware abstraction layer. It’s one of many subassembly monorail conveyors that dipped onto the factory floor to deliver assembled subsections where they needed to be on the main assembly floor below.
One of the early automated painting booths in the paint plant line.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.