When it was convenient, the sugar company would pull equipment, even pipes, from one mill for another.
At an abandoned train repair shop.
The Tilston School,built in the late 1960s. In front of it is a memorial and model to the first schoolhouse. This building, however, has been turned into a kind of town dump. The classrooms are filled with mattresses and discarded tires and trash.
Sluice tables stretch into the darkness.
One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
The workshop sat below the main working floor and had serious power going to it.
This movable chute came off its rails.
Only two machines sit on the rails in the roundhouse, both oil cars. It’s not clear whether there’s anything inside either, but they have to have been placed here before 1970, when the turntable outside these numbered doors was removed.