I wish I knew the story of this popcorn-themed boxcar.
Now, to add a human scale.
About a second after the explosives were triggered.
Quincy Smelter, 2014.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
This was taken before the top of the docks really started to rot-out; now this stretch past the crane is distinctly unsafe to cross. Still, you can’t beat the view of Dock #2 winding into the distance, where the approach is chopped-off before the yard used to extend.
I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.
The bottom area of the smokestacks house storage spaces. The windows of these rooms that were never completed line up perfect.
Regauging is the process wherein barrels are opened and the whiskey is tested in various ways, especially in its alcohol content.