Ore Yard Sunrise Early bird gets the blast furnace. You gotta love that ore yard gantry crane. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: cranes, dirt-roads, furnaces, smokestacks... Showering red-hot coke fresh from the furnaces near the Coal Tower (in the back) was the Quenching Tower’s duty (front). Approaching the power station and its giant stack. The stack replaced four shorter stacks in the 1960s, helping with pollution in the downtown corridor. An interesting crane in the back of the machine shop. It seems very light duty, so I am not certain what it was used for. A sizable crane on the corner of the engine house still swings out. It seemed the only way to get a view of the room was to climb above the mounds of rotting donations, now not even fit to burn. A nice view of the aurora borealis (“Northern Lights”) strong enough to outshine the industrial lighting at the power plant. The lights in the foreground direct ships discharging coal for the station. Brick crowns of the twin stacks are not aging well. 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. An auxiliary crane in the corner of the foundry room.