A long exposure in the crane cab at sunset throws a bit of color into the bleak yellow glows between the windows and car shaker.
This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them.
One of two control towers that reached over the lake. The control panel here was used to move the conveyors over the ship’s hold doors, adjust flow of the taconite, and so on.
A burned and rusted control panel in the corner of the new hoist room.
This might have been part of the Pioneer Pellet Plant. It looks to be a ball mill, which pulverizes ore by spinning it with thousands of ball bearings.
This was one of two skyways that went between production line offices. It’s easy to tell because it’s not reinforced for machinery to travel through it. I also like that it’s a double-decker, so to speak.
A small machine shop level.
Inside the west portal is a big liquid propane hand warmer, for workers to take the cold off their gloves as they handled the switches and doors of Cramer Tunnel. Mamiya GA645 / Kodak Pro 400
Delmar #4 is like two elevators in one, in capacity and design.