This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
Fall in line, act skinny, watch out for low hanging pipes. Don’t ask me where in the maze this was… 90% of the plant looked like this; vast rooms and catwalks with crisscrossing pipes and valves.
Looking up at the LEMP malting plant elevator. Look at that BRICKWORK!
The sign that greets visitors to the ghost town of Colmor. Nothing says ‘welcome’ like birdshot.
Taken on a short trip where the whole floor of the roundhouse and engine shop was covered in fresh snow–thanks to the holes in the roof and open windows.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
Hand painted fire extinguisher notices and a long room which I strongly suspect was a pattern cutting room.
Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos.