The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.
Devan setting up his 4×5 camera.
A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.
A detailed look at the side of one of the thousands of transformer boxes in the war city.
An engine on display outside the Montana Territorial Prison in Deer Lodge, MT. This was a typical electric locomotive used by The Milwaukee Road.
The tunnels were full of bricked-up doorways. I wonder how many rooms under there are totally sealed from the outside world…
Looking up the hill from the rooftop of the Temple Opera Block. The downtown casino (left) looks far closer to its original use as a Sears Roebuck department store than it does today. Behind it is the blighted Carter Hotel, one of many abandoned buildings near the former Orpheum.