The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
The largest room was the diesel laboratories, which tested various devices and fuel additives to make it safer to mine underground with diesel trucks and other machinery, such as at White Pine Mine, Michigan.
The steam plant could be vertically traversed with this one-man belt driven elevator.
It is unclear whether this area was for coal dumping or ore dumping, though the huge dents in the steel plating suggests the latter.
One of the occupied buildings in Nevadaville.
The license plate reads “Farm Truck”.
In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.
The clock, which was sold after Amtrak dumped the building, was returned to the Waiting Room in 2005.
Paperwork litters the floors of the zinc mine offices.