The parking lot is in better condition than most of the complex. The left building is the lab.
An orphan culvert and camper, both tossed aside where nobody that will see will care.
An abandoned ranch on the east side of the tracks. This was not the Colmor Cutoff they were waiting for.
The top floors of all the buildings seemed to be the worst off. Arson and the elements have eroded Packard like water over salt.
The conveyor belt prevented cranes from accessing the left side of the dock, so cranes were mounted to the gantry crane to maintain the ore chutes on the side.
Wyoming has Montana’s ‘big sky’ reputation truly challenged.
One of the old cooperage buildings is largely unchanged from when it was built. The raised section of the building houses a crane.
On the National Mine property are two shafts, both serving the same workings. This one seems to have gotten some upgrades in the 1960s, judging from the condition of the metal.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]