I am not sure, but I think this section was a storehouse; it has two ramps that connect the rail yard outside and the blacksmith shop. On all of the historic doors that face that part of the yard, signs caution workers to look out for cars…
Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.
The newer tunnels were fitted with these fluorescent lights, although some skylights (block glass embedded in skywalks) let in some natural light during the day.
From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
A fallen branch smashed out this skylight years ago, and since then the bees have found this tiny toilet a perfect home. This is part of the hotel where employees slept.
In some places in the mine shops, you can still make out narrow gauge track in the floors.
Devan setting up his 4×5 camera.
This drying house was full of ventilation ducts, broken scales, and insulated carts to haul powder around the line.
In this old repair shop, vines fall from the rotting roof to meet mossy concrete. Even though it had been dry for days, water dripped in from the roof to make permanent puddles between workstations. It was full of color and sound and industry and nature.