These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments.
Pillars painted red indicated firefighting supplies. Fire was a very common enemy of early rail facilities, and many roundhouses burned down because of a combination of dry wood, hot, fire-breathing machinery and countless oil-saturated surfaces.
Between two brick buildings is a metal one with many windows set into it. Having been in many mills of similar design, I conjecture that this was the milling building, where machines ground the corn before it was boiled.
Train-mounted snowplows pushed the snow through the fence and against the old offices.
“Paint the fence,” they said, but I don’t feel like it… who cares, anyway.
Is this a fence, or part of a bed frame?
An employee lunchroom with every door and window covered in vented steel.