The middle section of the smokestacks were coal hoppers, and this device would load the coal into the hoppers from the conveyor belt it rode across. The bottom section of the stacks were storage rooms while the very top were, surprise, chimneys for the power plant.
The most derelict of the old bonded warehouses. Note the barrel elevator on the side of it!
A divot to let more light and air into the building.
Harsh rail yard lighting throws shadows of broken windows against the line of boilers.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
The secret sweet-yet-salty center of the nameless factoryscape. Home base, tuned to rule the AC and turn out Product X at record rates, I’m sure.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
Can you imagine workers in a food plant smoking on the job today?
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.