Old parts catalogs litter the floor. The office overlooks empty shelves. Graffiti glue peeling paint in place.
Bricks from the demolished buildings.
A siren near the main road. Is it an air raid siren?
Power House, 2000s From the roof of the larger power plant’s Building A, Hastings, MN’s lights burn behind the smokestacks.
Another ruined spiral staircase in the mill.
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.
ZC was sure proud of his castle!
Every elevator has sets of these conveyor switches. Grain comes down through the top chute and the bottom chute rotates to move the flow onto various belts around the plant by gravity. The cross belt is another switch and the bridge belt brings the flow to the other half of the elevator.
The tangled telegraph lines between Mitchell and the engine house keep the old pole from topping in the wind.