The basements of the barracks were often stone and brick, and many of them were connected by short tunnels.
A colorful boiler is a happy boiler! RotoGrate systems remove ashes from the boiler firebox by revolving the bottom of the system to let the fly ash drop into a hopper. This greatly increases boiler efficiency.
End of the paint line. After reading Father Action’s excellent-as-always writeup about his adventures here, I was pretty cautious around big spinning alarms. (See http://www.actionsquad.org/fordII1.html)
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
The sign that greets visitors to the ghost town of Colmor. Nothing says ‘welcome’ like birdshot.
The hike to the village is steep. This is looking into the valley from the halfway point.
The pits have long since been filled so the roundhouse could be used for storage.
The pitch of the roof is more typical for areas with lots of snow—not the border of Ohio and Kentucky. So, I assume this roofline accommodated some equipment inside for trains—note the tracks.
This room on the top floor of one of the oldest buildings has seemingly not changed since it was adapted for employee use. Some sections of the hospital were adapted for staff to live in. Paying Patient Ward–where capable patients were separated from wards of the state.