Modern Shaft with Cars An open mine cars waits to be lowered back into Eagle Mine in front of the rust-locked modern mine shaft in the middle of Gilman. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, carts, mine-shafts... Wind-battered catwalk lights between the shaft house and headframe/rockhouse building. Molten copper pouring being a very dangerous thing to do by hand, this scale measured the load for the “Auto Caster” that actually formed the cooling copper in its molds. From inside a painting shed, where heatlamps and a vented roof made sure that the Caddy looked like it was worth the price tag. A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis. David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler. The long control room overlooks giant caps where equipment was removed long ago. Near the guard post protecting the launch pad at the Duluth BOMARC is an orange windsock. “Ballistite is a smokeless propellant made from two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine. It was developed and patented by Alfred Nobel in the late 19th century.” -Wikipedia. This section of the production floor was constantly dripping. Someone had laid down giant plastic sheeting to attempt to protect the lower floors, but it hasn’t worked.