Rain and snow has gutted a third of the building. From the ground floor, I could see the sky in some places.
When block glass shatters, it looks like ice.
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.
Fire doors separate the buildings.
The floor in this building (now demolished) was very rotten. This picture was taken through a window from very firm ground.
A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.
The new concrete workhouse, as seen through chickenwire.
I had to search the shelves a while to find this old logbook. The open page lists changes in stock numbers for Cutler Hammer Coils, and one row says that a new coil was installed on the black larry. The larry is the machine that loads coke ovens.
“GREETING FROM BEAUTIFUL GARY–WISH YOU WERE HERE!” My postcard shot.