A photo from the early 2000s before the conveyors were scrapped.
This building stood on stilts until it was demolished. The top floor handled radio traffic to boats and trains. The bottom floor had locker rooms, records, and a lunchroom.
The pipes above sprayed water onto the hot coke.
One chute drops grain on a conveyor for storage in the north silo cluster, while another is ready to deposit the flow where the conveyor cannot reach. Instead of engineering the belt to trip in reverse, the silos under the workhouses have their own chutes.
Chutes connect the bottoms of the silos to a conveyor belt.
Where the approach meets the dock.
The underside of the ore dock in winter. Snow drifts across the dock from the frozen lake.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
Where workers’ pay would be doled out and collected.