An interesting crane in the back of the machine shop. It seems very light duty, so I am not certain what it was used for.
The roof could be vented when locomotives were running inside.
Downtown and the blight.
When the factory’s production line was up for auction, many parts were removed, crated and labeled with big painted numbers to ease their removal by buyers. Not everything sold, however, so not one dark corner of the factory seems without a pile of dislocated industrial junk.
The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos.
I wanted to see the third floor to get a better view, but the third floor had already been demolished. The old walls had cascaded down the staircases. This building is gone, now, as you can expect.
The largest room was the diesel laboratories, which tested various devices and fuel additives to make it safer to mine underground with diesel trucks and other machinery, such as at White Pine Mine, Michigan.
Snow flies across the frame as the sunken cribbing freezes bellow the concrete.
Rubber dock boots still sits under the desk in the dock office, near keys to rusted locks and files of fired employees.