A screened water wheel, presumably for rotating the dredge once it lowered its “foot” to pivot in place.
Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors.
These monorails were on a side line to build smaller parts of the Ranger before being attached to the truck itself. Note in the upper right that there’s another conveyor above this section.
Looking toward the Female Infirmary Ward from the long, glass, Conservatory hallway.
At first glance, I thought the center building was a hoist house because of the shape of the window. Now I think this was built as a warehouse and later used as a laboratory.
Somewhere there was a hoe left on the ground. Given that we had read articles about photographers being mugged around the abandoned projects, we felt it wouldn’t hurt to carry this around. I am glad we did; it made a great musical drumstick against the warped Wheeler Rec Center floor.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
A hole in one of the boards casts the inverse image of a tree outside across a peeling sanatorium wall.