Aerial Monorail I like to think of this as the hardware abstraction layer. It’s one of many subassembly monorail conveyors that dipped onto the factory floor to deliver assembled subsections where they needed to be on the main assembly floor below. Similar Images ...based on the tags: assembly-lines, cables, catwalks, machinery... These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door. The elevator tower seems to have been built with expansion of the dock in mind. These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains. The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years. A massive steel sheer’s equally massive drive cog. Imagine the force. After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in. The steel sea leg is so heavy it requires a huge counterweight that travels the height of the elevator. One of the only remaining pieces of equipment in the distilling room is this green control panel on a bridge suspended in the middle of it all. An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.