A mid-line polishing booth. It was fun to see the thousands of lasers and other sensors that guided the robotic arms and tools around the bodies as they passed. Note the red/green stop/go lights in the distance.
This picture is lit by a direct lightning strike of the building. It’s impossible to describe the feeling of being in this giant open building the moment it channeled an electric explosion into the earth.
One of the three ovens where the powder would be heater to over 2000 degrees… hot enough to fuse iron, but not hot enough to liquify it.
There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.
Old conveyor belts are draped over the sides of the ore chutes to cut down on the noise and wear of the dumping trains.
The engine room.
A typical stretch of the assembly line.
From inside a painting shed, where heatlamps and a vented roof made sure that the Caddy looked like it was worth the price tag.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.