Flooded Ford Mine Room Looking through perfectly clear water into an abandoned mine room. My guess is that it contained some pumps to keep the mine dry and equipment related to the elevators. Similar Images ...based on the tags: ladders, rusty... The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work. The chapel (left) and surgical suite (straight on) move in an out of view as fog rolls up from the St. Louis River valley. I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short. Behind the evaporators are heavy access hatches to inspect the steam pipes within. Calumet stands at the side of the Union Pacific railyard. The end of one of the scrapped turbines. Judging by the aborted attempt at cutting it in half, the scrappers had some trouble with this one. Colors of the boiler room. A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house. The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.