Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
A chalkboard that hasn’t been changed in my lifetime. Not something I expected to find in this engine room closet.
Looking at the entrance of the powerplant from its lowest catwalk.
Next to the generator room is the pump room, which moved steam around the complex.
Taken on a short trip where the whole floor of the roundhouse and engine shop was covered in fresh snow–thanks to the holes in the roof and open windows.
Beds line a basement room that is part way between the concepts of inside and outside. Boards and bricks were falling while I was photographing it—stay out.
These were some of the most attractive shops of all the mines in the area. It’s no wonder Hanna Mining wanted to use them as their center of operations in the Iron River district.
Looking out at the abandoned neighborhood around the house.
This room’s trim was unlike the others. Perhaps it was for a live in supervisor.