This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
Looking out across the elevator row from Portland Huron’s roof. Don’t you love the color of the sky?
The Big Dipper brought its friends into view, and the best seat is 80-feet up.
The fiery side of a launch building, just is it began to rain.
He had the knees of a stallion. RIP.
This was the exterior wall of the roundhouse; engines would have entered on the other side and machinery would line this side, hence the big windows for natural light.
It would be a shame if this building is not preserved. Word is (as of 2015) that construction may start on this section soon.
Calumet stands at the side of the Union Pacific railyard.
In what Studebaker called the ‘Materials Building’ are these giant concrete bins of fine molding sand, there for casting metal parts using the molten metal from the adjoining building. On the far left side there is a train track and once upon a time a gantry crane traced the room under the roof