San Luis may not be a ghost town, but it’s aspiring by all indications. Luckily, it’s close enough to Cuba, NM to hang onto life, unlike the other ghost towns down the road.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
The tangled telegraph lines between Mitchell and the engine house keep the old pole from topping in the wind.
For some time, tugboats were stored next to the elevator.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
Between the catwalks of Furnace 6, the molted ore would flow through the chute.
Train-mounted snowplows pushed the snow through the fence and against the old offices.
The wood-braced structures descending the hill connected the La Crosse Tunnel to the mill in Central City. To see a picture of an aerial tram in action, see at my Treasure Mountain article.