Looking toward the power station at the edge of the explosives plant.
The flour mill (rear) and its elevators. The taller elevator was moved here in 1955, when the Harrisons bought it from Federal, who declared it surplus. The smaller elevator replaced an earlier smaller warehouse in 1926. Taken shortly after dawn. This one picture made the drive worth it, for me. Medium Format.
Gulls check in on me while I climb around the roof of one of the train shds of SWP #4. FP-100C.
Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today.
The long control room overlooks giant caps where equipment was removed long ago.
That floor isn’t dirt–it’s old rotting grain that’s formed into a sort of moldy mud.
Although it’s difficult to spot at first, there is a traveling mini crane down the way about the three windows. This was installed to service all of the fabrication machines that would be in this section.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
“Five Roses” was the brand of flour that Lake of the Woods marketed. Later, this became another Manitoba Pool elevator. Notice the “POO” up top? It’s missing the ‘L’…