A photo from the early 2000s before the conveyors were scrapped.
In the days when steam locomotives required immense amounts of water, water towers such as this served the rail line as crucial rail infrastructure. This specific tower was built in 1903 for Canadian Pacific and is one of the last of its kind. Inside is a giant cedar-lined tank with a 40,000 gallon capacity. Note the rails are gone, but the filler spout remains.
Not a wisp of smoke can be seen today.
I was squatting overnight in one of the buildings and woke up with the sunrise. This is what I woke up to.
Looking toward the power station at the edge of the explosives plant.
It’s a mystery to me why this elevator has a Gold Medal Flour ghost sign. You can read it along with its obsolete monikers today.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
A shot of Longmont from the highway. Fuji 35mm.
Looking out of the elevators. Canada Malting, Vitera A and Vitera B in the background.