This steel cup on the card would move molten copper to the caster from the furnace.
The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
Looking down the kiln line from atop the furnaces.
For a short time, CN mounted flood lights atop the abandoned dock.
The spectacular, if precarious, view of downtown Minneapolis from the roof of ADM Annex 4. Note the great messages left by various graffiti artists who made it to the spot.
Looking through the trestle toward the ghost town.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum.