The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown.
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.
I wish I had the equipment then that I have now… I look back at these 10-year-old pictures and can’t ignore all the grain.
The end of the new elevator. Line of bird droppings follow the fire sprinkler pipes and wires in the room.
In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
Knowing that a tornado just passed nearby is less distressing when you’re surrounded by nuclear-attack-hardened buildings.
Looking out of the labs at the company garages.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
The right passageway is a carved staircase that winds upward to an old entrance. The left portal is one of the bigger and well-carved rooms… I would guess it’s part of the original caves.