Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.
Because there’s no Port-a-John underground.
I like to think of this as the hardware abstraction layer. It’s one of many subassembly monorail conveyors that dipped onto the factory floor to deliver assembled subsections where they needed to be on the main assembly floor below.
From inside a painting shed, where heatlamps and a vented roof made sure that the Caddy looked like it was worth the price tag.
Sawdust is the most classic of insulation materials.
This bay would host boxcars as workers would fill them with the fruits of the factory.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
A flooded assembly line.
The former, and much-altered, main entrance and grand staircase.