Near Howardsville, Colorado, the Animas River gets quite wide. This is near the Little Nation Mill, which is worth a stop if you’re traveling north from SIlverton. It’s also near the former Gold King Mine, which “blew” in 2015 and flooded the Animas River with toxic mine water.
The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.
Camera: Voigtlander Bessa Film: Acros 100
This is one of the modern nurse’s stations where the last inpatients lived in the mid-2000s. The windows are thick shatterproof plastic. I am unsure why the suspended ceiling is missing.
These aluminum powder kegs were forgotten in storage.
Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.
One boat comes into port while three wait. The birds, fat from spilled grain, circle overhead. Arista 100.
I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.
“Paint the fence,” they said, but I don’t feel like it… who cares, anyway.