Standing where the Final Assembly Building used to hum and staring across the former site of the Sheet Metal and Spring buildings. Today, of course, the Foundry is gone as well, so you’d be looking across Prairie Ave.
The rear of the complex shows the more than 100 year old workhouse–still working! I do not know if the tanks are original to the 1901 elevator, but I suspect so.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
Water at the bottom of the silo was perfectly clear.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005. The only photo I have showing the steam locomotive out front.
A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.
A single cloud makes its way to Buffington Harbor and Lake Michigan from the quiet backroads of the plant.
Just across the North Dakota border, a rusty Milwaukee Road boxcar sits where it was shoved off the mainline. The grain elevator in the background marks the tracks, which is still used by BNSF.