This picture is lit by a direct lightning strike of the building. It’s impossible to describe the feeling of being in this giant open building the moment it channeled an electric explosion into the earth.
A scrapped steam turbine, perhaps. In the background you can see a gutted casing for another turbine.
There big filters helped the mill sort through the flour, for additional milling, for example.
A colorful boiler is a happy boiler! RotoGrate systems remove ashes from the boiler firebox by revolving the bottom of the system to let the fly ash drop into a hopper. This greatly increases boiler efficiency.
Windows provided the 250-some workers with fresh air and light, and helped to keep flour dust from building up in the air, helping to prevent explosions. Today, machines control air flow better without windows, so they were bricked.
The engine room.
The old offices for the Oberon Elevator are defunct, but seem to be holding up to the brutal prairie snows and winds. Medium Format.
A breeze and broken window has animated one of the few curtains still hanging in Nopeming as of 2015.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
At first glance, I thought the center building was a hoist house because of the shape of the window. Now I think this was built as a warehouse and later used as a laboratory.