A one-of-a-kind installation in Armour’s otherwise gutted engine house.
Birch shadows on stone walls… have you been looking at my Christmas list?
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.
SFAAP’s iconic smokestacks. You’d notice if you drove past this on the highway.
A twin-engine crew pushes full taconite cars onto Dock 6.
Kat dancing down the trestle, which is one of the highest in the state, standing about 100 feet over the road. Mamiya 6/Portra 160
The flour mill (rear) and its elevators. The taller elevator was moved here in 1955, when the Harrisons bought it from Federal, who declared it surplus. The smaller elevator replaced an earlier smaller warehouse in 1926. Taken shortly after dawn. This one picture made the drive worth it, for me. Medium Format.
These corner pilings served as bumpers… a little assurance against wind, ice, and new captains.