The individual ovens are skinny to allow even and fast heating of the whole interior. Numbers are cut into signs because no paint could withstand the heat or corrosive emissions from the coking process.
These long curved corridors connected the wards. Locked doors on both of their ends were a security and comfort feature. Sounds and people would be sealed in their respective wards, as the hallways would act like beautiful airlocks; they were so long that it was unlikely that doors would be open on both sides at the same time. Portra 160.
One of thousands in the complex. Part of a series of photographs where I capture the number “13” in industrial settings.
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.
Without proper pressure, the steering engine was ineffective.
The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
A storage vault for guns and other weapons to protect the base from attack.
A broken scale in Isabella A, next to an old wood stove.
The cold air collided with the sun-warmed water on the floor, filling the ground floor of the Keg House with thick fog…
Chester Creek takes many such sliding dives where it empties into Lake Superior.