When the ship loaders were added, a doorway was cut through the metal silo to make a room for the grain handling equipment. Note the dust sensor in the corner of the torch-cut archway.
This side of the mill, which abuts the Great Miami River, is much older than the other side of B Street. You can tell it went through many revisions.
Raab strolling where the coal and ore would be dumped by trains that traveled along the top of the concrete pilings.
Watch your head, say the colors. This side of the plant is apparently still standing and is owned by the city.
The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.
While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
Steam pipes squirm around the stacks.
The light towers of Allouez seem romantic compared to the street lights atop Dock 5.